Volunteers revamp widow’s home

COLUMBUS, Ga. – A hero’s widow is enjoying her newly redecorated home tonight thanks to a group of volunteers.  Volunteers brightened up Myrtis Snowden’s house Saturday.

“I’m blessed today.  I tell you it means a whole lot,” Snowden said.

Snowden and her husband, decorated Master Sargent Amos Snowden, were married for 35 years before he passed away in 1989.

“He was a good man,” she said.

Volunteers are fixing up Snowden’s house as a way to honor her family’s service.

“My closet back there and other arrangements.  And the house.  Outside.  It’s so beautiful,” Snowden explained.

Volunteers were also raising money for adoption at the same time they were working on Snowden’s home.

“What we’re doing is a fundraiser for, it’s called a Both Hands project, where we’re raising money for orphans while repairing the house of a widow.  So, people will sponsor us to work throughout the day to give money towards adoption,” said Kaci Lesley, director of Jeeah’s Hope.

Around 55 volunteers are working to make a difference in the community.  Aaron Flowers is one of those volunteers.

“Experience my community on a different level and to be able to be a part of it and to share the joy I feel about working with others,” Flowers explained.

A joy that’s felt in the heart and in the home.

“I’m just thankful to God for everything,” Snowden said.

Saturday’s project is the first Both Hands project.  Lesley hopes to make it an annual project.

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