Recently, HopeBUILDERS partnered with the Electrical Workers Minority Caucus of Kansas City to provide Birdie with critical home repairs. This included rewiring security lights and other electrical work. Her security lights now make her feel safer at night instead of posing a fire hazard.
Birdie’s home is filled with photos of her family. Each picture comes with a story. Some stories are tragic, others are funny, but all come from a place of love, and as a grandmother of 15, Birdie has a lot of love to go around. This is demonstrated even further by the fact that Birdie taught special education for 22 years. During this time, she formed bonds with students that remain to this day. Her commitment to helping children with disabilities was inspired by her late son, who was born with Spina Bifida.
Birdie has lived in her Kansas City home for over 60 years. During this time, she has grown to appreciate the change in the seasons and adapt to changes in her life. She relies on her faith, community, and family to get through hard times. Birdie is thankful for the work that HopeBUILDERS and the Electrical Workers Minority Caucus have done and the respect she felt throughout the process.
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