In early spring of this year I discovered that I had mold throughout my home, because of poorly installed windows. A friend of mine contacted Sentinel reporter Amy Calder to see if she would come talk to me and report my story (“Skowhegan woman at a loss in dealing with mold problem,” June 5). Amy did just that and the response from people who read it in the paper has been overwhelming. It isn’t possible for me to put into words just how much it all means to me.

Rep. Jeff McCabe, D-Skowhegan, came looking for my place, knocked on my door, and said that he would do everything in his power to help me, and he certainly did. After the article in the paper and his visit, things started happening. All of my windows have been replaced and carpet has been removed and new flooring has been installed.

Complete strangers that I didn’t even know either came to my house or stopped me in the yard to give me money. One person gave me his gift cards from a lumber company that had been given to him as a Christmas present. How do you express what these things mean to you? Complete strangers donated money so Jeff put it in a special account for the repairs.

How do you thank people who do that for you? I am so very thankful to each and every one of you.

Jan Martin


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