Faith Restored: a woman's house is once again her home - Tucson News Now

Faith Restored: a woman's house is once again her home

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

A road turned into a river that washed intoEthel Beveridge's home in July 2012.

"(I) was in New York City and I got acall from my son saying, 'mom, there's water coming in your house.' I said,'well open up the front door and the back door and let it come in and out andcall the fire department and I said call Janet,'" Beveridge said.

"It was like, 'Oh my God, what are wegoing to do now?' Here's her house, the water's coming in one door and out theother like a river," said Janet Krug, Beveridge's neighbor and friend whoresponded that day.

Krug scooped up precious belongings, such asphotos of Ethel and her late husband Jim, and a family quilt from theirfiftieth wedding anniversary.

"Who's going to do this if you don'tjust step up and help out?" Krug said.

But the flooding left the house a dirty messand a health hazard that workers had to treat like sewage.

Two months later it still looked like aconstruction zone.

"To be homeless is pretty scary and Iwas, at that moment, homeless," Beveridge said.

Beveridge stayed with her daughter in NewYork.  Here's why: The water ran off of the Cortaro Road construction zoneand flooded her house.  The contractor's insurance company wouldn't payfor the damages.

"(They were) saying no, it is an act ofGod, and it's flood, don't you have flood insurance?  No, we don't live ina floodplain we're on the top of a hill," Krug explained.

At a community meeting at the Nanini branchlibrary last September we, and neighbors like Krug, demanded answers from thecontractor and the county.  Soon afterward, the insurance company made anoffer for repairs.

"I think the media exposure reallybrought things to a head," Krug said.

And by early this year, Beveridge's home wasready for her return.  The kitchen has new appliances and lights, thebathroom has a walk-in shower, and the floor is now tile.

"The house is actually better today thanit was before the flood," Krug said.

"Don't give up.  Just keepgoing.  The Lord has strange ways of making things happen," Beveridgesaid.

And Beveridge knows calling on her friend forhelp was the right move.

"That made me feel good, that so manypeople care," Beveridge said.

The exact amount is something that Krug saidthat they can't publicly discuss.  But she said that it covered 85 percentof the estimated cost.

Copyright2013 Tucson News Now. All rights reserved.

  • KOLD InvestigatesMore>>

  • KOLD INVESTIGATES: Are border checkpoints keeping you safe?

    KOLD INVESTIGATES: Are border checkpoints keeping you safe?

    Thursday, May 24 2018 5:45 PM EDT2018-05-24 21:45:24 GMT
    KOLD Investigates looked into who, and the what, gets stopped at immigration checkpoints in Southern Arizona. (Source: Tucson News Now)KOLD Investigates looked into who, and the what, gets stopped at immigration checkpoints in Southern Arizona. (Source: Tucson News Now)

    KOLD Investigates looked into who, and the what, gets stopped at immigration checkpoints in Southern Arizona.

    KOLD Investigates looked into who, and the what, gets stopped at immigration checkpoints in Southern Arizona.

  • KOLD INVESTIGATES: Hospital in jeopardy

    KOLD INVESTIGATES: Hospital in jeopardy

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 11:41 PM EDT2018-05-24 03:41:10 GMT
    Chayse Vance was a young lady with an eye for art and a heart of gold, according to her family. She hung herself after a stay at the Sonora Behavioral Health Hospital, which has a shocking number of violations. (Source: Vance Family)Chayse Vance was a young lady with an eye for art and a heart of gold, according to her family. She hung herself after a stay at the Sonora Behavioral Health Hospital, which has a shocking number of violations. (Source: Vance Family)
    Chayse Vance was a young lady with an eye for art and a heart of gold, according to her family. She hung herself after a stay at the Sonora Behavioral Health Hospital, which has a shocking number of violations. (Source: Vance Family)Chayse Vance was a young lady with an eye for art and a heart of gold, according to her family. She hung herself after a stay at the Sonora Behavioral Health Hospital, which has a shocking number of violations. (Source: Vance Family)

    One Tucson hospital stands out in Arizona for its violations. Our investigative team logged and analyzed piles of data from the state department of health services to find out who's to blame and what's being done.

    One Tucson hospital stands out in Arizona for its violations. Our investigative team logged and analyzed piles of data from the state department of health services to find out who's to blame and what's being done.

  • KOLD INVESTIGATES: With government's blessing, Big Pharma polices opioid regulation

    KOLD INVESTIGATES: With government's blessing, Big Pharma polices opioid regulation

    Friday, May 18 2018 12:45 AM EDT2018-05-18 04:45:09 GMT
    Dina DeMarest, 42, was prescribed Subsys for pain from a minor surgery. Subsys is 100 times stronger than morphine. (Source: Raycom News Network)Dina DeMarest, 42, was prescribed Subsys for pain from a minor surgery. Subsys is 100 times stronger than morphine. (Source: Raycom News Network)

    A KOLD News 13 investigation found that lax oversight by the FDA and McKesson Corp., has allowed rampant exploitation of a national prescription drug program.

    A KOLD News 13 investigation found that lax oversight by the FDA and McKesson Corp., has allowed rampant exploitation of a national prescription drug program.

  • Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>>

  • breaking

    Shooting suspect detained at IN school; 2 hurt

    Shooting suspect detained at IN school; 2 hurt

    Friday, May 25 2018 9:40 AM EDT2018-05-25 13:40:34 GMT
    Friday, May 25 2018 10:12 AM EDT2018-05-25 14:12:45 GMT

    Two people have been injured.

    Two people have been injured.

  • Meet the student whose picture walking to graduation gained nationwide attention

    Meet the student whose picture walking to graduation gained nationwide attention

    Thursday, May 24 2018 7:09 PM EDT2018-05-24 23:09:14 GMT
    (Source: WBRC Video)(Source: WBRC Video)

    A picture is worth a thousand word, but one picture captured by a MAX bus driver captured tells a story of determination.

    A picture is worth a thousand word, but one picture captured by a MAX bus driver captured tells a story of determination.

  • Harvey Weinstein arraigned on rape, criminal sex act charges

    Harvey Weinstein arraigned on rape, criminal sex act charges

    Friday, May 25 2018 12:22 AM EDT2018-05-25 04:22:30 GMT
    Friday, May 25 2018 10:14 AM EDT2018-05-25 14:14:19 GMT
    (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2017, file photo, Harvey Weinstein arrives at The Weinstein Company and Netflix Golden Globes afterparty in Beverly Hills, Calif. Law enforcement officials say Weinstein is expected to...(Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2017, file photo, Harvey Weinstein arrives at The Weinstein Company and Netflix Golden Globes afterparty in Beverly Hills, Calif. Law enforcement officials say Weinstein is expected to...

    Harvey Weinstein is expected to turn himself in to police in New York City early Friday following a seven-month investigation into sexual assault allegations.

    Harvey Weinstein is expected to turn himself in to police in New York City early Friday following a seven-month investigation into sexual assault allegations.

Powered by Frankly