Virginia Tech Students Help Out at St. Gabriel Mercy Center

Sister JulieAnn Sheahan

March 23, 2016

Franciscan Sister Mary Beth Kornely shares about having Virginia Tech students help out St. Gabriel Mercy Center, Mound Bayou, MS.

Eight Virginia Tech students arrived at St. Gabriel Mercy Center to begin a week of service during their Spring Break. The beginning of the week provided them some time to work outside and to work on cleaning up some lawns of area residents. However, rain from Wednesday on kept them busy with inside jobs. Franciscan Sisters at Gabriel Mercy Center and Virginia Tech Students

By Thursday, there had been over 11 inches of rain, with so much flooding that they weren’t able to leave Our Lady of Victory’s Center where they were staying, due to flooded roads that were impassable. By Friday, they could get out and find alternate routes back to the Center to do what they could on the last day. We are extremely grateful for all they were able to do for us.


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