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When communities show up: The Church Hill and Fairmount House

If you missed it, the Church Hill and Fairmount Senior Citizen house had no air conditioning in one of the hottest days of the summer so far. A call to action by Maurice Tyler on Facebook started a show of community that really makes you love this neighborhood. From the moment the post was up, several neighbors propelled into action with water, fans, coolers and ice. The community’s AC is back on.

Maurice Tyler writes:

I Sitting here thinking all choked up and tearing up thinking about how the community, the people and social media CAME to the rescue of the less fortunate. The inbox message and the Facebook post just melted my heart They want us to believe that one group hate the other group they to do like that one because he hate your kind. I find that they are lying to us, I realize that the big picture is separation, I realize that we the community’s in every city and every state are being played like a big game of divide and conquer. Trust me when I say the community showed up for CHURCHILL yesterday and there are people who’s day is a lot better because of it, As humans and people of moral base we must understand we are different because no two beings are alike not even twins and understanding that we are different and focusing on our similarities we can move forward and grow as a community. Once again thanks everybody and promise a big cookout to celebrate this day.

MAURICE TYLER

RICHMOND!!!!!!!!!THE COMMUNITY SHOWED OUT IN A BIG WAY. IM SO SO PROUD OF YOU RICHMOND VA OVER A 100 CASES OF WATER AND ICE IN ALMOST A MATTER OF MINS. THE PEOPLE RESPONDED. I WANT TO SAY THANK YOU TO ALL OF YOU. MR Leroy Lundy THANKS FOR YOUR 50 CASES AND ONE LADY I MET DONATED 20CASES OF WATER AND 15 BAGS OF ICE, FAN AND COOLERS WE’RE DONATED. I AM SO PROUD TO BE FROM RICHMOND VA. I KNOW WE HAVE OUR DIFFERENCE AND THEY OK BUT WHEN WE NEED EACH OTHER WE COME TOGETHER DESPITE ALL THAT AND THAT FOLKS IS HOW WE GONNA MAKE OUR COMMUNITIES BETTER. #TEAMWORK #ITMAKESTHEDREAMWORK #DAMNILOVEYALL

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10 comments

Susan Jennings
Susan Jennings 07/04/2018 at 2:28 PM

THIS is the Richmonders I know.

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Tammie Lyle
Tammie Lyle 07/04/2018 at 3:29 PM

Is that the one crossing venable st???

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Church Hill People
Church Hill People's News 07/04/2018 at 3:30 PM

Hey Tammie, yeah the one on Venable.

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Tammie Lyle
Tammie Lyle 07/04/2018 at 3:31 PM

Church Hill People’s News okay nice idea!!!

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Dave Seibert 07/04/2018 at 3:30 PM

Awesome stuff!

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jean Mcdaniel 07/04/2018 at 4:34 PM

This should have been Posted on CHPN. This is worthy of neighborhood news, not just lost dogs, cats, and what is the proper word to call criminals!

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Will Hall 07/04/2018 at 5:00 PM

This was a good deed. I have a very close friend of mine who lives in the Fairmont house, and I visited him a few weeks ago. I felt sorry for him because he only had a small fan to help him keep cool. This was a great deed to help out the less fortunate.

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Appanage 07/04/2018 at 7:17 PM

In the end this is also why a lot of us need you here at CHPN because we’re not going to be on Facebook reading posts from people starting negative stuff and dividing us. The only world I need to know is the one that takes care of itself and calls on all of us to get it done.

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Tanya Zebroski
Tanya Zebroski 07/08/2018 at 10:12 AM

This is bullshit!!

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Tanya Zebroski
Tanya Zebroski 07/08/2018 at 10:25 AM

I lived in this highrise for 4years and I recently had no choice but to move out in February of this year to another Winn owned property. And I have family and friends that are still in that building. You want to be a community, stand up for the elderly and disabled that are in that building! Not all of them are there because they where disabled forever. I’ve worked my whole life and got sick 6 years back, I had no choice but to live there. That building isn’t fit for rats. And for u God blessed ppl that brought stuff ur a blessing but the fact of the matter is1/2 that stuff does not go to the residence.. The staff and security take there share, which the residents never mind, but then before they even make sure ppl in the building are taken care of, there giving away stuff or taking it home ot throwing stuff away. I have a friend on the 5th floor been with no air, the day ppl bring stuff, no one thinks to bring stuff to the 3,4&5 th floor where there are many in walkers and wheelchairs! The elevators are out and ” non residents” can’t use the stairs, it’s 100degrees in this building and ppl in wheelchairs with diabetes falling out cause it’s to hot to cook. No one seems to think about them. It’s been reported to the news and mayor Stoney whom made these seniors all these promises and nothing’s changed, sad part if ur a resident, ur told if u talk to the press u lose ur housing, hell I could lose mine for posting here. I like where I am now, don’t get me wrong, but now unlike there I can’t and have no access to buses being disabled. You have no idea how sum of that staff treats the elderly and disabled there. If not for sum of the residents the others would die. They had no water all night and still no cool air. Try taking a walk threw there, if the heat don’t get u the bed bugs, roaches and mice will. Like I said health reasons a lot of us has to move where we called home. It’s sad. Yet they build a new high rise and let elderly and disabled suffer. Guess the ppl that built this community aren’t good enough to fight for to have the new highrise. But what do I know, I was told cause I’m now disabled, I must not be educated.

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