Pretty soon, everyone got involved, from neighbors to other local contractors to big, national companies like Home Depot. Hundreds of volunteers worked long hours painting, caulking, putting on a new roof, hauling in new appliances and furniture, and doing whatever else they could to help. A new lawn was rolled out, flowers were planted, and a backyard play set for Heather’s grandkids was installed.
“Once the word’s out, everybody is talking to their neighbors, and everybody knows everybody, and people want to help,” Holly said.
And when the big day arrived, and Heather and Ben opened their eyes and saw their completely transformed home, they reacted with tears of joy.
“There’s still a lot of hope out there for others,” Heather said. “I still hope.”