Before long, she couldn’t pay her bills, and the electric company shut off her power, according to a report in the Daily Local News.
Left with a propane stove as her only source of heat, she would often sleep on her neighbor’s sofa on particularly cold nights.
Enter Good Works, a Coatesville-based nonprofit that helps low-income homeowners in Chester County to repair their homes.
The staff of Good Works assisted her in applying for a reduced rate from the electric company and made the repairs necessary to have her power turned back on.
“Now, I can read at night and be warm in my own bed,” she said.
Thanks to your tax-deductible corporate gift, Chester County residents will stay warm, dry, and safe this winter. All donations and pledges are used to update windows, heating systems, and roofs for those in inadequate housing. Click here to make your donation or pledge.
Click here to read more about the United Way of Chester County’s Share the Warmth initiative in the Daily Local News.