TMSG: Electrician Organized Repair Of Elderly Woman’s Entire Home For Free
72-year-old Gloria Scott in Massachusetts called electrician John Kinney to fix a ceiling light in her home. After he got in the home and started to work on the repair, he realized a broken light was the least of Scott's problems.
Scott lives alone without any Internet or cell phone, no family and money is extremely tight. She found Kinney from her neighbor, who had his phone number. During his repair, he discovered that the electrical was in bad shape. Plus, half of her lights were out, she had no stove, and her refrigerator was plugged into an extension cord. He was able to help with immediate electrical hazards and get her lights and air conditioning turned on. However, when all the lights came on, that's when Kinney saw her ceilings were falling apart, her kitchen sink was broken, and the place was dirty.
Kinney decided to come back to Scott's house after that day and work on her home for free to help her out. Then he decided to start a Facebook page called "Nice Old Lady Needs Help," where he asked for other tradespeople to join him in helping her for free. A handful of tradespeople have put in all new electrical, plumping, windows, walls, and ceilings. Not only that, they're helping make things look better in the back yard and the front porch.
The whole town of Woburn, where Scott lives, is helping pitch in from volunteers to gift baskets being sent to purchasing meals for the volunteers. And Kinney has been able to raise more than $100,000 to help pay for the materials fixing Scott's home from over 2,000 people's donations.
Gloria shared with CBS Evening News, "I can't even comprehend the gratitude that I. have." While Kinney is equally speechless saying, "It's just -- there's no words for it, you know." The whole situation inspired Kinney to launch a Facebook group named "Gloria's Gladiators" that consists of professional tradesmen and volunteers that can called upon to help out any elderly in need.