Tear’a is a single mom of two teenage boys, who is on disability due to osteoarthritis and fibromyalgia, among other things. Tear’a lives in a home that was provided to her by an organization that gives homes to people with little income; as such the home is owned by her, not rented.
7 weeks ago, the home’s 13-year old hot water tank packed it in, leaving the family with no hot water. (Prior to this, the failing tank caused her hydro bills to skyrocket, and she had to use what little savings she had to pay off those bills.) Since the home is owned by her, the cost of obtaining a new tank is entirely on her. The organization who provided her home has stated that they MAY be able to get a cheap tank for her, but it is taking a very long time for this to happen.
Recently a group of friends got together and raised some funds, and raised $120 total, and while this is a big help, it is not anywhere near the $500 total needed for the tank, taxes and shipping, and the fittings and such needed for installation. Including the money previously raised, Tear’a currently has $170 saved up. She relies on hot water to help her deal with the pain of her illnesses, and the seven weeks she’s gone without it have been very difficult.Tear’a is a lovely, generous person who gives back to the communities that she is a part of, providing services for little profit, so any support for her in this situation would be greatly appreciated. 7 weeks without hot water is long enough!