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Twin Falls woman has sturdy roof over her head thanks to the kindness of a stranger

Carol Hansen was selling crystals in order to save money for roof repairs
Published: Jun. 13, 2021 at 11:09 AM MDT|Updated: Jun. 13, 2021 at 11:10 AM MDT
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TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Carol Hansen’s children told her to stay home.

“My kids grounded me,” Hansen said. “They told me ‘you can’t go anywhere.’”

In order to pass the time, Hansen began crafting crystals. After filling up boxes of her crystals, Hansen started selling them outside Garden of Artists in Twin Falls in order to make enough money to repair her roof. She saved the profits from her crystal sales for nearly a year along with her stimulus checks; but, that amount wasn’t nearly enough given the estimated thousands of dollars worth of repairs. Despite her struggles to raise the funds, for her, asking for help was never an option.

“My kids have always said ‘mom, you never ask for help,” and I didn’t,” said Hansen. “I never did. My dad kind of instilled that in me...that you do it yourself.”

One day, Hansen saw her daughter who became upset when she saw her mother’s face burned after sitting outside selling her crystals in the sun.

“She got mad. She got really mad and she got really hurt, and still, she was really proud of me because I was here and trying to sell my crystals,” said Hansen.

Her daughter then sprung into action and posted about Hansen’s plight on Facebook.

“She’s the one that posted ‘this is my mom, look at what she’s doing,” said Hansen. “That touched on his heart....on Colter’s heart.”

Colter Heck of Heck Roofing wound up repairing her roof for nearly nothing. He told KMVT it was Hansen’s cause and determination which inspired him to help.

Through her situation, Hansen has been reminded of the value of helping those in need.

“I just think we all need to work together on this,” said hansen. “When someone is in need, even if it’s just a small amount, you help them.”

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