The featured photos cannot capture the words that express the stories each member told! A CD is available by contacting Trinity Church 610-489-4223.
A first-timer found it hard to express the thought of having lost EVERYTHING. To return home to all that a family has - shelter, food, clothing, children's toys, family photos - a reminder of what we too often take forgranted.
Anoher first-timer admitted to being hesitant about going, but returned to be ready to go next year.
One team was so good at painting a new home that will replace a trailer carried away by last year's flood, that they were asked to paint again and again - all with white paint, so that is what they saw for the rest of each day and they pressed a white handprint on their blue jeans, the mark of their completed assigmments.
Everyone was overwhelmed by the expressions of gratirude that were poured on them: the people whose homes they worked on, the storekeeper, passersby who met them on the street, and a film crew working on another project, but when follloning them to their job site featured them on the TV program.
This year's return on the Sunday before Independence Day, was timely for a church that was founded in 1854, and later charged the pastor to hold a partiotric service on the Sunday closest to July 4th and, now in honoring that tradition, a cemetery ceremony follows the service and particular attention is given to the 35 Civil War veterans who are buried there.
Remembering that members left to join the Union Army as their commitment to abolish slavery, this year's ASP teams who served below the Mason-Dixon Line were given the title: "Today's Army of Compassion."