I woke up at Highwater United Church of Christ and packed up my sleeping bag. At 8:30 a.m., Scott Schieber came to pick me up to take me back to their house for a shower and some breakfast. Thank you, it was much appreciated!
At church, I was able to talk during Sunday school and I also gave a presentation during the worship service.
At the end of the service, I was met by United Way board member Chris Reamer, his wife Pamela, and daughter Hannah. Chris and Hannah walked with me to St. Louisville while Pamela drove the Sag Wagon (car donated by Coughlin Pataskala). We had a nice walk with a few hills thrown in and also had a few discussions with people we met along the way.
We walked to Air Evac LifeTeam in St. Louisville where we were greeted by Sara Felumlee and the Air Evac crew.
I toured the facilities and the helicopter. What a resource this is for our county. While I was there, I watched the helicopter take off to a medical call. I was mindful of all in our county who, at any given time, might experience a tragedy and need the services of the Air Evac team.
After a tour, Sara provided dinner for the crew, the Newton Township firefighters, the mayor, trustees, and local residents. We had some great food that was set up in the fire station and had plenty of time for discussion about the issues United Way is addressing.
After dinner I set up my tent in the grass behind the Air Evac building and soon was asleep.
Continue to follow Deb on the 50 the United Way journey. To donate toward 50 the United Way go to www.unitedwaylc.org/50donate