Lima man receives home repair help thanks to local business

LIMA — A Lima man is getting new gutters thanks to a donation from a local business.

Lima 6th Ward Councilor Derry Glenn announced the donation Thursday as part of the Lima City Foundation’s Neighbors Helping Neighbors program aimed at helping 6th Ward residents with home repairs. The program’s first recipient is Carl Petty, whose South Sugar Street home was posing a hazard from faulty drainage.

“Carl is blind, and his gutters were real bad,” Glenn said. “It was draining water onto his porch, and in the winter, that water would freeze.”

Through this program, Sheryl’s Bar, located at 200 W. Grand Ave., donated labor and parts to replace Petty’s gutters, with the total value of the donation calculated at $580.00.

Glenn is encouraging other Lima businesses and organizations to donate to the program as there are many homes requiring various repairs. All donations are tax-deductible, Glenn said. For more information, contact Glenn at 419-905-9572.

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