In New Jersey, there is a law that obliges all homeowners to maintain their houses, as well as their yards, properly so that the streets look tidy.
But not everyone can fulfill this requirement. Some do not have enough money to regularly paint the house and maintain the lawn, while others cannot do this due to old age.
Ann Glancy, an elderly teacher, was also unable to tidy up her house and yard. The paint was peeling off, and the adjacent territory looked abandoned for a long time.
The woman has a very small pension, which is barely enough to live on. Because of this, she was unable to take care of the land and the house.
She has no one to help. She lives alone, she has no children.
Friendly neighbors decided to help the teacher put the house in order. Christina and Adam offered to help with the landscaping, but Ann refused.
Soon the elderly woman received a huge fine, which she was unable to pay. Then the neighbors decided to help her anyway.
They were joined by their relatives and friends. So one big company, they got down to business.
They worked all summer on weekends, and when there was time. For 3 months the house was not recognized.
They sheathed the house with new boards, put in order all the windows, the porch, and also transformed the site.
At first, Ann was against it, but over time she thawed out and became friends with the assistants. Now they often visit her.
Ann would have paid at least 10 thousand dollars for such repairs, but the good neighbors did everything at their own expense.