John Kinney was called to the home of 72-year old Gloria Scott to fix a ceiling light, but when he got there he discovered that the broken light was the least of her problems.
“When I arrived at her house I discovered that the electrical was in very bad shape. Half her lights were out, she had no stove, and her refrigerator was plugged into an extension cord. I fixed her immediate electrical hazards and got her lights and air conditioning on. When all the lights came on, I saw that her ceilings were falling apart, her kitchen sink was broken, and that the place was filthy. She told me that critters often got in the house. The outside was no better. Gutters were falling down and it was surrounded by a jungle. She has no family, and money is tight."
John got to work fixing what he could for free. He also started a Facebook page titled "Nice old lady needs help" where he called on other tradespeople to join him. They've been at it about a month now, putting in all new electrical, all new plumbing, new windows and walls and ceilings. Almost everything is getting replaced, from the back yard lawn to the front porch steps.
“I can't even comprehend the gratitude that I have," Gloria said.
John has started another Facebook group named "Gloria's Gladiators". It consists of professional tradesmen and volunteers that can be called upon to help out any elderly person in need.
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