CBS News 12: KXII Sherman

By Kristin Nill
Posted: Mon 9:25 AM, Sep 14, 2015

SHERMAN, TX- A local church in Sherman took time out Sunday to help those in the community who are in need.

Michael Warren’s brother Kelly has been in the hospital lately,his brother said he’s been ill for several months and can no longer walk which means getting in and out of his new home isn’t possible, until now.

“If he doesn’t have a ramp he can’t come down the steps in the wheelchair,” Warren said.

Trinity Lutheran Church of Sherman along with the Texas Ramp Project, built him this ramp free of charge.

“This allows him access to get in and out of his house on his own free will,” Duane Compton, Texas Ramp Project Coordinator, said.

It’s the first year the church has participated in a day of service called “Gods Work, Our Hands”, Evangelical Lutheran Church’s across the nation took part in the event helping others in the community any way they can.

“Many of our members have been in Sherman all of their lives and so it’s a place that is very important to them so it’s important to them to give to the people of sherman,” Peg Varns, who coordinated the day, said.

Nearly 125 people took part nine service opportunities in Sherman Sunday.
From singing at local nursing homes, working with Habitat for Humanity, and repairing the inside and outside of the Green House, formerly known as the Key Care Center.

“It is just marvelous knowing that someone will have a better life at least today with what we can provide for them” Varns said.

For Warren’s brother they didn’t just provide joy, they now allow him to continue to live his life

“It will keep the world open to him,” Warren said.

Which means everything to his family,

“This really makes him happy and pleased somebody’s thinking about him especially he does not know.”

The church plans to participate in a day of service again next year.

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