Giving back this holiday season

Published 6:40 pm Thursday, December 6, 2018

There are many ways to give back during the holidays. Some take time to volunteer with the Salvation Army or give a gift at a Toys for Tots drive — both very worthy causes that do a lot of good.

However, it’s hard to beat the gift that General and Sara Winston received on Wednesday.

The Winston’s have lived in West Point for decades, but their house was in need of some much-needed repairs. Both General and Sara are 83 years old and have health problems that make it nearly impossible for them to do any kind of home repairs.

The Chattahoochee Fuller Center Project, West Point Vision and New Birth Ministry stepped forward Wednesday to make those repairs. Upgrades were made to the roof, new windows were put in and the windows will be replaced too. All of the volunteers also made sure the Winston’s had a Christmas tree. They weren’t expecting to be able to put one up this year.

Thanks to those organizations, a local family will not only have a great Christmas but will also see their quality of life improve greatly over the next few months. Their house will stay warmer during the cold winter months, pipes are less likely to freeze and they won’t have to battle roof leaks.

We applaud these organizations for coming together to make this a reality. They gave a gift that made a real difference for a local family.