The University of the Cumberlands (UC) softball team’s hard work and dedication is not limited to sports alone. On Saturday, November 10, 2012, the team traveled to Corbin, Kentucky to assist the Mountain Outreach program with its leader Marc Hensley, in painting a home for Mrs. Glenna Wilson and her husband who were in need of their assistance.
The couple have resided in their home for over 27 years and claimed the home held many memories and sentimental value to them. The Wilson’s were more than appreciative to have Mountain Outreach and the UC softball team putting forth their time and effort into something they hold so dear to their hearts.
After only two hours of selfless labor, the home was painted, fresh and ready for the Wilson’s approval. Luckily, Mrs. Wilson was pleased and felt beyond blessed to have a local organization and a group of women who follow God and have a heart for people in need.
“I told them they could paint it any color but red,” joked Mrs. Wilson. “I wasn’t expecting much, but when I walked outside and saw the finished project, I was very pleased. I am so thankful these kids were willing to come out here to help.”
After the UC softball team saw the joy they brought to the couple, they were able to call it a day and be proud of their good deed.
Kristina Gramig, member of the softball team, humbly stated, “It feels awesome to know that I am helping the community in need.”
It takes team work in order to have a strong, winning season. It also takes a team in order to come together to help the community stay strong and keep faith in mankind.
Mountain Outreach has been nationally recognized for its work several times: the Action Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty selected it as one of ten charities to receive the Samaritan Award; USA Today noted the program in its 1996 “Make a Difference Day” competition; and President George H. Bush honored Mountain Outreach as his 220th Daily Point of Light.
Located in Williamsburg, Ky., University of the Cumberlands is an institution of regional distinction, which currently offers four undergraduate degrees in more than 40 major fields of study; nine pre-professional programs; twelve graduate degrees, including two doctorate, two specialist and eight master’s degrees; certifications in education; and online programs. For more information visit www.ucumberlands.edu.