Building Contractors, Community Come to Aid of Woman and Her Grandson
SAN ANGELO, TX — Some San Angelo businesses and the other members of the community are coming together on St. Patrick’s Day to help an elderly woman who didn’t know the house she had just moved into had some serious issues.
The 70-year-old woman bought the home on the 2100 block of Stanton Street, so her and her grandson, who has special needs, could live life happily.
The home had serious plumbing issues that were not mentioned before or during the closing. This is possibly because the information was not disclosed to the real estate agent (unnamed) by the previous homeowners. 'The woman was having issues with the plumbing so she called David Wright of David Wright Plumbing and he came out to see what the issue was.
What was thought to be a clog that could be fixed pretty quickly was an extensive issue, a job would cost up to $20,000 and take three weeks to complete. The woman did not have the money to do this, as she used her entire savings for the down payment on the home.
Wright made a call to Rodney Brown, a local contractor. The two agreed that there was only one way to deal with her problem: Help her.
Brown made calls to local businesses and organizations in San Angelo to see if anyone else would help either volunteer their time or equipment to get this job done.
The City of San Angelo Community Housing Development agreed to assist. Wright's Plumbing agreed to discount the job by nearly half of the cost.
The work consists of digging and drilling out concrete, tile, and dirt. Then digging under that about two more feet to reach the pipes that needed replacement, right through the middle of the structure.
Freedom Fellowship Church and the Ministry Freedom Homes has volunteered to help prepare for the plumbing repair.
Republic Services donated a dumpster for the trash to be collected and hauled off after the repairs. United Rentals agreed to assist with the equipment rentals.
“I am thankful so many in the community that have come together on behalf of this family who had no money to pay but a lot of faith that God would provide,” said Brown.
The project is not quite complete, so If you want to see how you can help, contact Rodney Brown, with B&R Construction at 325-374-7151.