Saturday, January 9, 2010

Nine





Today was a long day. We volunteer as a family to cook breakfast for a homeless shelter here on the east end of Long Island. Maureen's Haven is a non-denomination not-for-profit that arranges dinner, a warm place to sleep and breakfast to the homeless. They work through local churches that host the program. Our church doesn't host but supplies volunteers to St. Mary's who can do double duty so to speak because of this arrangement. We'd like to host the program at our own church, but we have storage issues and have no place to store the bed rolls, pillows and air mattresses.
Last year we did a breakfast in January and another in March. This year will be the same. This morning we saw the largest group in our five years as volunteers. I'm sure it's a combination of the very cold weather and the bad economy. This was the first time I saw a bit of rudeness towards one of the volunteers. Enough of the guests thanked us to make up for it.
Today's photo could have been a snow photo, but I decided I would add to my numbers series. This nine was on the front grill of a old brush truck parked at the Middle Island Fire Department. I was there for an Boy Scout Eagle Scout and the old truck caught my eye.
Made with the Canon d5 MkII, processed with ACR.

4 comments:

Mrs. E said...

I'm guessing shelters are full right now. What a great project!

A Life In Focus Photography said...

oh wonderful you share your time and energy

Hilary said...

Good for you and your family. Such a kindness.

S. Etole said...

What a day brightener ... both the photo and reading about your activities