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Community comes together to repair windstorm-damaged home

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SPOKANE, Wash. -

Windstorm damage is still visible all over town, but for some, they’re not only battling figuring out how to fix it because of financial issues.

But the community has come together to help these folks. Back in November, a tree fell straight through the front of a mobile home, damaging it heavily. The couple, Kathy and Dennis Myers had to spend all winter with just tarps over the holes because they couldn't afford fixing it but now there is a ray of hope.

“It is absolutely neighbors helping neighbors,” says Gill Moberly, a volunteer.

These guys are fixing windstorm damage at no cost. It's all after they heard about a couple’s troubles.

“I was devastated,” Gill Moberly says. “Kathy and Dennis have been through just so much in their lives.”

Dennis Myers is recovering from stage 4 cancer treatment. He was at the hospital when a tree crashed through his home. Because of medical bills, they didn't have enough money to fix it.

After a lot of coordination, volunteers are solving this one headache for them.

“It was the right thing to do,” Gill says. “For just a house or two, there’s no real federal funds and there's really nobody to help them. They've been like this for six months.”

And when they started working, they found another person in need of help.

“The bedroom, this piece here buckled. That's how I first saw that I had damage and this is the bathroom where it came through,” she says.

Marsha Johnson, like her neighbors, is trying to make it work on a fixed income. She didn’t have enough money for homeowner’s insurance and didn’t have enough for the damages. But now, she's looking forward to the light at the end of the tunnel.

“Thank you doesn't seem like it's enough. They will eternally be in my prayers because they stepped forward and they were here for us,” Marsha says.

If you would like to help the Myers’, https://www.gofundme.com/39bb466k

If you would like to help Marsha, you can contact Leonard Westmeyer of the Adventist Community Services.  E-mail leonardwestmeyer@gmail.com

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