LSS Disaster Response Marge Columbus Ohio


Marge is an 80 year old widow with a disabled, adult son.  When four feet of flood water went through Marge's home, they lost everything.  Not knowing where to turn, Marge paid a company to repair her home.  Unfortunately the company did not adequately repair the house, leaving it still uninhabitable.  Marge was left paying the mortgage on the flooded home and rent for an apartment while her home was being repaired.  With nowhere else to turn, she applied to a governmental rental assistance program four times but received no aid.

With the guidance of a LSS Disaster Response staff member, Marge was able to file an appeal with the rental assistance program and soon received support.  Meanwhile, LSS, along with other local organizations, rebuilt Marge’s home and furnished it.  Without the aid of LSS, Marge would not be comfortably settled back in her home.