HRM Makes 50 Years in Your Home Possible

Published Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Between Ohio’s weather and the everyday wear and tear that a home goes through, it’s to be expected that throughout homeownership, repairs will be necessary. But sometimes circumstances such as income and health prevent homeowners from having the ability to make these necessary repairs.

This was the case for Liffisher and Mable, who have lived in their home for 48 years. With health and mobility issues, and a limited income, it has become increasingly difficult for them to maintain the upkeep on their home. Liffisher and Mable reached out to the Home Repair Ministry at Maumee Valley Habitat for Humanity for their necessary repairs.

“We’ve lived here for close to 50 years and I’m just elated that all these repairs were done. There wasn’t one part of this experience that I didn’t like and I’ve already recommended this program to some of my friends,” said Mable.

HRM was able to provide the necessary safety repairs and to make their house a home once again. The necessary repairs included replacing seven windows upstairs, replacing the chimney fleshing, patching holes in the driveway and completely scraping and painting the exterior of their home. And for Liffisher and Mable, HRM was the solution to their increasing problems.

“The volunteers were nice, courteous, consistent and they did the work without any disruption to our routine. The thing that made me the happiest was that they did some things that weren’t even in the contract. They had a group that wanted to do some volunteer work, so they painted my garage. You can’t imagine how happy I am,” said Mable.

If you or someone you know has circumstances that are preventing them from making health or safety related repairs to their home, please contact Ruth Young at (419) 382-1964.