UPDATE: Miss Virginia's Home
Earlier this week we brought you the story of a 93-year-old Pasco woman who was about to lose her home insurance and possibly her home.
There was a tremendous response from the community after we ran the story.
And since Monday, the situation has gone through a 180 degree turn around.
Virginia Crippen is most likely no longer in danger of losing her home, and she says she's grateful.
"I'm still blessed and thank them all for me," laughs Virginia.
Several weeks ago, Miss Virginia received a letter from a national insurance company refusing home insurance renewal unless her garage roof was fixed, and parts of her house repainted.
But because she'd spent 50 years helping others at the Tri-City Union Gospel Mission in Pasco, the volunteers stepped in and started some basic repairs on her home.
But it was not enough.
Today Mission Director Byron Brooks says since the story aired Monday night they've been flooded with calls, emails and facebook messages.
"All of a sudden the entire community is calling and saying how can we contribute, how can we help, what can we do? We've had 250-300 calls and emails just wanting to reach out and help Miss Virginia because she has touched so many people in this community," said Brooks.
The total cost of the repairs is about $1,500.
"I'm so thankful, so thankful. And I thank them for being nice enough to think enough of me. That's a blessing," said Virginia.
Mission volunteers - with donated paint and other materials - are busy trying to get the house in order before the June 25 deadline.
The mission has alerted the insurance company of the progress on Miss Virginia's home, and the company plans to sign off as soon as the work is completed.