A Front Royal family is thankful after getting their bathroom remodeled for free from the community.
It may not sound like much, but there’s a reason this means so much to them.
Betty Shell says it was hard getting her mentally challenged daughter in and out the bathtub everyday.
When workers with the United Way found out about her problem, they decided to do something about it as part of its ‘Day of Caring’ program.
“It’s amazing, it’s such a blessing because the work is so extensive,” said Betty Shell. “I didn’t even think it could be done.”
It done. A new shower was put in for Betty Shell and her 40-year-old daughter Dena Rae Shell.
The United Way in Front Royal looked passed the challenges to make sure they helped the family.
“I kind of figured it was one of those extensive ones,” said Betty. “One that wouldn’t go through, but it didn’t hurt to ask. Then they said, well we better call in someone else to look at this. ”
That’s when Kelley Miller and her team arrived to get the job done.
“This helps people,” said Kelley. “I like to refer to it as we’re trying to do a hand out to help people and that feels good.”
The team put in hours of work at no cost to Betty’s family.
Betty says that’s an answer to her prayers.
“When you get to witness and be apart of how good people can be an how willing they are to give, to serve, it just renews your faith,” said Betty.
The Shell’s aren’t the only ones feeling good about this project.
“At the end of the day, you’re the one that’s going to feel really good,” said Kelley. “You’ll have people thanking you, but that the end of the day, you’re going to feel really good about what you’ve done, and you do.”
What they’ve done, is make life a little easier for Betty and Dena.
This year, there are 23 projects scheduled as part of the Front Royal United Way’s ‘Day of Caring’ program.
They have more than 130 volunteers in the area to complete the work.
This is the 11th annual for the program.