Many like to describe winters in D.C., M.D. and V.A. as mild but how many of those people have ever spent a winter without heat? Sharndell King and her two young children know how cold the days and nights in Maryland can get. When the family’s furnace stopped working last summer Sharndell began to worry about the fast approaching winter. After paying a few less than reputable contractors to make repairs that didn’t last, Sharndell was out of ideas and money. To make matters worse, the home was infested with bed bugs that tormented the children as they tried to sleep in their cold beds at night. One Saturday, after seeing the show Helping Hands, Sharndell decided to reach out to the Michael & Son Cares Program. “After seeing the show, my heart was filled with hope” said Sharndell. “I sent them an email and said a prayer, a week later my prayers were answered” continued Sharndell.
The Michael & Son Cares team provided the family with a new heating system, duct work and through friends of Basim Mansour, pest control. After the work was complete, the children were able to once again have a clean and warm place to sleep. “When I watched our initial interview with the family I was really moved by what the kids had to say” said Basim Mansour, Proud Son & Owner of Michael & Son Services. “It was great to see the look on their faces when we surprised them” continued Mansour. You can see the whole story, including the big surprise, when you tune into Helping Hands this Saturday at 10 am on NBC4!
If you or someone you know is currently facing a hardship and is unable to afford home repairs, please contact the Michael & Son Cares Team. Michael & Son Services established their “Cares” charitable campaign in 2010 providing essential home services to local families in need. To date, the program has assisted over 20 families in the area. They are also proud sponsors and supporters of Dreams for kids, Saltwater Soldiers and Susan G. Komen. Michael & Son Services has been serving the greater DC metropolitan area for over 30 years with electrical, plumbing, heating, A/C, construction and handyman services. Our motto has always been, “If you can’t, we can!” Check us out at www.michaelandson.com.