November 27, 2022 at 9:00 a.m.
By Alec Doniger.
A resident in a cell dwelling park was almost evicted, however the individuals of Clark County labored collectively to assist her.
Lynn, a senior citizen dwelling in a cell dwelling, acquired a cease-and-desist discover from an lawyer representing the trailer park she had been dwelling in for 25 years. The discover defined that her roof was rotting and that it was in speedy want of restore. If she didn’t comply, she can be evicted from her dwelling inside 5 days.
Her roof started dropping shingles two years in the past. Over time, its situation worsened and mildew started to develop in her dwelling due to the leakage.
Lynn, who requested to stay nameless, lives on $1,000 of Social Safety monthly. $550 of that goes in the direction of her lease. She lives inside a really tight price range and didn’t have the means to amass a brand new roof by herself. If she was to be evicted, she wouldn’t have wherever to show.
“If I’m by some means compelled to promote this, I’ll be on the street, homeless,” Lynn defined in an interview with The Columbian. “There’s nowhere I might afford to stay.”
To treatment the scenario, her daughter tried nailing plastic sheeting and a tarp to the roof. Sadly, her efforts had been unsuccessful. The sheeting melted within the solar and items of it flew into the neighbors’ backyards.
Her predicament was starting to appear dire, however then Lynn reached out the Clark County Treasurers Workplace; the workplace had been aiding her with property tax exemptions. Treasurer Alicia Topper posted concerning the scenario on Fb, and inside a couple of hours the Clark County, Vancouver neighborhood got here collectively to assist.
Wendy Marvin, CEO of Matrix Roof + Residence, despatched inspectors to her dwelling to see what repairs had been essential. From there, she secured a supplies donation by way of Habitat for Humanity. Collectively, ABC Provide and GAF provided the supplies. Because of further neighborhood donations, the restore was accomplished for gratis to Lynn.
She expressed her gratitude, saying, “I need to thank Alishia and the opposite neighborhood members for his or her gorgeous, gorgeous generosity.”
Have you learnt of somebody within the trade who’s ‘doing good deeds’ of their neighborhood? Assist us catch them at it. Ship information and knowledge to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alec is a reporter for RoofersCoffeeShop, MetalCoffeeShop and AskARoofer. When he isn’t investigating the state of the roofing trade, you would possibly discover him taking part in drums along with his bands in Denver.
Picture credit score: The Coloumbian