up plywood, clearing out shrubs is what more than 20 volunteers came did this weekend in Aiken. They're helping the McElmurray family make their house "winter-ready."
glad. We were happy. We were so happy we wanted to cry," said Theresa McElmurray.
McElmurray has lived with her husband in their home on Swamp Road for more than
15 years. But after having a stroke, Mr. McElmurray was unable to keep up with
maintenance on the house. They were put on a list with the United Way, a non-profit
that coordinates with charities across the country to help resolve community
issues. The organization passed the McElmurray's name onto the Grace United
Methodist Church congregation as part of their annual Project Warm.
warm project was started by our new minister, Jim Dennis, when he came here
about three years ago" said Sharon Fernstron, a member of Grace United Methodist Church. "We've just been doing homes and yards and fixing
bathrooms and all the other things that you've seen so far."
the inside, the volunteers are replacing the kitchen sinks, toilets in the
bathroom and closet doors in the bedrooms. Outside they're weatherizing parts
of the roof, sawing down wild weeds and trees and repainting the home.
makes you feel good, because there might be a time when we need some help" said Bill Pinkson, a member of Grace United Methodist Church.
"There's somebody out there who could help us. And also, it makes the community
realize churches do much more than just collect donations."
of the church say they consider Project Warm their mission trip, instead of
flying to another country they're helping members of their own community.
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