Making A Difference: Woman Donates Land To Foster Children’s Service

Posted at 3:12 PM, Aug 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-22 15:12:39-04

CLARK COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) – A Clark County woman, delivering on a promise she made to her late father, is doing her part to help Kentucky foster children.

Judy Single donated 130 acres of land from her family’s farm in Winchester to Sunrise Children’s Services. The organization cares for foster children and aims to keep siblings together.

Sunrise will be building two log cabin styled home on the land, which will now be known as the Solid Rock Children’s Ranch. The children will attend local public schools and Judy, a retired educator, will help by tutoring on the ranch.

Single says before he died, her father discussed turning the land over to a good cause. During her time in schools, Single says she saw how siblings in foster care supported each other through difficult changes.

Single says she prayed for answers and was inspired to act when she learned about Sunrise Children’s Services.

"I don’t think Dad ever envisioned that it would be in my lifetime," Single said. "I wanted to make sure that it was going to happen. And if it happens… If I could do it in my lifetime, then it’s going to happen."

"I think Dad would be excited… and he’d be proud!"

Now that Sunrise Children’s Services owns the land, they are now fundraising to build the cabins. They have raised $50,000 so far, but they won’t break ground until they reach $500,000.

For more information on how you can help, click this link for the Sunrise Children’s Services donation page.