Monthly Archives: May 2015

Mr. C Receives 0% Loan to Keep Childhood Home

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Last summer (2014), Tower Grove South house Mr. C grew up in—and eventually inherited—was on the City’s auction block over just a few hundred dollars in back taxes.  Project Raise The Roof was able to hook him up with a generous 0%-interest one year loan (courtesy of Vroman Industries), just in time to remove it from the Sheriff’s tax sale list.  This evening, Mr. C made his final payment, and his home is still in the family!

Mr. T Keeps His Home

Friday, May 08, 2015

Retired senior citizen, Mr. T of Tower Grove South, still lives in the first home he purchased with his wife of 32 years.  He spends his free time driving other seniors to/from the grocery store.  Last fall, Mr. T’s wife passed away, and he fell behind on property taxes.  When we first met Mr. T, he had already tried to give the City every dollar he had to his name…yet it wasn’t quite enough for the Collector of Revenue.  The house was scheduled for the St. Louis City tax auction block on May 19.  But thanks to your generosity, in less than 24 hours, PRTR was able to raise a few hundred dollars to help Mr. T get caught up, and he got to keep his home.  Our thoughts and prayers are with him and his family in their time of healing.