Four homes in the City of Scott are getting a much needed makeover. The city received a grant from the utility company Entergy. The money is being used to weatherize the homes of limited income homeowners.
Murphy Chassion owns a home in Scott. For Chassion, these helping hands came just in the nick of time. He's lived in this house for nearly 60 years. "I came up in the country. If we needed help, people would get together to come help out."
The Entergy grant of $5,000 is helping to pay for the program. "These doors were bad. The roof would leak. That's a big help," adds Chassion.
Scott Mayor, Purvis Morrison explains. "I love the economic development projects. i love building the infrastructure. We also have to make sure we care for some of our families who are in need in quality of life."
Liz Duhon of Entergy says it's projects like these that make a difference. "We're doing anything we can to help from caulking and weather stripping. Anything to weatherize the home."
"We've been recruiting volunteers from our local churches in the community to help. It's been fun," adds Lisa Justice of Love INC (In the Name of Jesus). Others supporters include: Cox Communications, Goodwill industries and Roofing Louisiana.