SEARCY, Ark. (KTHV) - Entergy and Searcy residents are working with a low-income family who have struggled to pay their electric bills.
"She's already done chemotherapy. She's doing radiation. It starts tomorrow," said Adam Rial of Searcy.
Rial said his wife has stage-three breast cancer.
"My 12-year-old Rebecca, she's got autism. It's been pretty rough," said Rial.
Julie Munsell of Entergy Arkansas said the family has seen extraordinary utility bill due to their home's condition.
"It's easy to spot even looking at a billing pattern that there are weatherization patterns, that there is air leakage," said Munsell.
Because of roof damage the family said the electric bill is often several hundred dollars for just one month. Entergy workers, along with the Hope Filled Homes Organization and a host of volunteers are replacing the roof on the family's house, along with other needed repairs.
Around 30 volunteers worked Wednesday to clean-up and weatherize the Rial family home.
"I was just expecting to get my roof a little bit fixed and that was it. They said they would do all of this. It made us happy," said Rial.
Workers also installed new outlets, sheetrock, electrical breakers, ceiling fans, kitchen faucets, drains, and so much more.
"You can tell God's working in this community," said Rial's wife, Brenda Rial.