Green Bank residents Charles Sheets, fourth from left in front row, and Carolyn Sheets, far right, pose with members of their group at the build site in Fairbanks, Alaska. The group spent two weeks constructing houses for former addicts as part of the Fairbanks Rescue Mission project. Photo courtesy of Carolyn Sheets

Suzanne Stewart
Staff Writer

This summer, while most people were retreating to the beach for a vacation, Charles and Carolyn Sheets, of Green Bank, traveled to Alaska for two weeks to lend a hand to the Fairbanks Rescue Mission building project.

The pair traveled to Fairbanks, Alaska, with other individuals through United Methodist Volunteers and spent their time working at the rescue mission and building houses for rehabilitated addicts.

“There were ten of us from West Virginia,” Carolyn said. “The minister who led us was Rev. David Stilgenbauer. He’s the minister at Ronceverte Trinity United Methodist Church. His wife is the minister at Emmanuel Methodist Church in White Sulphur. Both of them were with us.”

While the Sheets knew the task at hand would call for hard work and long days, they were prepared to help in anyway they…

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