Community help needed

To the editor:

My name is Jeanne Marie George, and I am reaching out to the community for help for a longtime resident of Jefferson County.

Several months ago the horse barn of Anita Whitman was severely damaged by a storm. Parts of the roof were ripped off along with sides of the barn. Whitman has worked at Crestview Veterinary Clinic for more than 28 years. She did not have insurance on the barn and does not have the necessary funds to put a new roof on and repair the sides on the barn.

Anita Whitman is an active member of her church, has three horses that she rescued and has helped many people in the community. She is a great person, she will help anyone in need and has rescued many animals over the years. She now has to start getting hay in the barn to feed her horses over the winter. So it has become even more urgent to get a new roof and sides on her barn.

I started a Go Fund Me for her, and we reached out to various agencies. Unfortunately we could not find any assistance that covers barns, and we have been unable to raise the funds needed. I am now reaching out to the community, local contractors and businesses. We are in desperate need of metal or shingle roofing, boards for the sides, nails, labor, any materials or help that you can donate. No contribution is too small. You can contact me at (740) 424-1823.

Jeanne Marie George