In what’s been one of the worst winters in recent memory, the last thing you want to happen is your home’s heater to break. However, one Cleveland family was living with their home’s temperature hovering around 40℉, their twenty-year-old steam-heat boiler broken in the home’s basement.
The mother, Kimberly, took to Nextdoor and first asked for a repairman.
Thanks to that post on Nextdoor, help began flooding in: neighbors brought over space heaters, multiple families offered to host the family in their own homes until the heater could be fixed, and a total of 195 people donated more than the requisite $10,000 in less than two weeks’ time.
The new heater was installed last week – and as one small way to show their appreciation for their neighbors’ generosity, the family wrote the names of all of those who made the new heater possible on the front panel of the heating unit.
As covered by WOIO Cleveland.
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