SULPHUR SPRINGS, Florida -- Edwin Carion has struggled to keep up with everything that seems to be going wrong with his aging home in his Sulphur Springs. Now, he and his neighbors are getting some much needed help.
"Rebuilding Together Tampa Bay" and the JP Morgan Chase Foundation volunteers came in and cleaned up, painting three homes in the modest neighborhood.
Barbara Foster has never been able to paint her home and said, "I just think that they are the most generous, compassionate group that I have ever seen, and I can't thank them enough. It's something that I could have never done on my own."
And it's not just paint. Carion got new plumbing fixtures, a hot water heater, electrical work, and, most importantly, a new roof.
"The bedroom where his daughter and three grandchildren were sleeping, the ceiling caved in. It was very unsafe for them. As a result, we had to replace the entire roof, finish the work inside, do more plumbing and electrical work inside the house to make it safer for them as well," said Jose Garcia with Rebuilding Together Tampa Bay.
Carion added that knowing his grandchildren will have a safer place to live means a lot. "I feel good, and better and happy because I know that God blessed me and sent these people to my house to give me a hand."
This is just the beginning; twenty more Sulphur Springs homes are set to get makeovers in the next few months.
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