Volunteers from all over the country came together Friday to lend a hand at several nursing homes around Weatherford.
The volunteers were members of WallBuilders, an organization dedicated to promoting a direct and positive influence in government, education and efforts in communities.
The group uses a foundation of morality, religion and the constitution.
Friday, two groups, including the first of 44 volunteers, showed up at Keeneland Nursing Home to give the facility a face-lift and spread a little positivity to its residents.
“I’ve met people from all over,” Keeneland activity director Michelle Edwards said of the volunteers. “We had 44 show up this morning, which was a huge number. We were told there were going to be 10.”
Working bingo, dispersing beverages and deep cleaning were among some of the days' activities.
“I’m overwhelmed with the work they’ve done,” Edwards said. “These people are like family. I cried when they loaded the bus and left.”
One volunteer said the decided to make the trek to Weatherford to learn and bring the education back to her hometown.
“I wanted to set an example, Lisa Bradbury, from Louisville, Ky. said. “When I go back home, I’m hoping we can do things like this in our own community and spread the message.”