Bet­ter hous­ing fam­ily’s key need

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of the many things that needed up­dat­ing in the home.

Dougherty de­cided to do­nate a gen­tly used stove, re­frig­er­a­tor and mi­crowave to the fam­ily, as well as an­other three sets to Com­mu­nity Ac­tion Inc., the agency that nom­i­nated Wright to Sea­son for Car­ing.

“Nor­mally, we would have had them hauled off for scrap metal and it wouldn’t have been much use to any­one,” says Prop­erty Man­ager Kelsea Ver­non. “It’s won­der­ful. It’s great to be able to help peo­ple. I hope we can do more go­ing for­ward.”

Wright’s fam­ily is one of 12 fea­tured in this year’s Sea­son for Car­ing pro­gram, which helps hun­dreds of fam­i­lies through lo­cal non­profit agen­cies.

Wright’s pri­mary need — ma­jor re­pairs to her home or a new mo­bile home — shows hints of be­ing taken care of. An anony­mous donor in Cedar Park is on the hunt for a mo­bile home for her. Other con­trac­tors and in­di­vid­u­als have vol­un­teered to make ma­jor home re­pairs.

A new washer and dryer are be­ing hooked up.

Ethel will soon be able to see bet­ter with a do­na­tion of an eye exam and glasses from Eclec­tic Eye­wear and Cap­i­tal Area Dental Foun­da­tion will help get her teeth fixed.

She still needs help with a cell­phone, dressers, a lawyer to help her get cus­tody of her grand­chil­dren, and af­ter­school care for her grand­chil­dren, ages 2 to 10, so she can work more hours.

She also needs a new or gen­tly used car that can fit the fam­ily and med­i­cal care to con­trol her di­a­betes, blood pres­sure and ane­mia.

The grand­chil­dren have re­ceived a Wii game sys­tem and a new TV. She also would like toys for them for Christ­mas.

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