Community spirit is alive and well in Ramona, as demonstrated by the Youth Group of Calvary Church and Ramona’s Senior Volunteer Patrol.
Together, the multigenerational group helped a Ramona resident who is disabled and had been cited by the fire marshall for not clearing brush on his property.
The Ramona man’s property includes a steep hill, but the young people remained undaunted and cheerfully worked together to accomplish the task, said Joy Jeffrey, one of the adult volunteers.
“The Senior Volunteer Patrol wishes to especially thank Ramona Disposal for the donation of a dumpster and for removing the excess brush debris,” said Martha Henry, a volunteer patrol member with the sheriff’s Ramona Substation. “This company always steps up to the plate and their phone response of ‘I can help you’ is truly an affirmation of how they carry through with their customer service policies.”
The project was part of the senior volunteers’ Neighbors Caring for Neighbors program done in cooperation with the teens from Calvary Chapel.
The volunteers also thank Alan Dale and members of the Methodist church for their Faith in Action program that donated paint for the disabled man, who is blind, and spruced up the front of his home by painting the trim on the house.Many churches have these kinds of programs, but the church pastor earlier this year chased his congregation out of the church on a Sunday morning and into the community to serve others who were in need, said Henry.
These actions, she said, are an expression of the simple truth: “In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.”