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My water pipe broke.  As I walked downstairs from the second-floor, sounds of raging water filled what I thought was deceptive ears. Though the sounds came from an unfamiliar place in a familiar location I said, "I didn't leave the shower on."  Though as I stepped on the ground floor onto the carpet, my feet sank and then my ears heard "slush"! I walked father into the livingroom and looked into the hallway.  There was a river of water proceeding from the wall from the ceiling.  I remembered the only rule I knew, "Shut off the main valve!"  Once that was done I went to get a mop from the bathroom closet only to find a river of water 3-inches tall floating into the bedroom and closet.  Calling a plumber didn't help!  His phone went to voicemail.  "What now?" I had 30 rejection letters from banks, finance companies and payday loans in the black bag on the desk.  Already I could not get weatherization assistance; the outdoor light on the patio couldn't be changed because the porch was sinking whenever I stepped on the planks; the wind howled through the doorways, and the kitchen cabinets were falling off the walls.  Don't even mention the backyard was sinking in as the rain kept letting the creek come closer to the home without the retaining wall so badly needed.  I took deep breaths and repeated thank you God, thank you God, thank you God the lights could be off.  I touched my heart and said "Somebody else needs my help."  I don't have the energy needed anymore to tear down walls or lay tiles or paint ceilings."  With my organization, I thought, I could help senior citizens live in better homes, with better pipes, with studier planks and stronger retaining walls, and with warmer surroundings.  My aim is to get funding for matching  awards to give senior citizens better living conditions.  Life must not end with age.  Please donate.  I would like to use 2-acres of land to erect 5 self-sustained senior citizens rental efficiencies, hire experienced handymen needing employment to better the lives of 30 seniors who maintain their homes, but do need repairs and of course  fix the walls in my own home damaged from the waterfall last month.  Unfortunately for me, the insurance won't cover it all.

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Memphis, TN, USA
Memphis, TN, USA

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The pipe broke.  As I walked downstairs from the second-floor, sounds of raging water filled what I thought was deceptive ears. Though the sounds came from an unfamiliar place in a familiar location I said, "I didn't leave the shower on."  Though as I stepped on the ground floor onto the carpet, my feet sank and then my ears heard "slush"! I walked father into the livingroom and looked into the hallway.  There was a river of water proceeding from the wall from the ceiling.  I remembered the only rule I knew, "Shut off the main valve!"  Once that was done I went to get a mop from the bathroom closet only to find a river of water 3-inches tall floating into the bedroom and closet.  Calling a plumber didn't help!  His phone went to voicemail.  "What now?" I had 30 rejection letters from banks, finance companies and payday loans in the black bag on the desk.  Already I could not get weatherization assistance; the outdoor light on the patio couldn't be changed because the porch was sinking whenever I stepped on the planks; the wind howled through the doorways, and the kitchen cabinets were falling off the walls.  Don't even mention the backyard was sinking in as the rain kept letting the creek come closer to the home without the retaining wall so badly needed.  I took deep breaths and repeated thank you God, thank you God, thank you God the lights could be off.  I touched my heart and said "Somebody else needs my help."  I don't have the energy needed anymore to tear down walls or lay tiles or paint ceilings."  With my organization, I thought, I could help senior citizens live in better homes, with better pipes, with studier planks and stronger retaining walls, and with warmer surroundings.  My aim is to get funding for matching  awards to give senior citizens better living conditions.  Life must not end with age.  Please donate.  I would like to use 2-acres of land to erect 5 self-sustained senior citizens rental efficiencies, hire experienced handymen needing employment to better the lives of 30 seniors who maintain their homes, but do need repairs and of course  fix the walls in my own home damaged from the waterfall last month.  Unfortunately no, the insurance won't cover it all.

Posted by Angelee Coleman Grider





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