Jim Snodgrass, 84, will pour concrete for His Helping Hands charity in temperatures higher than his age.
About 10 years ago, Snodgrass retired from his general contracting job with his family business, Snodgrass Construction.
I played golf for a couple years and that wasnt rewarding, he said. Maybe a little bit, but I couldnt keep up.
Ten years ago, Snodgrass helped organize the concept of His Helping Hands, a furniture bank that distributes donated items to needy families in the Wichita area. It is a ministry of Central Christian Church and also distributes clothing and other household items at no cost, according to its website.
But it wasnt long before Snodgrass got back into construction.
Its kind of a natural fit, he said. Im a master of nothing but experienced at everything.
Snodgrass organized donations of material and labor for several of His Helping Hands storage units and warehouses, including the construction of the groups original 28,000-square-foot building.
Its rewarding to see other people benefiting from the ministry that everybody provides, Snodgrass said. Its fun to watch all these things happen.