Lex-Care: Widow has water damage from roof collapse

This week's Lex-Care case comes from Shannon Gordon, a social worker at the Senior Citizens Center.

Her client is a widow who needs $750 to repair water damage to two rooms in her home. The damage occurred when part of her roof collapsed. Before the roof repair was completed, the water that leaked through the roof caused the floors and walls in the kitchen and bath to rot. They are no longer safe to walk on or support the appliances/fixtures in those rooms.

She was able to pay for the roof repair with her savings.

She has no money to correct the problems that still need repair.

Once the final repairs are made and paid for, she will be able to meet her monthly expenses from the income she receives from Social Security benefits.

You can help: Send tax-deductible contributions to Lex-Care Inc., P.O. Box 1328, Lexington, Ky., 40588. Contact Lex-Care at (859) 699-9859 or