It was a simple plan. Go to church and spend some time painting trim around the windows in our old sanctuary. A couple hours of work on a beautiful Saturday morning.
Get to church and there are signs for a hurricane relief car wash. Tables are set up in the area I was going to be painting. Was is the word as painting would wait. So I got my car washed and headed home.
Not too much later one of the youth leaders from church called looking for Thing2. More help was needed. We got her moving and the wife took her to church. The line was out of the parking lot and down the street. When Thing2 made it home 5 hours later she was wiped. And she had a smile on her face. Hard work for a good cause is the best kind of work.
Today at church the Pastor announced the totals: 245 cars washed raising $5,000.00. Not bad for a free will payment plan. Toss in Thrivents 1 for 2 matching and that is $7,500.00 on its way to help out.