This unit is made up of four young men who volunteer in humanitarian service work. Two days are spent at Saint Francis Hospital, where the young men help out in the emergency department and in the transportation department, where they help discharge parents from the hospital. Two days a week are spent at Harford Hospital helping out in the surgical unit family waiting room, admitting patients to the hospital, running errands for the cancer center, and helping in the emergency department. One day a week is spent working with Habitat for Humanity on new home construction as well as remodeling projects. Sunday mornings we meet to worship with two other missionary families. There are some from the community who also join us for the worship service. Sunday evenings are often spent fellowshipping together or calling in a worship service. A rewarding work is being done, and many lives are being touched by the willingness of these young men to give of their time in voluntary service. Oftentimes the testimonies from the young men is that this is a special time of growth in their lives.
History of unit: This unit was born from inspiration of the individuals living in the area and volunteering in some of the many facilities in the Hartford, CT area. With many volunteers in different facilities it was felt there would be opportunity for some of our young men to also help share in this need. An investigation committee went in the early part of 2012 and met with several coordinators for volunteers. These coordinators were excited about CPS coming and participating in volunteering at several facilities. Glastonbury is a town in Hartford County, Connecticut, founded in 1693. The population was 31,876 at the 2000 Census. The town was named after Glastonbury in Somerset, England. Glastonbury is located on the banks of the Connecticut River, 7 miles southeast of Hartford.