posted on November 06, 2013 15:07
When the Retiree Builders are away for camp building projects, they are often gone for weeks at a time. The Builders’ wives generally travel as well, and usually the women bring their sewing machine along to work on crafting projects. Sometimes the camp needs something made, usually curtains. The women have made cloth diapers, baby blankets and rag dolls to be taken on mission trips all across the world, providing a wonderful outreach to the women and families. These talented ladies have knit hats for homeless shelters, pregnancy centers and NICUs.
Sammi and Walter Lacy were active Retiree Builders until Walter’s Alzheimer’s prevented them from traveling to job sites. Sammi reached out to the women who she knew had fantastic sewing skills. She asked if one of the ladies could make an Alzheimer’s activity apron for Walter. These aprons are great for someone with Alzheimer’s or a related disease, as it provides easy, repetitive activities for someone to remain engaged throughout the day. The apron helps occupy their hands, while eliminating idle time and encouraging memory recall.
As soon as Sammi reached out to her group of friends, the women stepped up to provide assistance. They found a sewing pattern over the internet and made the special apron for Walter. You never know when you’ll have an opportunity to show God’s love by using the talents He’s given you. These women are a perfect example.
: Builders lend a hand.