POTTSVILLE -- It's been an up and down past few years for Alena Spears of Pottsville.
After buying this house two years ago the Air Force veteran fell on tough times. Because of her physical and social disabilities, she was unable to find steady work. Randy Simmons heard about Alena Spears about two weeks ago and decided to help.
"Helping me get back on my feet again and finding some self worth because it's difficult finding work in my position," said Alena Spears of Pottsville.
Randy Simmons is the founder of "We Agape You" a nonprofit organization that helps veterans and others get back on their feet and find jobs. Members of the group were trying to make repairs at Alena's house.
"It's our mission any veteran no matter what your situation is we go far and beyond not that we don't with the needy but when a veteran comes to us in these type of circumstances we do whatever we can do," said Randy Simmons of We Agape You.
Two sump pumps are overflowing, and she has no hot water because her furnace is broken.
Simmons says these repairs along with others could cost up to $10,000.
"She's our hero she served our country...and has to live like so we are just hoping the community rallies around this," he said. "You don't have to send money, just come down and help out...something so we don't have her living in this hazard."
Spears is grateful for all the unexpected help from the community group.
"I didn't know how much was going to fall into place is the best way to say I don't think I was quite aware of everything at the moment, but from what I've heard a lot of people are jumping to help which I never expected," said Spears.