Rescue Squad comes through for Midland woman - WNEM TV 5

Rescue Squad comes through for Midland woman

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When the WNEM-TV5 rescue squad showed up at Cindy Harvey's door Monday, she couldn't believe it.

"I was nervous because of the camera, but also because no one had ever done anything like this for me," said Harvey, who has been caring for her sick mother-in-law.

Harvey and her husband had fallen so far behind on their bills it was going to be impossible to fill the the propane tank for winter heat this year.

After the Rescue Squad story aired, nearly a dozen calls offering help were taken in the TV5 newsroom.  

Ferrellgas was one of the first and late Tuesday afternoon a crew replaced the Harvey's rusty tank with a new one that will be filled at no charge.

"We saw the story this morning and wanted to help," said Courtney Maxson, Ferrellgas representative.  "We do a lot of things in the community and this seemed like the right thing."

Also getting involved in the good deed was the Dague Dri-gas Company of Saginaw.  Even though the Harveys live well out of the company's area, Patty Dague said it was something that had to be done.

"It just thought it would be a good thing. It hit my heart," Dague said.

As a final gesture of goodwill for the Harveys, landlord Doug Eastman offered to cut their December rent in half so they would have money for Christmas presents.  

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