Elderly man needs help

$950 of $7,500 goal

Raised by 20 people in 28 months
Regina Hinkle Williams   LAWRENCEVILLE, GA
We have an elderly friend, an 84 year old gentleman, whose house needs repairs.  The small house is 56 years old.  First was his roof.  I put up the money to purchase the materials and my son, boyfriend and I have put a new roof on his house. We also found that his well pump was not working.  We now have a plumber working to try to fix this. The soffit,fascia, siding and window frames are rotting away on his house and need to be replaced.  He lives in a very basic way. He has no central heat or air conditioning. I would love to get him a propane furnace and ductwork.  I have friends who are contractors in these fields and may be able to help with free or cheap labor if we can purchase materials.  We are also trying to assist him with hay and feed for his cattle until his fields green up.  He raises cattle to pay his bills. Raising cattle is a hard job and doesn't pay much.  Any help anyone can offer would be so greatly appreciated.  When he put his new roof on his house last Sunday, he told me that was the kindest thing anyone has ever done for him.
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Update 11
21 months ago
We made it through the summer with the help of your donations and some local farmers who also brought hay. Now the field is dying. We will need to source more hay. Hopefully the crop from this summer is not nutrient deficient. We got his plumbing to his house fixed as it had all busted in his well house and under his house in the winter. However, the well house is crumbling and needs to be rebuilt and insulated as well as insulating all the pipes under the house so they don't freeze this winter. We have done some electrical work in his house. We got his car repaired. We are over $5000 into this work in materials. We have only raised $950. With Christmas coming up, we cannot afford to rebuild the well house, insulate and purchase more hay. We have family we must take care of. Does anyone have a few extra bucks they could contribute?
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Update 10
28 months ago
We still need more support to get the needed things done. Would you please consider a small donation?
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Update 9
28 months ago
Would everyone please share this link on your social media as well? We've still got a long way to go to do some of the things that need to be done. Also, if anyone knows of someone who has a chain link dog kennel they are not using and would donate, please let me know. Mr. Lamb has said he really misses having a small garden but the cows always eat it. I thought we could plant him one inside a dog kennel and the cows wouldn't be able to get to it.

Thank you again to all who have donated and helped. It is greatly appreciated.
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Update 8
28 months ago
Thank you very much to very one who has stepped up to help. The out pour of help from the community is so special to him. We have a volunteer who is going to get up corrals and worm his cattle next week. We've had donations of feed and hay. We've had people volunteer to put in labor to help make repairs to the house. With the financial contributions, we can purchase materials to make that happen as well. Thank you again to EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU!!!!
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$950 of $7,500 goal

Raised by 20 people in 28 months
Created April 15, 2014
AM
$40
April M
28 months ago

Please keep your chin up! There are many of us out here that are more than happy to help you! God bless you and your animals.

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DB
$25
Diane Bankston
28 months ago
AV
$20
Alana Villada
28 months ago

If there is anything that we can do, please let us know :-)

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RW
$100
Ron Westmoreland
28 months ago

If there is more help needed please let me know. I am sure I can get hay.

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SR
$100
Sam Runge
28 months ago

Maybe a future permaculture design workshop location? http://www.permaethos.com/

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DS
$100
Danna Spivey
28 months ago

I believe in paying it forward! Good luck

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$25
Anonymous
28 months ago
$25
Anonymous
28 months ago
LM
$20
Leigh Anne Mason
28 months ago

God bless you, and I hope you and your animals get all the support you need. :)

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$25
Anonymous
28 months ago
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