Giving the inspiration for building a home

11/23/2013 10:42 AM

12/08/2013 9:35 AM

Norma Gray McRoberts had nearly nothing, and nowhere to turn, when she picked up a flyer for Advancing Vibrant Communities.

After getting in touch with people there, McRoberts and her husband, Jason, found themselves with new furniture, appliances, and hand rails.

But the McRobertses got something much more than that: “They’ve given us the inspiration to build a home.”

McRoberts said she has found friends that she considers family through AVC. “They have just been so supportive,” she said. “They ask if I need anything.”

In return, Advancing Vibrant Communities has received a marketing department – McRoberts stops at every garage sale and asks the hosts to donate unsold items to AVC.

“I have referred a lot of my friends over there,” McRoberts said, sitting at a dining room set she received through Advancing Vibrant Communities.

She doesn’t talk about the organization or the people there for long before the tears start flowing. “We’d lost pretty much everything,” she said. “They saved our lives.”

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