Store workers help woman with Alzheimer's - WNEM TV 5

Store workers help woman with Alzheimer's

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One good deed can often lead to another and one local worker is proving that.

Phyllis St. Clair, 92, is a hard working Flint-native who welded airplanes in the factory during World War II. It’s where she met her husband of 60 years, and also the time when she bought an old “Hot Point” refrigerator after the war in 1947.

“It finally stopped working two weeks ago. It chugged, worked, then stopped. Worked, then finally stopped completely,” St. Clair said.

Phyllis’ daughter knew she wanted another Hot Point, not only because it lasted so many years but it would help keep things somewhat familiar in her mom’s Pinconning home.

“Mom developed Alzheimer’s in 2012 and it’s been kind of a downward spiral since then,” she said.

A routine delivery of a brand new refrigerator turned into something more.

“We noticed the lawn looked really bad and we got back to the store, we said to one of the other managers we almost passed the house cause the lawn was so long it looked nobody lived here,” said Bill Howard, an Associate at Home Depot.

So, with a lawn tractor in tow, Howard came back to the home.

“I am gonna do as much as I can today. Gone over it two or three times already but I am gonna make it look as nice as I can before I leave,” Howard said. 

Howard told TV5 building a better community is Home Depot's job. 

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