GIVING BACK Sharon’s house was making her children sick
Adam, who is 10, is the eldest of four siblings and an asthma sufferer.
His long-term chronic asthma resulted in a strong, steroid prescribed inhaler to help him breathe. The inability to catch his breath not only made sleeping difficult, but was also affecting his schoolwork.
His concerned mother, Sharon, called Good Works after her doctor recommended removing the old carpets to eliminate dust and mold spores, potentially contributing to her son’s condition.
Good Works volunteers removed carpet throughout the home but also installed new laminate flooring, a room air conditioner, new insulation, and cleaned the chimney and furnace. They also sealed the furnace flue pipe which had unknowingly been leaking dangerous exhaust fumes into the home.
Sharon was thrilled when Adam’s asthma symptoms began to disappear.
“Adam no longer needs an inhaler because he is finally getting a good night’s sleep and his grades are steadily improving now too,” she said. “I had no idea that my house was sick and making my kids ill! Good Works has restored my family’s health. Thank you!”
This before and after of bathroom mold remediation is one example of the power of Share the Warmth and the home repairs that keep children and families warm, safe and dry. Did you know that a $100 donation can replace a faucet? $150 provides a new sump pump? $3,000 covers the costs of an entire standard bathroom rehab? Every dollar makes a difference and helps Share The Warmth.