We have so many fine people in our county, volunteers who spend many hours helping others. A prime example are the men and women who are volunteers for “Helping Hands of Trigg County.” Unless you have received help, you probably don’t realize how much time and money these dedicated people contribute to the welfare of our citizens. Then there are those generous people who donate money to make it possible. They are also our unsung heros.
Then there are other unsung heros who spend many hours helping someone in need.
I have recently been helped by two finished carpenteers who voluntarily built a ramp to make it easier for me to get out of my home and even possibly to drive again. I contacted a local lumber company to see if they had any plans for ramps which some volunteers might build for me and they recommended that I call Steve Robidoux, a local carpenter who had experience in designing and building ramps.
I called him and he came to the house to talk to me. He suggested that he and his brother, Bryan, build it for me if I would furnish the lumber. I was certainly happy to do that. They spent many hours and much labor getting the ramp just right, the grade that I would need to use either a wheel chair or a walker. Steve and Bryan wouldn’t take any money and wouldn’t even let me buy their lunch.
There are many senior citizens and handicapped people who would be so appreciative of just any act of kindness. Saying to them, “Call me if you need anything,” though well meant, is not enough. It is very hard for those folks to ask for help. I would suggest that you call or see them and suggest ways that you might make their life easier.
My heartfelt thanks go out to Steve and Bryan Robidoux and to all the wonderful, giving people like them.