‘Tis the season for giving and a Southern Kentucky woman has literally made her life a gift to others.
God’s Helping Hands’ Maze Bobbitt of Somerset, Ky., was once a drug addict and alcoholic. Now she says she wants to give hope to those who have none.
Bobbitt didn’t have a storybook upbringing. Abused as child she says she turned to drugs and alcohol.
“You don’t just get on hard drugs, you get on prescription drugs and these things are hard to get off from,” Bobbitt said but she escaped the prison of substance abuse, now dedicating her life to helping others.
“... And they’re living in cars or living on the street ... they are somebody that cares. There’s always somebody that cares,” Bobbitt said.
Eight years ago, working out of her trailer, she started an outreach to others. Donations allowed her to build a warehouse. Supplies come from near and far and she gives it to anybody who needs it and kids seem to need it the most.
“Children seem to touch my heart,” Bobbitt said.
Maze hasn’t qualified for social security and she doesn’t have insurance. She lives just a few feet from the warehouse, so you see, this is more than a job, it’s her life 24/7.
She often doesn’t know where she’ll get the money to move her ministry forward.
“I had a burden for a van that I bought for the ministry. A man came by and paid it off,” Bobbitt said.
Last year she and her helpers provided toys for 1,000 kids. She believes she’ll surpass that number this Christmas.
“I want to leave a mark. When I leave this world I want people to know that I cared about somebody else and not myself only,” Bobbitt said.
She said she helps all with no strings attached. She believes God will judge any who take advantage of her kindness.
If you would like to help the ministry, you can donate to God’s Helping Hands at Somerset National Bank.