Tulsa Church Kids Wash Wheelchairs

Monday, July 27th 2009, 5:49 pm
By: News On 6

Chris Howell, NewsOn6.com

TULSA, OK -- A busload of kids from Christ United Methodist Church went on a mini-mission trip to the Heatheridge Assisted Living Center to hold a free wheelchair wash.

"They're doing a great thing and the thing that is so wonderful about it is what it will do for them," said resident Eva Scott.  "It's important that young people learn to do service. It's important for our country."

The kid's small hands and big hearts were greatly appreciated as they washed the resident's walkers, and wiped down their electric-wheelchairs.  The company the children provided was a fun break in the day for the center's seniors.

"They're nice, they have a lot of energy, they have more energy than I have," said resident Anita Hewitt who attended the wheelcair wash with her husband.

"It's very nice to think that they're being able to get their things cleaned," said Chyna Mayer, one of the young volunteers with Christ United Methodist.  "Makes me feel really good about myself that I'm doing good."

The residents and the children shared snacks and each others company after the washing was done.