Each year, the Stritch M1s choose a class service project, and this year's cause was Rebuilding Together (similar to Habitat for Humanity). Saturday, April 24 was the organization's National Rebuilding Day, and about forty Stritch students (and some of their loved ones) converged on two houses to undertake various renovation projects.
The house to which we were assigned was in Berwyn and is owned by Luiz -- a super sweet Hispanic grandmother who has her cat and several of her grandchildren living with her. A couple of skilled electricians replaced some light fixtures and electrical outlets, and the rest of our unskilled (construction-wise) crew did a lot of interior painting. The house looked great when we were finished, if I do say so myself. :] Kudos to Jen, Luke, and the other house captains who put in a lot of work organizing this event!