Christmas in April seeks homes

By REGGIE ROSS
Staff Writer

 

The Christmas in April board members are seeking referrals for the disadvantaged elderly and disabled homeowners in Grenada County.
On April 21, the Christmas In April committee will take on their 24th year of home renovations from every point of the county.
Christmas in April Treasurer Kim McRee said that, so far, only eight applications are in, but she expects others to arrive in the next week or so.
“The eight that we have, some of them are definitely candidates,” McRee said. “I think the recent rains may have caught the attention for some of the people, so we’re just waiting.”
For example, one of the applicants recently received is that of an 87-year-old Grenada County woman whose front door will not close entirely.
“We have to find a way to make sure she feels safe,” McRee said.
Help Needed, Too
Christmas in April Chairman Sue Gregory said professionals are needed like plumbers, electricians and construction workers, but anyone who can swing a hammer or use a paint brush is more than welcome.
“No special skills are required,” said Gregory. “Just a willingness to help. One of the things that we always need is volunteers, so we’re also reaching out to them.”

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