Thursday, March 31, 2011

Day 90

It was haircut day at the Salvation Army today. We served dinner first, in the usual manner. There was rice, meat gravy, corn. Once that ran out we served pizza, which was really popular! Luckily we had a lot, so people were able to come back to get as much as they wanted. One gentleman had his tray stacked! We still had left overs, so I packed it all and gave it to a family with four little kids.

The men and women then disappeared for their haircuts. Students from the local technical college cosmetology program came down to volunteer their time and talent - everyone was really appreciative. However,I didn't get to see any of the haircuts because we were cleaning up in the kitchen. Each day there are a group of guys, living at the shelter, who help out in the kitchen with serving and cleaning. They are a fun, loud, and hardworking group. It was the last day for one of the guys, he has successfully completed his program and is moving to Florida next week, so in honor of that the chef cooked him a nice meal. Because people are staying there for several months in their programs they really build a sense of family, and this comes through in their interactions with each other.

At the end of the evening I said my goodbye's and promised to visit the next time I come to Augusta. I had a good two days here and am looking forward to my next visit!

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