Destry Cravens recognized by DAV for good deeds

Published 8:54 pm Thursday, July 29, 2010

A good deed never goes unnoticed.

Someone, somewhere always knows when someone does something good and kind for another. Perhaps it’s only the recipient of the deed but it doesn’t go unnoticed.

And, someone noticed the good deeds that Destry Cravens was doing about town and wanted to make sure that his good deeds were recognized.

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The Auxiliary of the Troy chapter of the Disabled American Veterans presented Cravens with a certificate of appreciation during a special meeting at the Colley Senior Complex.

Cravens said he didn’t realize that anyone was aware of his community service projects but he was honored by the recognition.

“I really appreciate that they took the time to let me know that my efforts were recognized,” the Goshen High School rising junior said.

Cravens has participated in Habitat for Humanity projects and the Angel Food Ministry, both of which were organized efforts by his church, Hephzibah Baptist Church in Troy.

“The pastor told me and my step-brother, Jason Warrick, about Habitat for Humanity and all the good that it does for people,” Cravens said.

“We helped with a Habitat house in Troy and would like to help with another one but we haven’t been able to.”

Cravens said the Angel Food Ministry provides food for families at a much cheaper cost.

“When the food arrives, we have to put it in bags and hand it out,” he said.

Most of Cravens’ community services hours have been with church-related events.

“I’ve helped with Vacation Bible School and I really enjoy that. I helped with kindergarten through the eighth grade,” he said.

Over the year, Cravens has accumulated 221 service hours while keeping his grades up and staying involved in school activities.

“I’m in Global Studies, the Junior Beta Club and the math team,” he said.

“And, I play nose guard on the Goshen Eagles football team.”

Cravens’ future plans include attending Auburn University and getting a degree in epidemiology.

“I want to study epidemiology because I want to be a part of helping people by helping to cure diseases around the world,” he said.

Cravens is the son of Christina Warrick and Richard Warrick of Goshen.