Landscapers help scammed woman left with half-demolished ramp

- Last week Geraldine Ward appeared on FOX 2 disappointed and distressed.

"This is wrong, you don't scam people," she said at the time. "All I need if for someone who will be willing and able to come in and help a lady out."

Feeling desperate and embarrassed, the physically disabled Detroiter asked for help after she says a man took her cash to remove an old wheelchair ramp and never finished.

Now, three weeks later, the mess was still there and the man was nowhere to be found. Ward felt foolish.

"What really touched was that she was embarrassed of her home," said Jose Mendoza. "You don't do nobody like that."

With JE Jordan Landscaping, Jose Mendoza and Jamie Jordan contacted FOX 2 right after seeing Ward's woes.

FOX 2: "You guys sent an email within minutes."

"It just went out to my heart and I said let's help this lady out," Jordan said.

FOX 2: "Let's go tell Geraldine the good news here."

Armed with their tools and some more helping hands Thursday, Ward got a colossal dose of kindness.

"I'm just so grateful, I'm just so happy," she said.

While that scammer only showed up with a hammer nearly three weeks ago never to return, these guys got the job done in minutes.

Ward got to watch the hazardous heap disappear.

The guys did not stop with Ward's ramp, they also trimmed her bushes and fixed up her yard.  They plan to plant grass seed and extend her porch to make it safe again.

Ward said she couldn't believe what she was seeing.

"You guys are my angels," she said. "Angels sent from God."

As for that scammer.

"What goes around comes around," said Jordan.

"You can't buy your way into heaven," Mendoza said. "But you can finance your way into hell. He's got a low down payment already."


 

 

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