Over the last 13 years, Bent Tree member Louis McGee has developed a skill, set records, and gained thousands of accolades.
And that that’s all been since he retired.
After he left the workplace in 2004, Louis was looking for a way to stay active. When someone recommended volunteering, he and his wife began helping at Metrocrest Social Services, delivering meals to senior adults.
Then Louis started doing some basic home repairs and modifications to help these men and women live safely and independently in their own homes. He built wheel chair ramps and mounted hand rails, but he really shone when it came to installing grab bars.
As the number of his grab bar installations rose into the thousands, Louis developed a reputation for his expertise — and his kindness. Client after client who benefited from his work reported that Louis was respectful and courteous on his repair visits.
“Louis McGee not only put his technical skills to work to make daily life a bit easier for those coping with aging and mobility issues,” shared Metrocrest staff, “but through the manner in which he conducted himself, he let each individual know that someone cared about them.”
Recently, Metrocrest celebrated the power of volunteerism by honoring individuals and groups who have dedicated themselves to community involvement. And Louis McGee was among them.
In addition to his volunteer activity with Metrocrest, Louis and his wife have been active in their LifeGroup for years. He also serves as a greeter on Sunday mornings, and is quick with a handshake or hug.
Looking for a way to serve your community this Thanksgiving or Christmas? You may just discover a skill you didn’t know you had! Visit benttree.org/serve to explore all the serving opportunities in our church community.