When Father Fred Magee envisioned a place where families could find respite, he also looked to volunteers to help make that dream a reality. Today. volunteers continue to support our mission and assist our Farm residents to maintain and improve the facilities! What a gift they are to us!
Individuals, high school students, corporate groups all contribute their time and talents. This fall, in addition to our scheduled Fall Cleanup Day on October 26th, several individuals, two large student groups from St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Russell, and three corporate groups spent time volunteering at Waupoos.
They cleaned, raked, washed, painted, decorated, shovelled, gardened, cooked, weeded, moved furniture, put away summer items and completed every task on our lists – and more! In doing so, they helped us tidy up after summer and get ready for winter. Sometimes they helped with big jobs, other times they just take a bunch of small tasks off the lengthy “To-Do List”. In any case, it is like a breath of fresh air for the farm residents. And this helps us promote Waupoos and share our mission, build connections and build community.
Father Fred reportedly used to say, “If it is of God, it will fly”. His vision for Waupoos continues to fly on the wings of volunteers, just as it began.