Alternative Winter Break Appreciate Appreciate Appreciate – David Ioffe

By Sharon Schoenfeld
Hey, David’s Mom… He DOES know how to use a vacuum

Yesterday we volunteered at the St. Bernard project. We were divided into two groups, and mine helped build a house from scratch. There used to be a house there but when the hurricane hit, it was completely destroyed. Then the project began. What they do is that they buy houses for the low and sell it for the amount of money that it cost to build it. What I did in the house was place the tiles. My friend Jared and I worked as a team to achieve this goal and it was a lot of fun. During this task that I was given I realized how much work was required. I was shocked about the amount of work and effort everyone put in for just one house. After volunteering with the project I learned to appreciate everything I have in my life.

~ David Ioffe is a 10th grader from Brooklyn, NY

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