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Storm damage repairs continue for Albany woman

More than a month after a tree slammed into a disabled Albany woman's home during a storm, repair work is almost finished. Mary Clark didn't have insurance. Volunteers came to her aid quickly, but didn't get the job done. They were back on the job Thursday.

Construction workers volunteered their time to help repair the roof and inside Mary Clark's home on Gillespie avenue after a tree busted through her bathroom ceiling April 5th.

Volunteers continue repairs on Mary Clark's home inside and out. If people look at her roof now compared to a few weeks ago, it doesn't look like the same place. Volunteers are finishing her roof, and they just installed sheet rock on the bathroom sealing after this tree slammed through it and dismantled her whole bathroom.

"It's overwhelming, I'm looking forward to getting back to normal and I thank God for that," said Clark.

This is the second time Kendell Crawford and his volunteers have returned since they replaced her roof last month. So far, they've also put on new shingles, and they're still repairing the bathroom floor.

"We put sheet rock inside, and we did not anticipate the rotten floor around her toilet," said Crawford.

They're fixing that at no cost along with the rest of the house which Crawford says has $3,000 to $5,000 worth of damage. Home Depot helped make it possible with donated materials.

Crawford says they tried to come by earlier, but they were held back from a church construction project out of town. He hopes this will be the last day of major repairs.

In the 30 years Clark has lived here, she's never seen damage this bad to her home. After repairs are complete, she's looking forward to getting her life back to normal.

Clark had to give up her home insurance not long before the storm to afford her medication. The volunteers assure us she won't have to pay anything for the repairs.




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