Lindale nonprofit helping low-income families recover from winter storm

WebXtra: Lindale Mercy Works

LINDALE, Texas (KLTV) - MercyWorks, a Lindale-based nonprofit, is trying to do their part to help people recover from the winter storm. Normally the nonprofit serves people on an international level like participating in medical missions as well as serving refugees but this week they have been helping locally.

The organization is working to help restore water to homeowners who lack it as well as help homeowners who may be low income or don’t have insurance with damages caused by the winter storm.

“Seeing people literally our neighbors in need we started thinking wow we have the ability to help and we want to help make a difference in these people’s lives and get them their water restored and things like that,” said Debbie Lascelles who is the MercyWorks director.

They have hired a contractor who is helping coordinate a team of qualified volunteers to help people get their problems fixed all free of charge to the homeowner. One of those homeowners is Terry Mena, she had no water, several busted pipes and part of her kitchen ceiling collapse from water damage. Mena stuck with limited options leaned on her faith.

“Well I am a prayer warrior and I go on Facebook to groups to pray and I saw mercy helpers actually they should be angels of mercy,” said Mena.

Mena was able to get these repairs started quickly after calling the organization. She calls this a blessing as she was facing thousands of dollars in damages.

“I am very grateful, I mean I hope that everyone out there that they help feels the same way that I feel,” said Mena. “They are here they left their family to travel far to help us everybody that is in need of help I mean God’s doing to me.”

Those wishing to volunteer to volunteer or donate should contact the organization at mercy@ywamtyler.org

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