I stopped by my cousin's house for a short visit today. My cousin's dad had surgery recently and I wanted to know how he was doing. He's been through a lot physically. And his living conditions provided little comforts after surgery.
You see, his illness left him unable to get around. He had always been a very active man. To make the proper repairs in the home was now a challenge. As a result, he was constantly suffering with a cold, or the flu, or something.
Weatherization was a major concern for him. He have gotten up in age now. Home repairs he once made he's not able to do anymore. His home have run-down and it was far too cold during the winter months.
The family would tack-up plastic to the windows and doors. They believed by doing this the house would provide some warmth and comfort. However, the energy bill continue to rise.Meanwhile, the pipes continued to freeze over. No matter what was done, the home had a damp draft to it constantly.
New windows, new doors, and a a new roof is what was he needs. Unfortunately, he could not afford (out-of-pocket) home repair(s). It simply wasn't in the budget. His family was at odds about what to do to resolve this problem. To get things fixed around the home began to concern everyone.
Then today I dropped by and saw "The Way 2 Serve" organization out. My heart filled with glee. I could not believe what I saw. So I drove in closer to see my cousin's yard filled with volunteers. They were working on top of the roof.
Finally, the much needed repairs were being made. You can't imagine the how happy everyone was to see him being made whole. The Way 2 Serve organization was there to help. They brought materials, tools, and other supplies.
The volunteers are working to make his house a warm and comfortable home again. To see this, it nearly brought tears to my eyes. Today was a joyous occasion. Thank you The Way We Serve, may God bless you!
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