Ella Mae is a strong willed, fiercely independent woman that is 84 years old, living with dementia living in Central City, New Orleans. She owns her own home and lives alone. While she has friends and neighbors that check in with her, she still faces large challenges from day to day. Her home is in desperate need of repair, yet Ella Mae has no desire to leave or any family in the area to rely on. She is very passionate about staying in her home and together with your help we have already vastly improved her living conditions. Along the way, Ella Mae has been gracious and outgoing, making many new friends with the volunteers that have come to help us repair her home.
In an effort to fulfill Ella Mae’s wish to remain in her home, the United Saints Recovery Project has been working diligently to help clean, organize, remove garbage, and complete major repairs, including those on her exterior siding. Our goal is to make her home safe and comfortably inhabitable, and we have installed new plumbing, subfloor, linoleum flooring, a toilet, sink, bathtub, and drywall in her bathroom.