ATLANTA - Heavy rains in the past two months have caused further roof damage to Caring for Others, a charitable organization in southeast Atlanta that assists thousands of households in the metro Atlanta area each year.
Richmond-Shockley told Channel 2's Tom Regan increasing mold and damp floors have created a health and safety risk for volunteer workers and beneficiaries. She said her organization is worried about liability in the event of an accident or illness.
"Right now, it looks like we have to close the doors until we have this roofing situation fixed," said Richmond-Shockley.
The founder and director said she would like to have the roof replaced, but her organization cannot afford the
Richmond-Shockley founded her
Richmond-Shockley said she is hopeful someone will donate materials to replace the roof, which would reduce costs and allow the distribution center to remain open.
"I'm trying to hold up from not letting tears come into my eyes. When I started, it was a challenge. But I made it. This is overwhelming," Richmond-Shockley said.
People who dropped by the store to shop Wednesday said they are saddened to hear of the roof leaks, but also hopeful the organization can keep
"I'm devastated. She helps a lot of people and has a heart of gold. It would be great loss if it shut down," said Karen Young.
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