Students at Friendship Christian School are working together to help provide an east Tennessee man with a new home who had previously been living in a shack.
“What he is living in is pretty much like a falling down shed that you can see through,” student Mitchell Groff said.
Many of the school's students met Booth last year during a Thanksgiving outreach ministry in east Tennessee.
“It was just kind of sad because he had tons of dogs,” recalled third grade student Destiny Henderson. “He was living all alone in this place where I don't even know if he has clean water.”
After meeting Booth just one time, Destiny and her friend Allison decided they wanted to do something to help him.
“Those girls [came to me] with tears in their eyes just because of meeting Jimmy Booth,” Coach Greg Armstrong told Nashville's News 2. “[They said] he really needs our help. When you have kids that come back and they are touched like that, that inspires you.”
Armstrong teaches a mission class and helped the students organize a drive to provide Booth a new home.
The school bought a FEMA trailer and students have been stocking it with food and house warming gifts.
Parents and students are set to take Booth his new home this weekend.