Cheri Ellis-Reeves of Elizabethtown has found a passion in volunteering and she encourages others to do the same.
She credits teamwork with playing an important role in what she does.
“We all work together here,” the Elizabethtown resident said, as she visited Helping Hand of Hope’s Elizabethtown office.
The organization, which also has an office in Radcliff, offers assistance to those in need. Among other things, Helping Hand of Hope provides food and clothing, financial assistance and job readiness training.
Recently, going through an airport, I saw a poster of a beautiful little girl around 4, saying, “All I want for Christmas is a family.” It was an effective marketing tool because it touched my heart.
There are many people wanting to adopt and many children waiting for someone to love them. Bless those who can find the place and time in their lives to give this little girl the best present of her life. Not everyone can adopt, but there are many children who just need someone to be their voice.
Lydia Payne’s focus is to make life better for area children.
Some of what the 59-year-old does is through the Vine Grove Optimist Club, but she helped kids long before her move to Hardin County.
At age 19, she left her hometown in Mississippi when she became a military wife. After having two kids, that marriage ended in divorce, but she met another military man, Daniel, and has been married to him for 30 years.
When she met him, she only weighed 72 pounds and was anorexic.
For some, the month of February is just the second month of the year, a time to let your sweetie know how much you care, to worry if the groundhog saw his shadow, to get income taxes done and find out if you are getting a big, fat refund check.
While getting my hair cut, I started a conversation with some lovely ladies about what they would like to read about. Overwhelmingly, they wanted to hear some ideas and suggestions on helping their children gain and keep confidence in themselves. I remember struggling with that same thought when my children were growing up. As a parent, most all of us want what is best for our child.