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Help Kirsten, 64, get electricity at home, after a year in the dark

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Help Kirsten, 64, get electricity at home, after a year in the dark
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Kirsten, 64, has lived in a (hot, dark) South Fla. home without electricity, ever since late June 2012 when Tropical Storm Debby tore out her power line.

She is in a wheelchair, on a fixed income, and can't afford the electrician needed to fix the damage to her home, damage that must be fixed before the electric company can turn her power back on.

(I'm withholding her last name, lest she become a victim of scammers, thieves or worse). She relies on the kindness of a neighbor for minor power needs. Her family helps her with expenses when they can, but this is beyond their means.

She needs our help. She lives without lights, without hot meals, without even a fan, in the South Florida heat. 

Any money raised beyond what the electrician charges will go toward home repairs, and to her basic expenses.

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The work continues. Kirsten is enjoying limited electricity and a window AC unit at night. A crew works there each weekend, and sometimes during the week. 
Kirsten is enjoying limited electricity and a window AC unit at night for sleeping. The work continues on her home, especially the 1930s wiring.  Her refrigerator died last week, so she's using a dorm sized fridge. 
Thank you, everyone. I'll keep you informed of progress!
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Carol Carnevale
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Chris Felker
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We have one day left. We need about $800. Also looking for a termite treatment company and a roofer. Please, give just a few dollars. Send the link to just a few people. http://tilt.tc/gRoK You are improving a woman's life forever. (Materials were $1K more than expected.)
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We have one day left. We need about $800. Also looking for a termite treatment company and a roofer. Please, give just a few dollars. Send the link to just a few people. http://tilt.tc/gRoK You are improving a woman's life forever. (Materials were $1K more than expected.)
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Karla Campos
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Tonya Scholz
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UPDATE: POWER IS RESTORED.

The wiring is very old (needs replaced), and there are still repairs to do, but Lenny, the contractor, and his crew are working on it, between rainstorms. We need a volunteer roofer and termite company, and donations.

Thank you, everyone!
If you still want to help, financially or with a talent (we need a roofer especially) please contact me.  The work has Begun. contractor is determined to do as much as possible
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Bob King
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Dave Cantley
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Dave just made this thing happen. Awesome.
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Tory Malmer
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Marek Zareba
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Campaign Description:

Kirsten, 64, has lived in a (hot, dark) South Fla. home without electricity, ever since late June 2012 when Tropical Storm Debby tore out her power line.

She is in a wheelchair, on a fixed income, and can't afford the electrician needed to fix the damage to her home, damage that must be fixed before the electric company can turn her power back on.

(I'm withholding her last name, lest she become a victim of scammers, thieves or worse). She relies on the kindness of a neighbor for minor power needs. Her family helps her with expenses when they can, but this is beyond their means.

She needs our help. She lives without lights, without hot meals, without even a fan, in the South Florida heat. 

Any money raised beyond what the electrician charges will go toward home repairs, and to her basic expenses.

 
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