MCDOWELL COUNTY, WV (WOAY)- A young teenager is volunteering in a weeklong summer mission that is close to her heart.
Alexa Wandtku, a seventeen-year-old from Columbus, Ohio says her passion is to volunteer to help others in need.
Teenage volunteering is a fantastic way to make new friends, see the world and participate in unique and incredible community service initiatives.
Alexa told WOAY that volunteering was a Christmas present that she had asked for the past couple of years. Last year, she spent the week in Kentucky, and this year she spent it in McDowell County.
This all started after a school project that Alexa participated in, now she is fulfilling her dream of helping others.
Alexa and her aunt will travel back to Ohio this weekend where she will continue to help in her hometown.