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Replace Alicia's Furnace

$14,750 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 391 people in 3 months
Created January 30, 2019
ALL proceeds from this campaign benefit   Alicia Mendoza, Englewood Chicago . A well known animal rescue volunteer . PAWS Chicago  has assisted her with  so many abandoned pets as well as myself. I  could no longer watch this 63 year old woman  live without heat,  broken pipes and unfixable boiler. Thank you for helping.  
Local media story about Alicia
 on Block Club Chicago  

https://blockclubchicago.org/2019/01/31/for-20-years-this-englewood-woman-has-rescued-abandoned-animals-now-she-needs-help-heating-her-home/

Alicia has been without a boiler for nearly a year.  She applied for repair aid. That covered a  used part which burned out due to a faulty wire from that installation. Then 2 pipes burst. The boiler system must be replaced .
She has been living in a small area of the house with several space heaters. ComEd bills have been as high as $1000!
A treasured volunteer in Chicago rescue .
Alicia has been acting as shelter for discarded cats in Englewood Chicago  for over 15 years.   The count usually holds steady at around 28  cats. Many are simply tossed from cars onto her property. Myself and other volunteers try to help her when we are able. PAWS Chicago helps by getting the cats fixed and taking friendly cats for adoption .
Alicia is 63 and lost her job of 20 yrs when her employer closed up shop. She is skilled at data entry and has excellent customer service phone skills if anyone knows of a local  position. Year after year I see her sacrifice so much so she can care for the discarded cats of Englewood.  If you prefer to mail a check or M.O. contact me for an address chicagotnr (AT)gmail.com 

LET'S GET THIS BOILER FIXED ONCE AND FOR ALL.
Thank you , George Black    www.facebook.com/chicagotnr
See her profiles here.

http://www.pawschicago.org/volunteers-page/showvolunteer/aliciamendoza/

https://www.catsinmyyard.com/englewood-outdoor-cats-now-available-for-adoption-4017

  www.facebook.com/chicagotnr

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eorge Black
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Thank you, thank thank you for helping pull this 20 years volunteer in Englewood, Chicago up and out of a dangerzone. The entire rescue community of Chicago is so happy for Alicia. We are at the end of the campaign and have accomplished so much with your help and donations. The situation was getting so desperate her caring for so many discarded cats but we have solid plan for a more sustainable future.
We did it, every one of us! Alicia stand in the sun today.
https://www.facebook.com/ChicagoTNR/photos/a.453869897986140/2264625986910513/?type=3&theater
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Thank you so very much! EVERYONE who made this happen. This treasured abandoned pet volunteer has heat TODAY! Reeder Heating put a push on the job .
Kindness in a line!
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Thank you All!
We have been busy researching boiler replacement services in Chicago.
Reading hundreds of reviews and checking the length of years the company has been in business. After several repair services came to the house and gave estimates we chose a well known, long respected Chicago heating and cooling company. The boiler must be replaced along with two 100 year old pipes. The specialist in charge of the repair has been doing this work for 40 years. Once the new boiler is engaged pipes running to 8 radiators need to be checked for leaks. The work will commence Tuesday!
Next we have disastrously high ComEd bills to catch up on due to her use of space heaters in the areas of the house she was using. Above and beyond that the remainder of the donations will be used for needed repairs. A kitchen sink that is very degraded, kitchen floor that is decades old, a leaking basement sink. 2 windows need loose frames reset/repaired.
These needed repairs would never happen without your kind donations.
Daily accounting is done by me. As donations arrive I adjust the total. I then email the update and to the penny accounting sheet to Alicia. I also send screenshots of every deposit made by GoFundMe.
We are determined to make every penny work!
Lastly I cannot tell you the change I have seen in Alicia over the last 7 days. I hope she does not mind me saying this but a month ago..
frankly I was very concerned for her.
At our first meeting this week compiling a list of repairs her voice and her demeanor were back to the hopeful and cheerful Alicia we all love.
THANK YOU, THANK YOU THANK YOU!
George Black
chicagotnr (at) gmail
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Hello Everyone!
A new boiler, pipes and insulation will be installed this week.
I am truly grateful for your kindness and sharing. My wonderful treasured Friends from National People’s Action, PAWS Chicago, Chicago Community Cats, Chicago TNR, Tree House, Hyde Park Cats, Chicago Cat Rescue, Cats In My Yard, TMZ, WED Tax & Accounting Services, Springfield Jo Johnson and The GoFundMe Campaign Organizer, Mrs. George Black.
The feline babies and I will be warm soon.
Please always continue your kindness and love to others and animals.
Endless Love From The Voiceless Babies & I.
God Bless You All.
Alicia
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