A Richmond firefighter is receiving this week’s Acts of Kindness award not for the way he serves the community on the job, but what happens when he gets home.
Kevin House has been helping out Diane Wenrick after the death of her husband, Donnie, five years ago.
“It was routine surgery at age 50 - just back surgery like everyone,” she said of Donnie, who had complications and died, making Dianne a widow.
After 23 years of marriage, she would have to find a new normal, which also meant learning how to care for their 5-acre property.
“I was all alone to take care of everything in this big house. Mowing the lawn, plowing the snow, the driveway alone is a quarter of a mile long. Fixing the cars, changing the oil, I have a tractor that I don’t even know how to start," Wenrick said.