JEFFERSON PARK (CBSLA.com) — The Los Angeles Police Department and a local family-owned business gave back Wednesday to a woman in need.
LAPD Officer John Biondo and his partner first met Bette Epps during a routine visit at her home in the 2300 block of 30th Street.READ MORE: Boy, 14, Reunited With First Responders Who Saved His Life After Cardiac Arrest
“One of those visits, myself and my partner noticed that her house was very very cold,” Biondo said.
He then contacted LR Services Plumbing and offered to pay for her home repairs.READ MORE: Shooting In Pomona Claims Life Of Minor; Probe Underway
“I just decided to do it for free,” LR Services Owner Leonard Redway said. “Why not give to Miss Epps? She’s deserving. She’s been a resident in this community a very long time.”
As part of LR Services’ “Our Season of Giving” campaign, Epps’ home received a replacement for her faulty heating system and a new hot water heater, washer and dryer free of charge.
“I don’t have the words to express myself,” Epps said. “I can’t tell you how grateful I am.”MORE NEWS: Warning Issued To Parents, Pet Owners After Clip Shows Kid Dragged Underneath Peloton Treadmill
The campaign is the company’s way of giving back to the community by providing free services to needy recipients that are chosen through their social media sites.