When we last saw Ollie May Young of Detroit, she was overcome with emotion, as we put a brand new, $15,000 roof on her 100-year old home - all courtesy of The Mr. Roof Roofing Company in Ann Arbor.
You see, for more than 10-years Ollie and her disabled sister Mandy have been living in a house with giant holes in the roof - holes so big and open that the rain, snow and hail would just pour in on them night after night.
But now all that has changed. Now when the rain comes pounding down, instead of running for cover and buckets to bail with, Ollie and Mandy actually celebrate.
Ollie says with tears in her eyes, “this morning, my sister, my pumpkin, she pointed up at the ceiling and she was saying ‘look no rain is coming in here’, and she had the biggest smile on her face.”
Now thanks to the generosity of our Channel 7 viewers and a very special group of people from the Corporate Security Office of DTE Energy, we’re about to blow Ollie May away again.
The fact is, over the past few weeks lots of our viewers have sent-in contributions for Ollie May and Mandy.
At the very same time these DTE Energy employees have been collecting donations for Olliie and planning to adopt her and her sister - much like you would adopt a cause to fight for.
Put all of that together and the money adds up to almost $400.00.
Ollie can scarcely believe what’s happening and the emotion on her face is priceless.
“I love you all so much, I love you, because you all care about me and my sister, and that’s what makes it so good,” Ollie May says.
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