In New Jersey, there is a law that requires all homeowners to properly maintain their homes and yards so that the streets appear well-kept.
But not everyone can meet this requirement. Some don’t have enough money to regularly paint their houses and maintain the lawn, while others are unable to do so due to their advanced age.
Ann Glancy, an elderly teacher, was also unable to tidy up her house and garden. The paint was peeling, and the surrounding area looked abandoned for a long time.
The woman has a very small pension, barely enough to live on. Because of this, she was unable to take care of the land and the house.
She had no one to help her. She lived alone and had no children.
Friendly neighbors decided to help the teacher tidy up her house. Christina and Adam offered to help with landscaping, but Ann refused.
Soon, the elderly woman received a huge fine that she couldn’t afford to pay. Then the neighbors still decided to help her.
They were joined by their relatives and friends. So, it became a big project, and they got to work.
They worked all summer on weekends and whenever they had time. For 3 months, the house was unrecognizable.
They covered the house with new boards, fixed all the windows and the porch, and also transformed the yard.
At first, Ann was against it, but over time, she thawed out and became friends with the helpers. Now they visit her often.
Ann would have paid at least $10,000 for such repairs, but the kind neighbors did everything at their own expense.