Hundreds Of Volunteers Wrap Up Summer In Eastern Kentucky

By: Michel Mason Email
By: Michel Mason Email

Hundreds of volunteers from other states are wrapping up their summer in eastern Kentucky by giving back.

Whether it's building homes or making renovations, the Big Creek mission is spreading it's generosity in Perry, Clay, and Leslie counties.

WYMT's Michel Mason shows us how one group of volunteers is giving hope to a family in need.

Nora and John Northern are about to have a huge burden lifted from their shoulders thanks to the help of people they just met.

“They're doing it out of the kindness of their heart. They're doing it to let the community know that there's somebody there if you need them and that's a good feeling. Leslie County needed that,” Nora Northern said.

Through help from the Big Creek Mission, the Northerns will have a roof over their heads and a safe place to sleep by the end of this week.

They say the one room home may not look like much on the outside, but the sense of security it will provide means everything.

“It helps to know that I'm there now and they know where I am. They don't have to worry about where mommy and dad is,” Nora Northern said.

“It's not the size of the house that makes the home, it's the people in it and so that's what we wish for them that through this they'll never forget,” Bennie Durham said.

Several volunteers from the First Baptist Church of Marietta, South Carolina are pouring their hearts and souls into this project.

Far from home, Pastor Bennie Durham says there isn't any other place they would rather be.

“But it's all about Christ, not about us and so as long as we lift up and glorify Christ who can't feel good, I mean if you can't feel good helping other people then you need a serious check-up,” Durham said.

To the Northerns and the volunteers this project is more than just wood and nails they say it's a blessing beyond measure.

Volunteers hope to have the Northern's new home finished this week.

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  • by Hmmm Location: Ky on Jul 24, 2008 at 05:29 AM
    I don't see any anti-Christ people out doing this kind of things.They should learn from this. If there was no such thing as God, what makes people have a heart to help others? I for one believe and will raise him up forever. God bless all the workers volunteering their time for these causes.


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