A young group of boys, Jeff Crump, Colby Holmes, Carson Solis, Blake Kappes, Tate Letcher, and Brody Kappes are between the age of 12 to 18 decided to help Mt. Sterling with a wheelchair ramp under the supervision and leadership of John Hamilton from Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Owingsville. They worked bravely in 20–degrees to serve a local family.
John Hamilton took this project as a leader due to the experiences he had in construction, maintenance with light management at 4-H camp in Carlisle.
He was a perfect fit to supervise and lead this project, but when the young men were informed about this opportunity they were more than excited for it as they will get to use tools.
With the experiences of John Hamilton and support of the Church with design, full-time missionaries, financed and service projects, help them to freeze the land, cutting boards, assembling boards, setting concrete and transition of the ramp to create drive path.
The ramp was made on the ADA model and specification, which will help Mt. Sterling for many years.
When John Hamilton was asked to share his experience, he said, it was a wonderful journey to see how small bits came together and fulfill a bigger purpose and working with boys was fun.
We traded small bits of knowledge and even boys loved it, every time they pulled the trigger they had a priceless smile of the joy of learning and helping someone in need.
They represented a wonderful example of teamwork. The spirit of spreading joy and helping others brought them together on a freezing Saturday morning and made them work diligently for hours.
This was amazing to witness, what youth can accomplish and felt our future is in good and responsible hands.
Mt. Sterling is more than happy to have a new and beautiful wheelchair ramp.
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