Disaster Relief Brotherhood extends helping hand to local man
MILBURN- The extreme cold temperatures during the winter caused home owners to turn up the heat to keep their homes warm and pipes from freezing.
Scott Dodson of Milburn used a kerosene heater in the back of his home to keep the utility room pipes from freezing during the extreme cold nights. For some reason a combustible material caught fire causing smoke and fire damage to the home.
WKBA Disaster Relief Brotherhood Volunteers came to assist in helping Dodson by donated time and money to get the home back to livable condition.
Money from a love offering and a money gift from Milburn Baptist Church where Dodson is a member covered the cost of the needed materials.
The labor was all donated by Milburn Baptist Church members and WKBA Disaster Relief Brotherhood Members.
A lot of hard work had to be done to the home. Workers laid sheet rock, put in insulation, laid OSB sheeting, trimmed out rooms, installed new floor decking, laid new vinyl flooring, installed new doors, knobs, and thresholds and painted the rooms throughout.
Those who donated time and labor to repair the Dodson home were Bro Glen Stewart, Milton Graham, Eddie Smith, Neal Gilbert, Jimmy Johnson, Joe Mac Williams, Ray Bailey, and Coordinator of the WKBA Disaster Relief Brotherhood Willis Stroud.
During the work day Dodson treated the volunteer to lunch at the Milburn Café.