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The long story, short- A family that is active in the Occupy movement now needs your help to save their mom's home- TODAY! You can help by donating a few bucks here->

Now for the medium sized story. Pa died and Ma still lives in the house. The house slipped into disrepair while she argued with lawyers about ownership and wills. The city of New Orleans wrote Ma a fine and told her to have the house fixed and pay the fines or the fines will pile up. She had 30 days. In comes her son and his fiance, who take off time from their paying jobs to repair the house before the fines can pile up. Today is the day the fine is due. If a new fine is assessed, they will still need to get the house fixed up to stop the next fine. As you can see from the photos, the repairs have come a long way.

Here is the son, Justin, telling his story.

Progress is being made!
"A couple weeks ago, my mother called to tell me that NOLA code enforcement had sent her a notice of blight violations and had a hearing scheduled for the 12th of December, 2013. Admittedly, the place had fallen into disrepair since my father’s passing.

I began fixing the place up, weeding, repairing the fence, repairing the siding, scraping, sanding, and doing some minor structural repairs. I only had a few days to work on it between when I learned about the hearing and the date of the hearing. I do have a job and can’t just drop everything.

They have made a lot of progress in the last 30 days. But it is not enough.

Here is where it gets scary. Again, from Justin.

If I don’t comply fully within 30 days, a fine of $200 a day will be place on the property until it is deemed “move-in-ready” meaning I would have to renovate the entire property even though it hasn’t been deemed uninhabitable. It hasn’t even been deemed blighted, just a public nuisance.
At $200 a day in fines the cost of repairs will be overwhelming. Add to that the number of hours missed at work in order to make the repairs. Time is the most important thing right now.

These people are active members of the occupy movement and I have personal knowledge that they have worked hard to spread the word about Walmart labor practices.

These are lefties in need. If you can find $20 to put in the hat I am certain it will be used well. You can read the full story from the family themselves, and donate, at this link.

They are only looking for a small amount of money, to pay the fines and buy more repair materials. Just think what it will do for your karma if you help their Ma out. Thank you for considering.

I will post an update but I am leaving for the day. I will only be peaking in on this post. If you have questions you can tweet Justin at @ots_nola or his fiance at @small_affair

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