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CEP Builds Stairs of Security for Evelyn

For over 40 years, Evelyn has lived in a NE Portland home built in the 1920s. She survived breast cancer in the early 2000s and now suffers from Type 2 diabetes.

Broken steps to Evelyn’s basement.

A neighbor introduced Evelyn to Community Energy Project and she called to have Service Technicians fix the deteriorating front steps of her home. Recently, the technicians were back, to replace rotted and broken steps to the basement. Evelyn’s washer and dryer, hot water heater, and additional room for storage are downstairs.

“I would put a load of clothes in the washer and set a timer so I knew when to go back. I did get my exercise, but it’s nice to get the work done before the rain starts getting more constant,” said Evelyn.

Newly replaced steps at Evelyn’s home.

 

For the past couple of months, Evelyn was walking out her front door and around the side of her home to reach the basement. With the weather turning, these improvements are more important than ever.

“I would put a load in and time it so I knew when to go back. I did get my exercise but it’s nice to get the work done before the rain starts getting more regular,” said Evelyn.

Evelyn at her home in NE Portland.

“The work that CEP offers is very important because I am on a fixed income,” said Evelyn. “I receive $720 a month. This wonderful service helps me to stay here and be safe.”

Evelyn has nothing but good things to say about the help she received and encourages anyone who needs assistance to reach out to Community Energy Project.



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