Volunteers Rebuild Home For High Springs Woman
They are life's basic necessities, food, clothing and shelter. But for one woman from North Central Florida, her home was no longer meeting her needs after she'd been confined to a wheelchair.
After waiting almost two years for someone to help her, volunteers laid the foundation for a new home Saturday and a new life.
Sanding, sawing and laying new floors in the home off of 260th street in High Springs. The home, belonging to Alice Courtney, is getting a much needed facelift after 30 years.
Courtney, who has been in a wheelchair for a few years now, says it's hard to get around. She's had to pull up old rug and throw away old furniture.
Her home is just one of 12 sites being worked on by Rebuilding Together North Central Florida on national rebuilding day.
Organizers work through out the year to help rebuild homes. Thousands apply, but the wait is about two years. For home owners like Courtney, she says the wait is well worth it.
"I don't think I can put in into words," Courtney said. "I'm just so thankful and appreciative like I say I don't believe it."
Organizers expect to have Courtney back in her home by next weekend.
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