Categories: Habitat Happenings, Family Stories, Home Repair, Habitat Tucson

Helen’s Peace of Mind: Building Stability for Her Granddaughter

Critical Home Repair & A Brush with Kindness

Helen’s home will always be precious to her—it was her parents’ home and one day she hopes to pass it down to her 13-year-old granddaughter. Right now, Helen and her granddaughter live together in their home. But at 69 years old, Helen experiences significant pain from arthritis. Every day she takes shots to help her complete daily tasks. The upkeep of her home, originally built in 1930, has become more and more challenging as she’s gotten older.

That’s why Helen reached out to Habitat for Humanity Tucson.

She needed assistance with mold in her bathroom and a leaking roof. The Habitat Tucson Critical Home Repair team remediated the mold, put in a low threshold shower, replaced her 50-year-old flooring, installed a few more electrical outlets, completed roof work, and upgraded her swamp cooler to air conditioning. Helen’s home felt practically new! But Habitat Tucson wanted to make sure the outside of her home looked as good as the inside.

A Brush With Kindness volunteers rallied together to paint the exterior of her house, removed a dangerous piece of rebar sticking out of the ground, and installed a door to the crawl space under her house. Helen loves the color- it makes her home look refreshed.

Because of her own hard work and your partnership, Helen and her granddaughter can now enjoy their safe, repaired, and repainted home for years to come!

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