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Hello Friends! After 7 hours in the car we made it to St. Louis. Everyone was thrilled when we saw The Arch for the first time on the highway, it was definitely an exciting experience. That excitement quickly subdued when we exited the freeway. We were dropped right into one of the poorest neighborhoods in St. Louis and it was an eye opening sight to drive past houses that were falling apart, broken windows, failed roofing, and boarded up doors. Driving past this really helped to solidify why we are down here to help this community. Once we arrived at Mission St. Louis we had a brief tour and then made our way to Target for a few essentials. We enjoyed a delicious chicken tender dinner at Raising Cane’s and headed back to Mission St. Louis to sleep. Tomorrow we begin with orientation at 9am and will travel to our first worksite. Peace and love from all of us with AB St. Louis.

~ Update from Elaina Brown