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Ms. Mary

Ms. Mary is 93 years old and has lived in her home for 73 years! She and her husband purchased the land their home is built on in 1944, right before her husband joined the Army.MsMaryHayes.jpg

She was pregnant with her first child when the house was built on the land. Ms. Mary had 10 children and raised 13. She gave birth to 7 of her children at home with a midwife in the home she lives in today!

One of Ms. Mary's sons lives with her to help her get around in her home and take her to appointments at the doctor. However, the home only had one bathroom with no safety modifications. Her home was also in desperate need of a new roof and wheelchair ramp to allow Ms. Mary to safely age in place.

Rebuilding Together Tulsa provided Ms. Mary's home with a new roof, a new wheelchair ramp, bathroom flooring, an ADA shower, an ADA toilet, siding repair and a fresh coat of paint..

After the repairs were complete, Ms. Mary said, "I'm proud of my house. I am one proud sister. Tell them all I appreciate it. I am so thankful. If I could bake them a cake, I would!"

None of this would be possible without the generosity of people like you. To make a one time or recurring donation to make a difference in the home and life of a deserving homeowner like Ms. Mary, click here.