KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — A blind lady is grateful to the Federation of the Blind for serving to her after she was threatened with eviction.
Final month when mattress bugs had infested Monica Jones’s condo. The administration at her government-subsidized condo sprayed, but it surely did little good. She was then instructed, to both do away with the bugs and furnishings or she might lose her condo. That’s when an advocacy group for the blind stepped in.
“The issue was mattress bugs. We’ve had this challenge earlier than. They’ve are available right here, boomed and sprayed, however they’ve by no means threatened me like that earlier than. This isn’t one thing that I introduced right here. It’s one thing that’s been right here,” mentioned Jones.
“Once I first heard about this my first thought went to … Underneath regular circumstances, eviction is a horrible factor. However when you find yourself coping with blind folks and discovering non permanent shelter, it’s harder,” mentioned Yvonne Neubert, the president of Tennessee’s senior division of the Nationwide Federation of the Blind.
Neubert says she reached out to the blind group and others to help Jones, it paid off.
“Luckily, I’ve an incredible community of associates and associates and I put a put up on Fb. And folks started donating to assist with this case,” mentioned Neubert.
Final week, the corporate Junk Galaxy got here in and eliminated Monica’s bug-infested furnishings and the specter of eviction was referred to as off.
“I’m going to offer a plug to Junk Galaxy. Once they heard about this case, they gave a ‘associates low cost,’” mentioned Neubert.
“Properly, I’d wish to have one other chair to go within the nook, I’d wish to have a sofa. And, I’d wish to have a mattress,” mentioned Jones.
“All people has a group, the blind folks, we’ve got our personal group. However we’re additionally an energetic participating a part of the group as an entire. I would love that message to essentially be heard,” mentioned Neubert.
Jones is grateful to those that have assisted her. “It touched my coronary heart. I wasn’t anticipating all of that when this primary began.”
As Jones is grateful, Neubert says she is grateful to the Golden Age Retirement Village for working along with her, as they attempt to help Jones.
If you need to help Jones, go to tn-acb.org.
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