The photo to the right is of the Johnson House volunteers at Natural Bridge (minus Sam who was rock climbing). From left to right, Nate, Kathy, Carolyn, myself, and Alex. I am so blessed to have these people in my life. When this photo was taken, I had just climbed two mountains; a physical one, and one within myself. The day before we went hiking, I found out that a friend from back home committed suicide. From the exact moment that I found out about this tragedy, my housemates were there for me 100%. Whether it was talking to me, praying with me, or just giving me a good, long hug. They were all extremely supportive. I may not be living with my parents and siblings back in Ohio, but I’ve made a whole new family here in these mountains of Eastern Kentucky.
Savannah is a long-term volunteer and AmeriCorps member. She is serving at one of our summer camps, Camp Shawnee. To learn more about our volunteer opportunities email firstname.lastname@example.org.