During the epidemic, this kind plumber spent $77,000 to assist thousands of low-income households in fixing their plumbing and heating for free.
James Anderson was summoned to a residence in 2017 to provide a second opinion, and during his visit, he discovered that a heating business had tried to defraud an elderly and weakened man out of £5,500.
As a result of this, he was disgusted and saddened, and he decided to start a nonprofit organization called Depher. Since then, he has assisted more than 10,000 families. The 53-year-old individual made a commitment to assist elderly individuals “at any cost” with their plumbing and heating needs.
But since the epidemic began, he has expanded his services to include providing individuals with food packages, personal protective equipment, and even paying their bills.
Anderson, a father of six children, estimates that he has spent a total of £57,000 however, he notes that the expenditure was “worth every cent” if it helped people stay alive and warm.
The Burnley, Lancashire-based worker added, “If you’ve got impairments or challenges, sometimes these things might become too tough to overcome, and we want to make sure that they’re taken care of.”
“Each one of us has a social obligation to the other, and we have a duty to be there for one another when needed,”
James presently collaborates with plumbers headquartered in Lancashire, Manchester, Leeds, and Nottingham, in addition to some regions of Scotland.
He has the ambition of ultimately covering the all of the United Kingdom and maintains a GoFundMe website where he accepts financial contributions. He adds, “the response from people has been extremely humbling and emotional for me.”
“I work seven days a week, 70 hours a week. Not a single day of vacation has been taken by me, when I’m no longer here, I’ll be able to sleep whenever I choose.”