Monday, August 24, 2015
Last month, we assisted Mr. A in keeping his home from going to auction. En route to City Hall, he asked what other kinds of work PRTR does. When Mr. A heard about another one of our clients, Miss Debra, and her upcoming surgery/recovery, he could not bear that she had no air conditioning in her home. He told us he had a spare window unit to give her, and asked only for transportation to get it to her house and install it in the window of her choice.
Today, Mr. A heaved his A/C into the backseat and hauled it over to the Miss Debra’s home. At Miss Debra’s front door, the two were introduced for the very first time, and Mr. A immediately set to work. Miss Debra sat on her bed, recovering from her latest doctor’s visit as Mr. A installed her new window unit. Once it began pumping a cool breeze into Miss Debra’s bedroom, she perked up: “Thank you, oh, thank you!” She handed him a few dollars and insisted, “Now, young man, you go buy yourself a soda-pop.” As it turns out, these two live only a few blocks from one another. This is what building strong neighborhoods looks like!