Christmas In Lexington

 

Working in conjunction with the Lexington County Recreation and Aging Commission, members from LUMC volunteer to participate in this county-wide one day blitz by making minor repairs to improve the homes of the frail homebound, low-income elderly. Its purpose is to make the home safer to allow the homeowner to remain independent for as long as possible.  This mission is made possible through the donations of churches and businesses around the county and, most importantly, the volunteers.

Christmas in Lexington 2016:

The Christmas in Lexington workday this year is scheduled for April 23, 2016.  Contact John Stewart at 803-800-4547 or by email at john.stewart121984@gmail.com.

Volunteers Needed:

To volunteer as a Christmas in Lexington worker please fill in the online Volunteer Registration Form.


Christmas in Lexington 2015:
Volunteers – 9
Manhours – 65
Cost- $338.95
Outcome- Priceless

Nine volunteers worked to repair the home of Ms Edna Roberts in West Columbia. They worked together to accomplish all of the tasks requested on her application. In addition they built an exterior porch and steps to allow safe exit using the kitchen door.

Work accomplished:
• New kitchen flooring: Replaced broken tile floor with new sheet vinyl flooring.
• 3 New windows: Replaced windows that would not shut.
• New door knob in kitchen door.
• Trimmed overhead limbs and raked leaves
• New exterior porch and steps to allow access to the home via the kitchen door

Budgeted $350- Spent $338.95 and the flooring was donated along with all the labor.

Special thank you to each of the volunteers who took time out to help Ms Roberts in this local mission. Nine volunteers gave up their Saturday to transform the home. They installed a new vinyl floor in the kitchen, replaced 3 windows and a door knob, cleaned up the yard by trimming limbs and raking leaves. They also built a new exterior porch and steps so that she could utilize the kitchen door. People helping people!