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Service Trips

Volunteer Ventures MA provides service trips for teens and parents to help rebuild parts of the U.S. that have been impacted by natural disasters. Contact to learn more.

February 2023 Trip to Houston

After 4 hot days of applying and sanding joint compound, installing insulation and drywall, hanging cabinets, repairing rotted wood, and painting multiple coats on walls, trim and ceilings, Mr. Carter’s Houston home is giant steps forward in being ready for him to return home. For two years following Winter Storm Uri he has not been able to live in the house, and his day of return is so much closer.

The before and after pictures tell the story of the hard work and great care that the parent-teen teams from Temple Shir Tikvah Winchester put into their days. Hats off to this crew for taking the time during a school vacation week to roll up their sleeves and make a difference in such a fundamentally important way – to repair a person’s home. This is the best expression of tikkun olam – repairing the world.  Thank you Temple Shir Tikvah families! You are great ambassadors of good will.

And thank you to the SBP Houston crew – Project Leaders Morris and Lamar who guided us through the work with focus, support, patience and humor. 
We hope you enjoy the pictures of our after-work activities, too. We work hard and play hard, get to meet and know new people, build connections across communities, and send messages of optimism and hope for the future. 

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