Insurance Refuses To Fix Pregnant Woman’s Heater So Community Steps In.

As fall transitions to winter and the temperatures start dropping, the worst thing that can happen is for your heating unit to go kaput. Especially when you have a baby on the way.

But Teresa Steele’s HVAC unit didn’t just suddenly go on the fritz. The unit sits outside, and it hasn’t been working for more than a year, ever since thieves broke into it to get at the copper. Teresa’s insurance company wouldn’t cover the cost of repairs or a new unit, which would have cost her thousands of dollars. So all she could do was rely on a portable heating unit.

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Meanwhile, the clock was ticking because she was pregnant and just several weeks away from her due date. With nowhere else to turn, she contacted the help segment of a local television station, and she was suddenly inundated with offers to help!

Stacy Robinson’s husband, Bobby, owns River City Heating, a local HVAC shop, and after watching the segment, she urged him to offer his services.

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Just one day after the segment aired, Teresa had heat for the first time in more than a year. But Bobby wasn’t the only one who answered her call for help.

“My phone’s going crazy. People were sending me messages and saying stuff like, ‘We’re willing to help,’ and it was just bringing tears to my eyes,” she says.

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Employees at Dominion Energy, the local power and energy company, did some research and discovered Teresa was eligible for a financial assistance program that will help pay her heating bills in the coming months. As for a long-term solution, the power company will ensure her home is properly weatherized.

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Now that her heating issue’s been resolved, strangers are still stepping up to the plate, with one person offering up baby items and another even volunteering to power wash her house!

“You never know who’s out there listening to you,” Teresa says. “You have to have faith… the more you spread your love, someone will have love to spread back to you.”

You can say that again! We all need help from time to time, and as Bobby put it, “what comes around goes around.”

Share to thank everyone for heeding Teresa’s call for help.


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