Now, nearly nine years later, the home has fallen into foreclosure. Arlene Nickless, the widowed mother of three boys, was injured in an auto accident in 2010, and fell behind on the home's payments. She has battled through the courts to keep her home, but her biggest battle was with the bank that bought her loan. According to Arlene, they have been unwilling to work with her on this home, and the loan-once managable at just over $30,000 has ballooned to over $100,000.
Despite the overwhelming task of having to pack up the family's belongings, in preparation for moving out of their dream home, Arlene maintains her faith, and remains hopeful...and thankful. "After Tim died", she said, "I walked out the door of our old home, and I saw what Extreme Makeover did as a blessing, and God's way of telling me, 'It will be alright-I will take care of you'. Right now, I just want to keep my home for my children".
Every dollar raised in this GoFundMe will go directly to Arlene Nickless and her family, so they can either keep their home, or get a new home.
You can watch the Extreme Makeover: Home Edition episode here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ormNvGYx7ug
You can read more about the Nickless Family here: http://www.lansingstatejournal.com/story/news/2017/05/25/bank-forecloses-holts-extreme-makeover-homeowner/331214001/
You can view photos of the building of the Nickless home here: https://www.facebook.com/christine.weavercimala/media_set?set=a.1058817512[phone redacted][phone redacted]829644&type=3
You can direct any questions directly to J. Ervin Bates in the contact information above.
Thank you for taking time to read this post, and PLEASE feel free to share and donate. God Bless!
- Ashley Lavergne-Lemay
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- Ralph Mayle
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