St. Augustine Report
A legacy of generosity
I smiled at what an exquisite man he was as I read the obituaries on Sunday, I by no means met Keith Werninck. However I spoke to him as soon as on the cellphone 17 years in the past, once I known as asking for a donation of lumber.
We had been attempting to open a Authorized Companies’ Workplace in St. Augustine for the primary time. Two attorneys, Tom Cushman and Wayne Henderson, who owned 222 San Marco Avenue, mentioned they might like to share their constructing with us. We bought donated furnishings, desks, chairs, file cupboards — every part we wanted.
My good friend, native contractor Chris Forrest, volunteered to construct us benches on the porch for purchasers to take a seat on throughout our 4 evenings per thirty days professional bono clinics. He advised I, “name Mr. Werninck, he is a superb man, and I wager if you inform him what you are attempting to do, he’ll donate the lumber.” And he did.
And I smile at these benches each day as I stroll into our workplace — an workplace that got here collectively by everybody serving to, donating, aiding, volunteering, supporting,…and that’s nonetheless the way it stays open yearly. Thank you once more, Mr. Werninck! You had been a sort, caring, beneficiant man, an individual who cherished his neighborhood, and we’ll all the time keep in mind you and smile.
Megan Wall , St. Augustine Seashore