Local Businesses Give Back to Needy Family

Area business and members of the community are trying to give a family in need their dream home just in time for the holidays.

Mitchell Reed became ill with pneumonia when she was 18-months old.

Doctors gave her antibiotics to save her life, but were unaware that the treatment would cause her to have major hearing loss.

In addition to her hearing impairment, today Reed is legally blind and needs a home to help her maintain her independent lifestyle.

So now the Bowling Green Housing Authority and numerous businesses around the area are building a home for Reed and her teenage son.

Richard Reker of the Bowling Green Housing Authority says the community's support in the early stages of the home makeover have been great.

"Bowling Green has been very gracious and giving. The volunteers give them something to do and try to get this home done for Mitchell and her son by Christmas," Reker explained.

If you would like to contribute to the makeover, stop by any National City Bank location.

Donations can be made in the name of "Live the Dream Development Incorporated."

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