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HER FAMILY'S HOME FOR 3 GENERATIONS WAS FALLING APART...THE COST TO REPAIR COLLAPSED CEILINGS AND SINKING FLOORS TOO MUCH.

BUT AN EAST TEXAS WOMAN'S NEED FOR HELP DIDN'T GO UNNOTICED.

THIS WEDNESDAY, HABITAT FOR HUMANITY AND CITY OFFICIALS WILL KICKOFF AN EMERGENCY RENOVATION PROJECT.

KLTV 7'S MORGAN CHESKY SHOWS THE HELP COMES JUST IN TIME TO SAVE A HOME...AND KEEP THE MEMORIES ALIVE.

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[CG in 0:00 to 0:04:HD - 2 Line Super\Keeping the memories alive\tyler\today]

[CG in 0:12 to 0:16:HD - 2 Line Super\Keeping the memories alive\Olivia Clark\lived in home nearly 40 years]

[CG in 1:40 to 1:44:HD - 2 Line Super\Keeping the memories alive\Morgan Chesky\mchesky@kltv.com]

 

2:22 I just love my family, I just love them.

ON A WALL, IN A FRAME, SITTING ON THE FLOOR.

OLIVIA CLARK SHARES THE LOVE OF HER FAMILY WITH EVERY GUEST TO HER HOME.

2:27 a lot of people may not be blessed with as many family members as I have but they're all good.

PHOTOS CAPTURE NEARLY FIFTY YEARS OF FAMILY HISTORY...MEMORIES MADE IN THE LITTLE YELLOW HOUSE ON BEN STREET IN TYLER.

3:34 my mother was a great lady and she wanted to provide a place for us to stay.

BUT TIME HAS TAKEN ITS TOLL ON THE HOME OLIVIA GREW UP IN.

6:18 the roof started giving in and the house is pretty old...

A DISABILITY LEFT OLIVIA ON A FIXED INCOME...UNABLE TO MAINTAIN THE HOME AS IT FELL INTO DISREPAIR.

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<yeah that was probably the first of the falling....24:14 the ceiling busted and it started raining through the light fixture >

DUCT TAPE AND PLASTIC DO THEIR BEST TO KEEP THE WATER OUT...A TARP COVERED ROOF DOING LITTLE TO KEEP THE CEILING FROM CAVING IN.

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<over the years it's gotten loose and needs repairs...28:08 its weak right in here >

A COLLAPSING FLOOR COUPLED WITH PERMANENTLY LEAKING PLUMBING...LEFT OLIVIA WITH LITTLE HOPE OF KEEPING THE HOME.

12:12 I wanted repairs on it because of my mom so I just continuously prayed about it and God answered my prayer.

THE ANSWER CAME WHEN TYLER MAYOR BARBARA BASS HELPED CLARK QUALIFY FOR HABITAT FOR HUMANITY'S REHABITAT PROGRAM.

OTHER AGENCIES SOON VOLUNTEERED TO RETURN MS. CLARK'S HOME TO THE ONE OF HER YOUTH.

12:57 there's a lot of memories here haha there's a lot of memories here...13:08 we reminisce on things that went on here because like I said we had some good times here.

AND WITH A LITTLE HELP...MANY MORE GOOD TIMES TO COME.

IN TYLER MORGAN CHESKY KLTV 7 NEWS.

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY PLUS CITY AND STATE OFFICIALS WILL BE ON HAND 10 AM WEDNESDAY MORNING TO OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCE THE PROJECT.

MS. CLARK CAN EXPECT THE RENOVATIONS TO BE UNDERWAY AS SOON AS THE NEW YEAR STARTS.

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