Long-Time Manassas Resident Needs Help With Home Repairs

Ronald Vance spent the first five years of his life living in his grandmother’s house just across the street from the house where he lives today. A generous neighbor of his grandmother’s sold a building lot to his parents for $10 in the 1940’s. And it just happened to be right across the street from her! Ronnie and his brother grew up in the modest, two-bedroom home that his parent’s built and Ronnie continues to live in today.

Ronnie claims to have had little tolerance for school. So, as a youth, he schooled himself in the art of pool-shooting. He was able to make a living as a pool shark until the locals quit playing with him. He’d gotten too good and no one could beat him. Like so many of us, Ronnie turned to more mundane tasks and worked as a bricklayer, did drywall, worked in a lumber yard and bartended throughout his life. Ronnie was good friends with his Mom and she left the house to him when she died in 2001.

Today, the house is showing its old bones. Critical home repairs are needed to keep Ronnie safe and sound in the home. We’ll shore up some floor joists, replace the roof and rebuild the chimney.

We invite you to support this project through your donations and volunteer time! We’re looking forward to working with you!

Special thanks to ACI Worldwide  and Grace United Methodist Church
for their Raise the Roof Sponsorships.

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