Ms. Paula's grew up with her parents on the land her house is on. However, that house burned down, leaving the land in the family name.
Her brother had the current house moved on to the land after their parents passed away. He was legally blind and did makeshift repairs on his own, however, he lived there without sewage or a hot water heater. He passed away 3 years ago, and Ms. Paula moved into the home and began trying to make the home livable.
She and her son had been trying to fix up the home on their own but did not have the physical and financial abilities to complete the repairs. The bathroom was unfinished and Ms Paula couldn't take a shower there because the walls were unfinished. She recently had knee surgery and was in need of a higher toilet and safety modifications to make her home a safe place to age in place.
Ms. Paula was grateful to welcome Rebuilding Together Tulsa volunteers and contractors into her home. They provided her with a new roof, energy efficiency repairs and safety modifications in her home.
After the repairs were complete, she sent the following thank you note.
"To whom it may concern:
I would like to take this time to say thank you so very much for all that you did for me. A special thanks to all the volunteers of Rebuilding Together Tulsa for all of your hard work and labor. You guys are awesome, very kind and concerned. A very special thanks for the donors who make it possible. I want ot thank you from the bottom of my heart because without you, none of it could have been done. May God continue to bless and keep you in my prayer. So again, thanks to all of you. You are awesome.
Repairs like these are made possible because of the generosity of people like you! Make your difference in the home and life of a deserving low-income Tulsa neighbor here.