Tuesday, September 02, 2014 - 7:47:06 PM

Local News

Print Friendly | Bookmark and Share

Impact Project Repairs Local Woman's Home

This is Mary Pratt. She's lived in her house on Oakdale Road in Johnson City for 30 years.
"She's finally getting something her way, and it just means the world," said Jay Romano, Mary's son.

And this is Mary's house. The people of the Impact Project are putting in a new electrical system, new plumbing, and totally revamping her one bathroom for her.

"We're replacing the bathtub and the pipes, the lighting and the wiring. It's 72 years old, so it's well overdue," said Luke Parga, a volunteer.

The already aging house was damaged even more during the flood in 2011, and Mary tried to keep up with the repairs.
"I did whatever I could in the bathroom. I painted. But it really needed some heavy work," said Pratt. 

The Impact Project is a non-profit organization that began 9 years ago. Mary's is the 60th house the group has worked on. Founder and director Jim Willard remembers the day he saw Mary's application.

"It's a case where you look at it and go, 'That person really needs help'," said Willard.

"It's going to take a lot of stress off of me. And I'm just grateful, very grateful," said Pratt.

"The fact that it gives me a little ease of mind, because I worry about her all the time," said Romano.

Volunteers will be working on Mary's house for the rest of this week.

"We just pull it together. However it's got to be done," said Willard.
"They're wonderful people," said Pratt.
"Words can't describe how appreciative I am," said Romano.

The Impact Project runs solely off donations and discounted items from local businesses. If you'd like to make a contribution you can go to their website.



View Related Articles: Binghamton, Broome County, Endwell or comment on this one below.

blog comments powered by Disqus

Back Back

News system programming and website hosting by EFX internet  EFX internet

Additional Articles

Jury Selection Begins in Ramsaran Trial VIEW VIDEO
Jury selection has begun in the trial of a Chenango County man accused of killing his wife. Ganesh "Remy" Ramsaran is charged with second-degree murder in the death of his wife, 36-year-old... more

National Transportation Safety Board Takes over Plane Crash Investigation VIEW VIDEO
The National Transportation Safety Board is now heading the investigation into a plane crash in Greene Monday afternoon. A Kitfox Aircraft with one person inside crashed about ten miles east of... more

No Foul Play Suspected in Death of PA Teen VIEW VIDEO
The human remains that were discovered this weekend in Pennsylvania have been identified as a 17-year-old boy who went missing about two weeks ago. The remains have been identified as Zamien... more

School and Heath Experts Offer Germ Prevention Tips in Classrooms VIEW VIDEO
While parents and students are gearing up for the first day of school, there is one thing they probably aren't looking forward to -- germs in the classroom. According to the CDC,  elementary school... more

Vehicle Break-Ins on North Side of Endicott VIEW VIDEO
Two people are in police custody Tuesday night after they were seen going through vehicles in Endicott. A witness reported the suspects were going through cars on Prescott Avenue and multiple... more

Bus Safety Tips for the Start of the School Year VIEW VIDEO
The wheels on the bus are headed back on the road. Wednesday marks the first day of school for many districts in the area. Staff from Union Endicott are reminding motorists to be safe and be... more

Plane Crash in Greene Sends Pilot to Hospital VIEW VIDEO
A plane crash at the Greene Airport leads to the pilot being lifeflighted to Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse with what are believed to be burn injuries.     The crash happened at about 12:15... more

Click here for more local news...icon



 A News Story

If you are looking for a copy of a news story that we recently aired, simply click here to find out how.

Breaking News

Do you have a tip or information about a breaking news story? Contact the FOX 40 News Desk at 607.798.0070 or send us an email .


Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Stumble It More...