(WXYZ) - Over the last decade, Ollie May Young and her younger sister Mandy have spent too many frigid nights shoveling snow, and bailing water by the bucketful out of their eastside Detroit home.
You see, Ollie’s roof is over 80-years-old and leaks like a screen door.
The problem is Ollie must take full-time care of her younger sister because Mandy was born with Cerebral Palsy in its most severe form.
So Ollie had to quit her job as a cook.
With no way to pay the $15,000 price tag for a new roof, that’s when Ollie called the Call for Action team.
Right away, I called the roofing experts at Mr. Roof in Ann Arbor. And just a couple weeks later, 15 workmen from Mr. Roof descend on Ollie’s home.
They toiled all day in the hot summer sun, tearing off all the old shingles and rotting wood.
They installed a brand new Mr. Roof manufactured asphalt roof worth $14,000.
And Ollie is in shock.
“I can’t thank all of you guys enough. This is what real joy feels like, what you see on my face is real joy. Now I can really take care of my baby sister, in the way that she deserves. Thank you Mr. Bill Spencer,” Ollie says her eyes filling-up with water.
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