KEYSER - Again this year in June, Helping Hands of the Potomac Highlands Inc. hosted a mission team from Gethsemane United Methodist Church in Allport, Pennsylvania.

KEYSER - Again this year in June, Helping Hands of the Potomac Highlands Inc. hosted a mission team from Gethsemane United Methodist Church in Allport, Pennsylvania.
The team, led by Steve Shadeck, served as an outreach activity for the youth group sponsored by the church.
This year the team included nine adults and 19 youths. While here, the group stayed at the Heritage House on the property of the Keyser Presbyterian Church and used bath facilities at WVU, Potomac State Campus. Evening meals were provided by the following local churches: First United Methodist, Keyser Church of the Brethren, Emmanuel Episcopal and Church of the Assumption.
Every year, Helping Hands receives multiple requests for assistance for home improvements. The work team has enabled Helping Hands to meet those needs. Local volunteers Norman Ravenscroft and David Westrom visited the work sites, evaluated the work requested and determined if it could be done by the work team. Those receiving help gave a donation toward supplies, but the labor was free.
The team did yard work, dug and installed a French drain, repaired an entrance door, installed fencing, helped the Faith in Action Food Pantry move to its new location, worked at Janes and Rees Chapel UM churches and the Carskadon Mansion.
They also enjoyed meeting and visiting with the people they were helping.