JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - The Wingard Home in Jackson is asking for the community’s help after a large tree fell on their property Tuesday night.
The director of the Wingard Home said the tree was slowly splitting at the base and the wind toppled it over.
The tree damaged the deck, which serves as the entrance into the women and children’s dormitory on the property.
A window was smashed and the doors were broken.
The Wingard Home houses people who are homeless in the Jackson metro area. Their website says this includes women, children, pregnant teens, men, whole families, men with children, living in dire straits, displaced, or abandoned.
A local handyman company out of Florence called “Helping Hands Handyman Services" came out to help clear the massive tree. The damage left behind will be expensive to fix.
The shelter still needs to raise money to repair the doors, the porch, the windows smashed by the tree, and other damages the tree caused to their dormitory.
They are located at 1279 N. West Street in Jackson.
A local handyman company called “Helping Hands Handyman Services” showed up with chain saws to help get rid of the massive tree. The father and son duo worked late into the night Tuesday.
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