In New Jersey, there is a law that requires all homeowners to maintain their houses and yards appropriately, so that the streets look orderly. But not everyone can meet this requirement.
Some do not have enough money to regularly paint the house and maintain the lawn, while others cannot do it due to old age.
Even Ann Glancy, an elderly teacher, was unable to tidy up her house and yard.
The paint was peeling off, and the surrounding area looked abandoned for a long time.
The woman had a very small pension, barely enough to live on. That’s why she couldn’t take care of the land and the house.
She had no one who could help her. She lived alone, without children. The friendly neighbors decided to help the teacher tidy up her house.
Christina and Adam offered to help with the landscaping, but Ann refused.
Soon, the elderly woman received a huge fine that she couldn’t afford to pay.
Then, once again, the neighbors decided to help her. Their relatives and friends joined them. A large company was then put to work.
They worked all summer on weekends and whenever there was time. After 3 months, the house was unrecognizable.
They covered the house with new boards, fixed all the windows, the porch, and even transformed the site.
At first, Ann was against it, but over time, she warmed up 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 it all at their own expense.