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Catonsville Facility For Needy Seniors Seeks To Raise Money For Renovation

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CATONSVILLE, Md. (WJZ)– The impact of Maryland’s brutal storm on June 29 is still being felt by some, including at St. Martin’s Home in Catonsville that cares for needy seniors.

Mary Bubala has more.

The fans are keeping residents cool at the home, a facility for seniors in need.

Run by the Little Sisters of the Poor, some of the rooms lost central air after last Friday’s big storm struck.

Sister Rosemary and Sister Lourdes tell WJZ they found five residents’ rooms were warm.

“I went around taking the temperatures to make sure that the rooms weren’t too warm and some of them were. So that’s why we went ahead and bought some units,” Sister Lourdes said.

The Little Sisters were forced to buy window air conditioning units to keep residents cool until a large multi-million dollar renovation that they are still raising money for is complete in February.

“We have a bit of a concern: If this section is not giving us cold, who’s to say it’s going to give us heat? And are we going to have to do some other emergency for that?” Sister Rosemary said.

The Little Sisters of the Poor still need to raise $11 million to complete the $25 million renovation on St. Martin’s.

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