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Pass the Cash Update: Community steps up for grandmother in need

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Carol Engle Carol Engle
Work has been done on their home thanks to donations from the community. Work has been done on their home thanks to donations from the community.
Chad Engle Chad Engle

ELIZABETHTOWN, KY (WAVE) – On July 25, 2013 we passed the cash to Carol Engle, a grandmother who cares for her 14-year-old grandson diagnosed with cerebral palsy.

Carol was trying to save enough money to provide her grandson Chad with a room equipped with a handicap accessible bathroom since she can no longer lift him out of his wheelchair.

[PREVIOUS STORY: Pass the Cash: Chad's Room]

Thanks to her community hearing her story Carol said donations started coming in! "I'm so thankful for you and Amanda and all the people, WAVE 3, the community, the viewers that saw it."

"I can't hardly contain it. I can't hardly, you know, it's just tears of joy," she said.

Carol said after the story aired contractors began calling her and electricians volunteered all of the electrical needs, "We had over 400 labor hours volunteered last week on just this project."

For every hand, for every heart, for every dime, dollar and thought sent their way carol and Chad said they are, "blessed, blessed, overjoyed at all the community."

For more information about Chad's room and the Hardin County Habitat for Humanity, click here. Donations to Chad's Room can be sent to:

    Hardin County Habitat for Humanity
    Attn: Chad's Room
    1016 Pear Orchard Road
    Elizabethtown, KY 42701

Since 2011, WAVE 3 News has given away thousands of dollars to worthy recipients in our Pass the Cash segment. Click here to tell us about a Kentuckiana family or individual who you believe deserves a special gift of $300. (Be sure you are registered on wave3.com.) You cannot nominate yourself or a family member. 

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