BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - A group out of Virginia is in tornado-stricken Fultondale, to demolishing dozens of homes for free.
Dr. Denny Nissley, co-founder of Christ In Action said they got a call that Fultondale needed help.
“People have lost everything they own. Not most of what they own, their car, their house. It’s gone,” Nissely said. “We are focusing on the 40-something homes that need to be demolished. There’s about a third of the homes, they don’t have homeowner’s insurance.”
For the homes that do have insurance, Nissely said it wasn’t enough coverage to cover the costly job of cleaning up their properties.
“Demo the house, haul it away and pay the landfill fees. So, we’re offering to tear it down for free. We’re saving each homeowner about $15,000- $20,000.”
They’ve been at it since the 90′s.
Nissely said it’s his way of giving back in honor of his faith and his own redemption.
“At the lowest time in my life, when i was a drug addict, an alcoholic, in trouble with the law, and Jesus came into my life and he redeemed the misery in my life. and I just want to pay it forward,” Nissely explained.
The group worked with the city make it all happen and Church of the Highlands, which Nissley said helped them get settled and prepared to start the much-needed work.
“Joint effort. Everybody working together to help this community come together and rebuild and bring hope and let them see light at the end of the tunnel,” Nissely said.
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