Local plumber, James Anderson, has spent $77,000 during the pandemic to help thousands of vulnerable families by fixing their heating and plumbing.
Anderson got his initial motivation to help families in need when he was called back in 2017 to the home of an elderly disabled man for a second opinion and discovered a heating company was attempting to con the man out of £5,500.
Disgusted, Anderson founded Depher (Disabled and Elderly Plumbing and Heating Emergency Response) and has since helped more than 10,000 families. Depher is committed to helping disabled and elderly people “whatever the cost.”
Additionally, since the start of the pandemic, Depher has started providing food, PPE, and utility support for families in need.
A father of six, Anderson has spent £57,000 to date to help families. He described his experience as having been “worth every penny” if it kept people alive and warm.
“If you’ve got disabilities, issues, sometimes these things can become too difficult to overcome and we want to make sure they’re taken care of,” said the plumber from Burnley, Lancashire.
Currently, Depher serves Lancashire, Manchester, Leeds, Nottingham, and parts of Scotland. Eventually, they hope to expand across the whole of the UK. Just between Christmas and New Year’s Day, he and a local team of three volunteers, three apprentices, and four engineers completed 93 free jobs.
Anderson said, “I work seven days a week, 70 hours a week. I haven’t taken a single day off. I’ll have enough rest when I’m dead.”To assist Anderson and Depher you can donate here to assist vulnerable families during the winter months.
Source: Good News Network