USA, GA (WALB) – The Americas housing complex for seniors has been without water for a week. The Verandah Senior Living Apartment Complex now has clean water available Thursday night.
When people in the Americas heard that the elderly had no water, they took immediate action. The manager of Verandah Apartments didn’t turn the camera on him, but said he saw the community getting involved and fixed the problem.
Amber Batchelor of the Americas Chamber of Commerce said it was a public health emergency and basic needs were not being met. That’s why she and others stepped in to help.
“The community wanted us to help in any way we could, so as soon as we got a call, they started calling to see what resources were available,” Bachelor says.
Anthony Draigon, owner of Roman Oven Pizzeria, said he was contacted by the Chamber of Commerce asking for help. It’s not the first time he reaches out.
“Americus is a close-knit online community and whenever we had a problem like this, even during the actual virus outbreak, we were always happy to help.Emergency services, police, hospitals. So this is what we’re used to,” says Draigon.
Shortly after the Chamber of Commerce stepped in, several American leaders came together to not only help those affected.
“So, as with any inquiry from the public, I promised to do my due diligence and follow up with additional information as soon as I received the call. and went to the complex later that night to ask for additional information and see who could drink a gallon of water.
Community Interventions to Help America’s Apartments Without Water
Companies like Walmart and Chick-fil-A worked together to provide 140-150 gallons of water and 80 Chick-fil-A sandwiches to these residents.
“It was very heartbreaking. When I see the elderly and people with disabilities, they look like my family. I have an 86-year-old grandfather and an 87-year-old grandmother. It looks like.
Arthur Raven and Ciera Raven have lived in the Americas for a long time and have seen firsthand the communities they serve. When they received the call, they replied that they needed to help the elderly get hit close to home.
“When we found out that there were elderly people in this community who had no water, we knew we had to give back. That was the first thing we said when we got the email from Amber. Sierra Raven, Co-Owner of Graceful Hands Home Care and Bernice Bell House Personal Care Homes, said:
Chick-fil-A Americas executive director Ivan Helms said they hadn’t been there long, but said they were always happy to help the community. And it’s an honor to be able to do so.
“Our mission statement here at Chick-fil-America is to spill joy, and we were able to make it happen on Wednesday night. Spill joy to our community and help the small apartment complexes in town,” Helms said. I was.
Arthur Raven says the look on the elderly people’s faces when they offered to help them felt like opening presents at Christmas.
A common theme drawn from a united community was unity. Community leaders have seen first-hand how big the impact can be when everyone works together.
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