CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) - Years of disrepair ended Monday for Diane Credit -- a grandma in Mayflower raising her two grandkids. Her home hasn't been in the best shape for years, due to water damage.
Entergy Arkansas spokesperson Julie Munsell says the company saw a need and went to work.
"We are sending out those bills and we're talking to those community members and families in need. You can tell pretty easily which one of those have a weatherization issue," says Munsell.
Nearly 30 Arkansans, from Entergy employees to community volunteers, showed up to caulk, place weather stripping, and change lighting.
Credit's dealt with a leaky ceiling for quite a while, but she won't anymore. As you'll see in the video, the roof isn't where the problems ended. Fixing insulation, repairing floors, and re-wiring were also on the to-do list.
Munsell says, "Sometimes you get in and you have to re-wire, or you get in and there's plumbing issues, you never know what you're going to find when you start the project. It always ends differently than it starts."
Entergy takes on multiple weatherization projects throughout the year, and considers it a win-win situation. Julie Munsell Their ultimate goal is not only helping others but also helping future electric bills to see their bill go down.
Diane Credit is thrilled to learn more blessings are coming her way. She had no idea that the weatherization would give her home for 3 a complete make-over.