What an incredibly busy summer! It was hot, hot, hot and we were on fire! Our little group of Team YTIA volunteers really showed their true colors, out there under the burning sun of a San Antonio summer, but everyone felt a true sense of accomplishment as we helped build houses for several families in the newest Habitat for Humanity subdivision. In addition to our construction endeavors, we also found time for a little bit of fun: a great youth pool (billiards) clinic was hosted by the San Antonio Chapter of the St. Mary's University Law Alumni. And, YTIA has learned that we will also be the recipient of some of the net proceeds of the event! It can't get any better than that. But, now we are on to our new projects: volunteering at the San Antonio Food Bank in November, joining with Baptist Child and Family Services for the upcoming Christmas Party for youths in foster care, and getting ready to host our 3rd, yes, 3rd, Annual Sweet-Heart Dinner/Dance and Silent Auction in February! Blessing, after blessing.
Mary E. Valdez is one of the co-founders of YTIA, an attorney with an interest in (hopefully) making things a little bit better.