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Save A Family In Need

Organized by: Patricia Metcalfe

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For a family that lost a lot due to a disaster to their home. Family is in need of a livable home. Upgraded water system as the water is not safe to drink. Fix the vehicle they have so they can get to the DR appointments, which are many.

 

A family that was living a normal life had a tragic thing happen. The chimney started a fire and everyone and pets were evacuated without harm but there was a lot that could never be replaced. A home, belongings and memorabilia. Without much money to rebuild the home, a sibling had purchased an old run down 1970 trailer house that needs much work, and is not very livable.  The family without money could not make no upgrades to trailer house. This is a married couple that is in their 60's. He has non- Hodgkin’s lymphoma, along with artery and heart disease and many other heart health issues. Recently had a stroke to where he has very little mobility. She takes care of him and has to do everything that needs to be done in and outside of their home. She is now suffering from signs of arthritis in legs, hips and back and is making it difficult to do things like she used to. So with not much money coming in and not being able to work. The water they have in this rural area is a well. The well water is not safe to drink. They have to take jugs of water to town and bring home but the husband can’t carry anything as he’s not able. The wife is having a hard time carrying anything anymore. Soon before too long they will not be able to get their own water and there is not a family member that lives close enough to do for them. The trailer they live in is very run down and they survive the heat with old window units that came with the trailer house that makes so much noise they are about to stop working. The furnace does not put off much heat to keep them warm in the winter time. They have a washing machine but no room for a dryer so the clothes are hung in the bathroom to dry. The ceilings are cracking. Mildew is in the bathroom and kitchen from water leaking. This couple needs our help, the kids are all grown and moved away and have no money to help. This is important that we all come together when a family needs our help. Please stand with me and my husband and help this family. 

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