Every spring, DePaul puts on Vincentian Service Day (VSD) ,
a huge community service day where DePaul students head to many places around Chicago to give back and make a difference. In the past, I have volunteered with YMCA
and World Vision, and this year, Cru
DePaul volunteered with Habitat for Humanity .
VSD is one of my favorite days out of the year, and this year was no exception!
This year’s VSD was a very early start, as we had to be in Calumet City (basically a south suburb) by 8am. Once we got there and went through a quick orientation, we donned hard hats and gloves and got to work! There were many different projects being worked on, so our group got split up a bit. Some people got to do roofing work, others had to move a bunch of hay and wood around, and some (me included) got to use the table saw and nail gun and attach aluminum siding to underside of the roof overhang.
It was such a fun day. The sun was out, the construction work was a blast, and it was really special to be able to contribute to a project that had been going on for months and to see the families that would be receiving the houses that had been built. Habitat for Humanity is an incredible organization – if you are at all interested, I recommend getting involved! DePaul just started a Habitat club, so definitely get in contact with them over OrgSync if you want more information. Thanks, VSD, for another awesome day!