SUDBURY (CBS) – The Good Samaritans have come together to save the home of a single mother who is in desperate need of repairs.
Jane Cunningham’s home in Sudbury was in pretty bad shape.
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“The whole roof has been knocked down,” she told WBZ-TV. There was also mold and a big problem with the family room.
“Basically we had to get on board and we couldn’t use it because a piece of the ceiling fell off and with that came a giant squirrel nest, nuts and everything.
Cunningham knew that she and her three children weren’t safe in the house, but she couldn’t afford to fix it. She thought she was running out of options, until her friend opened a GoFundMe page.
It caught the attention of Sudbury resident Dave Fenton, who is also the COO of Suffolk Construction Boston.
“It kind of moved me. So I dug a little deeper and understood that we should help, ”he told WBZ. “I knew we had to step in and help immediately.”
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Using business contacts and business partners, he found roofers, but that’s not all.
“I knew there was more to do, so I contacted other people and people inside, wreckers that we work with so that we went in and fixed the mold problem, we got together. We’re busy with the drywall, a little bit of the electrical work and somehow helped secure the place for the winter, ”Fenton said.
“Everything they’ve done has changed their lives,” Cunningham said.
Now this mold and squirrel filled room has been transformed with a new roof, walls, and insulation – all to make it habitable and safe. And everything to give this struggling mom new hope where she never expected it.
“I’m just blown away by the kindness and it really changes our outlook on life and it also changes the trajectory of our life,” she said.
All the work has been given and they are not yet finished. Fenton said they plan to come back in the spring and fix the landscaping and paint the exterior.
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