KEYT News Channel 3 – July 3, 2018
MONTECITO, Calif. – Linda MacNeil is finally back home, nearly 7 months after a deadly mudslide damaged her property. The 77-year-old is underinsured and was living on a fixed-income. She did not have the resources to fix the damage to her home, which had been red-tagged after the Jan. 9 disaster. Habitat for Humanity of Southern Santa Barbara County reached out to MacNeil and guided her through the whole process.
“There are a few different properties that we decided we are going to make sure this homeowner gets back into their home and we are going to put however many hours we need to make this happen,” said Elizabeth Beebe, Disaster Relief Coordinator for Habitat for Humanity.
Habitat for Humanity and other organizations removed 100 tons of mud from MacNeil’s property, built her a fence, power washed and painted her home, and did structural repairs.