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Marianne's Story: Helping a Widow Facing a Possible Mortgage Default

Often, new widows face significant hurdles as they attempt to put their life back together. Marianne proved that point with epic challenges looming over her shortly after her husband died. A faithful believer, Marianne's homeowners insurance company told her that they wouldn’t renew the policy until she had the roof replaced, two months after her husband died. Non-renewal of insurance can lead to a default on your mortgage. They gave her one month to rectify the problem. HRM, six churches and Meet the Need Atlanta were able to replace Marianne’s roof, which enabled her to get insurance on the home. HRM has been blessed to serve Marianne in other ways since then, over the years, including:

  • Installing gutter covers

  • Patching holes in a gable

  • Advocating for her with a heating & air company to get her system working (in cooperation with Gwinnett County Senior Services)

  • Recruiting a church youth group to clean up her yard after a citation

  • Sharing Christ with her dying friend


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