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Help for handicapped neighbor

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My across the street neighbor is an elderly woman named Lynn. She is wheelchair bound. She recently took a tumble and broke her collar bone. Right now she is in a rehabilitation center but will be getting out at the end of the month.

 Lynn has been living in her home for the past 5 years with no power.  Think about it being stuck in a wheelchair and not having power. She has been using head lamps to get by.

 I know you are wondering why one of the agencies didn’t step up and help.  She has COPD and some other ailments, her prescription bill every month is around $1500. So she had to choose one month either to get her meds or pay the power. She chose her meds. When she lost her power she was told that she made $8 a month to much to receive assistance. Another agencies solution was to condemn her house take her pets and put her in a home. She turned 70 this month and her mind is still sharp as a tack, so that was not a solution that she was agreeable to.  

 I am trying to get her power restored by the time she gets home. Due to the power being off for so long the city of Burien is requiring that I have an inspection done first.

The house has not been worked in about 30 years I have been told so there is a lot of things that need to been done. I’m trying to get as much done as possible before she gets home. I have put new flooring in the bathroom and things like that. But power needs to be restored first. A lot of things can’t be done until I get the power on.

I am starting this fund on the suggestion of some of the neighbors to help raise some money for the repairs.
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There will be a work party on Sat Aug 26th at Lynn house. 12438 3rd Ave SW Burien, WA 98146

I want to thank Chris so much for coming and helping with the electrical, he is a god send.

Supplies still needed -
Toilet, Stove, Refrigerator, Full size mattress
Handicap Rails for bathroom walls & shower. Raised toilet seat shower chair
Truck to haul garbage
Corrugated plastic panels to cover a 12x 12 area and lumber & fasteners to rebuild the frame of porch.
Supplies to repair a 5ft hole in interior & exterior wall.
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I would like to thank everyone from the facebook group Take Back Burien. The offers of help are truly amazing.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/takebackburien/
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People have suggested having a work party which sounds like a good idea. I was thinking the 26th that would give time to get some supplies together. This is a starting supply list and some pictures so that everyone know what we are dealing with.
Here is a partial list of supplies needed. I don’t expect to get everything but anything would help.

Toilet Stove Refrigerator Full size mattress

The bathtub faucet drips so I put a pan in the tub if the pan over flows it leeks onto the basement floor. I have no idea what it takes to fix that.

Front Porch – Enough Corrugated plastic panels to cover a 12x 12 area and lumber & fasteners to rebuild the frame. Right now the top is tarps and the frame is only standing due to zip ties and being tied to things.

We installed an outside light and when we went to hammer in a nail that was poking out the wall basically collapsed. The framing is still fine but the inside wall which seems to be made of stucco or something just fell out same with the outside wall. The hole is about 5’ x 5’

Need any handicapped items Rails – shower seat- seat to raise the toilet and I’m sure there is a lot more I don’t even know about.

Electrical – I have a lot of outlet covers and a few switches. I have already installed 3 GFI and a new light in the front bathroom but the back bathroom has no light at all. I have bought a 3 blub light fixture that matches the one in the front. But I have no wire to install the light & switch
I’m sure there is more and as I figure it out I will post it

The 1st pic is the front porch 2nd where the wall fell in
Front porch
Where the wall fell
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