Church volunteers fix Harris County couple's deteriorating home


It's the Beasley home an elderly couple has shared for years. As their health has deteriorated, the couple's house has crumbled around them.

Bad conditions in the home included no running hot water and no air-conditioning. None of the faucets worked in the house and all of the toilets were clogged.

"All the grass is extremely high and all the snakes and rats get into the high thickets of the grass," volunteer Michael Brown said.

She has heart problems and he has dementia, but they also have good neighbors with big hearts.

"We're just replacing 100 percent of the foyer ceiling because it filled up with mold and it's missing a lot of sheetrock," volunteer Ron Booker said.

Booker, a former volunteer with Adult Protective Services, heard about the couple's hardship and knew he had to help. So he, along with about 15 others from First Colony Church of Christ, worked Saturday to transform the couple's home.

"We're mowing the yard," Brown said. "We're hauling away old plumbing fixtures and ceiling fans and installing new ones."

Every measurement and piece of patch work was done with one thing in mind.

"Several people have asked us why we are doing this, and we're primarily doing it because God has been good to us," Booker said. "And so we are honoring Him by being good to someone else."

Those volunteers say more still needs to be done to the home. They are hoping to be able to return soon and complete numerous other major projects.

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