Gastonia church remodels home for rest-stop shooting victim

A local church is stepping in to help a family going through tough times.

Greg Mckee, a father of four, was shot last weekend at a rest stop along I-85 in Cabarrus County.

The Cabarrus County Sheriff's Office tells us 26-year-old Darren Manuel has been arrested in connection to the shooting that left Mckee hospitalized.

The Gastonia family man is paralyzed and just started two weeks of rehabilitation.

Flint Groves Baptist Church is now remodeling McKee’s home so it’s wheelchair accessible when he’s released.

His wife, Terrie McKee, is overwhelmed with all their Church family’s support.

“I’m so humbed by that. We’re a simple family,” she said.

Terri McKee says rehab means re-learning how to do the basic things most people take for granted…

"Learning how to bathe. Learning how to dress himself. Learning everything,” she said.

The church crew changed out the flooring to make it easier for Greg to move around. They also widened the doors and turned the bathroom into handicap accessible.

Chris Howell with Flint Groves Baptist Church says they’re just doing the right thing.

“We needed to focus on the financial capabilities of the family and how we could help. We needed to focus on the transportation capabilities of the family and how we could help,” Howell said.

Terri McKee says her husband is in good spirits knowing people are making his transition easier.

“People in general have been incredible with their love and support,” she said.

Church members will also build a new deck at the home’s entrance so McKee can access his home with ease.
 

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