Making Emergency Repairs for a Selma Widow
When longtime Selma, Alabama resident, Gloria Hibbler, lost her husband, she became the sole caregiver for her disabled son, Victor. Overwhelmed by the magnitude of her responsibilities, Gloria realized that her home was becoming too difficult to manage alone. Recently, Charter our Community stepped in, and more than two dozen employees teamed up with Edmundite Missions, to make emergency improvements to Gloria’s house.
Replacing the Roof to Make the Home Livable
Gloria’s house was becoming unlivable. The roof leaked, pipes in two bathrooms were ravaged by tree roots, windows were broken, and the floor joists were damaged by termites. Gloria and Victor would have needed to relocate if something wasn’t done quickly to remedy these problems.
A professional roofer helped install a new roof and volunteers replaced the doors, fixed the the plumbing in the bathrooms, and made other crucial repairs.
Saving a Lifetime of Family Memories
Gloria is grateful that she can continue to make family memories in the home that she’s lived in for decades. It was a huge relief when the repairs were made, so she could spend more time focusing on her son.
“[By] me staying here, this means that the kids will continue to remember the good things about this house. Charter and Edmundite saved me. I would like to thank them for all of the work they have done for me and I will never forget it.”