Nearly 30 volunteers show up to fix ‘Grandmas porch’

Published 2:08 pm Friday, July 23, 2010

The fixing of Grandma Ida Mae Wrights porch in Landrum began with demolition efforts on July 14, which brought 25 to 30 volunteers.

Work is set to continue over this weekend. New wood has been purchased and local contractors are scheduled to begin constructing the new porch.

Contractors are working to recycle any materials possible from the old porch.

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The community has rallied to raise money for Wright, whose house was condemned last month because of its unsafe porch.

Estimates to fix the porch ranged from $5,000 to $35,000. The community has raised a little over $5,000 for the effort.

Other repairs to the late 1800s home are needed, but no estimates for repairs needed on the back porch or inside of the home have yet been made.

Donations are welcome for the project and can be sent to the Wright Donation Fund, 144 N. Trade St., Landrum, S.C. 29356.