Letters to the Editor

Letter: Addressing needs

The family of former San Luis Obispo resident Margaret Lawrence Wolff has formed an organization to address needs in our country. The first project Wolff’s Extended Paw is undertaking is in Appalachia.

Margaret’s son, Timber, moved to Ohio from Alaska several years ago and has worked as a plumber, often making repairs in Appalachia. While working in this impoverished area, Timber discovered that many residents cannot afford to pay for necessary plumbing repairs and must live in very unhealthy conditions.

Many homes have no leach fields or septic tanks, thus allowing sewage to run off into streams and drinking supplies. Those who do contract for repairs often must spend what little money they have for repair of these plumbing issues.

Timber decided to start his own plumbing business so that he can make needed repairs at very low rates. He also will hire and train several people, thus creating badly needed jobs.

The Wolff family has joined with Empowerment Works to raise necessary funds for this project. Donations are tax deductible, and any amount is appreciated. The goal is $15,000, and as of Saturday they had raised $2,412. The final date to make a contribution is Sept. 6. The website for information and for making donations is www.indiegogo.com/wolffs-extended-paw.