Group Spreads The Love In Lewis CountyPosted: Updated:
"It's like winning the lottery. It just brings me to tears. I think this is an amazing mission," said Sharon Christman.
Christman had her leg amputated in February and now wears a prosthetic leg, making it difficult to get in and out of the house easily.
Christman's name was picked for an act of charity from a group called Loving Lewis County.
For two years, the organization has traveled across the county to work on home projects for those in need. Volunteers are spending the week building a new ramp for Christman and her family near Carthage.
"If it's a blessing to somebody else, then let's go. It's a good education experience for all of us," said Noelle Haney, volunteer.
Volunteers from about a dozen churches across Lewis County will work on projects like this one. They'll tell you that the reward is almost as beneficial to them as it is to the homeowners.
"The people we get to help are so grateful. It makes my day better knowing how much I helped them," Eliana Bonbrest, volunteer.
In five short days, the team from Loving Lewis County will have the ramp completely built, sanded and ready for Christman to use.
Volunteers say their mission is to help others through community service.
"What greater way to do that than be helping them with things that they maybe can't do themselves, can't afford on their own. So it's a great way for us to do that," said Randy Lehman, volunteer.
This is just one of 15 sites that the organization is working on this summer - small acts of kindness that are going a long way.