If you ever sense your faith in humanity is lost, this unique human being, plumber James Anderson, will be there for you to remind. A man with a big heart fixes things for people in need without charging them a dime.
James Anderson, a Burnley-based non-profit plumbing company, recently repaired the elderly customer’s boiler. Rather than prosecuting the woman, who is also suffering from acute leukemia, the plumber said on the invoice that she would not be charged under any circumstances. And that the company would be available for 24 hours to help her and keep her as good as possible.
However, this is not Anderson’s first time assisting an elderly customer; To that end, he formed Depher – Disabled and Elderly Plumbing and Heating Emergency Repair. Anderson, who founded the company in 2017, stated that he wanted to help elderly and disabled people in need but are afraid to ask for help or cannot afford the costs.
Christine Rowland, the woman’s daughter, shared a photo of the bill on Facebook before sharing it on Twitter, where it got liked over 100,000 times.
Too many elderly and disabled people are suffering in silence, he told the BBC. They dislike asking for assistance. They do not need to be a burden to anyone.
We remove the burden, the stigma.
Even though the company has a crowdfunding website, the plumber stated two employees had to be laid off recently.
” Many people close to me are asking me, Why are you getting yourself into debt? What are you doing? He talked. “
” Debt is debt to me. I’d rather owe someone money and have another person be alive, happy, and safe.“
His debt has risen to around $9,940 since he began providing free or low-cost plumbing for those in need in 2017. But he believes it is insignificant in comparison to the happiness of those he assists. Anderson, originally from Liverpool, hopes to expand the business so that no older people face hardship.
He recently invited others to join his company to provide more vulnerable citizens with their desperately needed assistance.
Many people became aware of James’ work after his invoice went viral, and he was able to raise $100,000 in donations. He is no longer required to struggle to keep his non-profit afloat.
I talked to a lot of engineers across the country, and they are all for it. He added that all that remains is to secure the necessary funds.
” I don’t want any elderly or disabled persons in the United States to die or suffer due to a cold home or a lack of cash to repair the boiler.“
That should not be happening – that number should be zero. As easy as that.
James truly is a one-of-a-kind individual. Nowadays, it’s rare to meet someone who prioritizes the happiness of others over their own, but James demonstrates that such people exist and make the world a better place.