Better housing family’s key need
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.