In April we assisted a single working mother of four who is also supplying a home for her mother and grandmother. The client supports seven people working as a secretary in a Washington County AR school.
When I was first introduced by one of our partner organization’s executive director she broke down in tears just completely overwhelmed with the generosity of all the partners who had been involved with her rehabilitation. As we walked through her kitchen, which was in the process of being rebuilt, she explained to me that she had returned home from work one day to a lake in her kitchen where pipes had busted. The water ruined all the cabinets and the floor. She had managed to save enough money to repair the floor but had lived without a fully functioning kitchen for a long time. She had also repaired a leaky roof but did not have money to repair the interior damage caused by the leak. The client was resourceful and had collected old doors that people had thrown out to created walls in a covered porch to use as a laundry facility. The porch had extensive damage and needed to be replaced with a real laundry room. This hard working lady and her children worked alongside volunteers until all the repairs were complete only stopping long enough to wipe away the many tears of gratefulness.
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