LCM Volunteers Work Hard to Assist our Senior Neighbors
Lighthouse recently received a call from a local senior to report her central air conditioning unit was not working and it was 89 degrees in her trailer, and 110 degrees in her small bathroom. She also advised she needed assistance with her electric bill which was high due to the use of fans and a small, undersized window unit that barely cooled her bedroom. She had already been rushed by ambulance to the hospital as a result of dehydration three weeks prior.
Lighthouse volunteers from the Senior Program met with the lady and she said she was in need of a new unit since the repair man had told her the A/C unit was not repairable. LCM gave her another fan to at least circulate the air. After making several phone calls to various recreational vehicle vendors, we were advised a new unit would cost more than $700 to repair the unit which did not include installation.
In the meantime, LCM was notified by her neighbors the starter in her car had gone out and she would be unable to talk with anyone to assist with her electric bill. She was on the cusp of getting her electric turned off. LCM contacted a local auto repair shop and the owner repaired the starter at no cost. LCM volunteers located a recreational vehicle repair man who agreed to waive his normal $65 service fee to look at her cooling unit. After meeting with the repair man, he replaced two parts on her A/C at no cost.
Our senior neighbor was able to get her car repaired, have her electric bill paid, and now has central air conditioning, all to the glory of God and the assistance of Lighthouse Christian Ministries senior ministry.