<My Grandma's Broken Water Pipe
Organized by: Morgan Shoup
My grandma is a giver. A giver of time, money, monetary goods, and most importantly love. When I was two years old my grandma adopted me and has raised me as her own, this is the type of woman she is at heart. While, I look up to her life model of generously living it has a downside... a lack of savings for emergencies. My grandma is learning the importance of building up a savings because she needs her roof repaired and plumbing done and does not have the money. In the middle of this learning process, the city water pipe on the street erupted on her side. In theory the city should fix it because it's their pipe, but they said they'd charge my grandma $20,000 to do so. Luckily, my grandma is no dumb cookie and got quotes from several other plumbing companies and is settling with one that is going to charge $1,500 to fix the pipe. With Christmas around the corner she does not have that type of money lying around. I'm a poor-ish graduate student that still gets beyond excited when someone offers me a free meal, so I am in no position to help. If you're able to help, my family and I would greatly appreciate the help. If you cannot give money, I would ask you to please pass this along to one other person - that is a form of giving that I welcome and receive.