A plumber is being hailed as a hero after it was revealed that he fixes pipes and boilers for disadvantaged customers for free.
According to Metro, James Anderson, 52, has aided hundreds of individuals in need since closing his private business and founding Depher, a non-profit organization.
One specific act of kindness, however, captured the hearts of people all across the world. A bill for services given at the home of a 91-year-old lady with acute leukemia was posted online. It turned out that James had only charged her a total of… zero.
Burnley plumber James Anderson refuses to take payment from elderly woman https://t.co/rztAZFggC9
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“No fee for this lady under any circumstances,” James, a father of five, wrote alongside the bill. We’ll be here for her 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to assist her and make her as comfortable as possible.”
After witnessing an old man being abused by an engineer, James was motivated to launch the non-profit Depher.
“A lot of my friends and family wonder why I’m getting into debt. “What are you doing?” he inquired.
“Debt is debt to me… I’d rather owe someone money and have someone else be alive, happy, and safe.”
Since 2017, James has been delivering free or low-cost plumbing to families in need. Despite the fact that he is in debt to the tune of £8,000 ($9,940), he feels he is doing the right thing.
“It’s an ethos that lives in my heart and will never go.”
James’ major goal today is to guarantee that the feeling of his work transcends beyond what he can do with his own two hands.
“I’ve spoken with a number of engineers around the country, and they’re all in favor… “It’s only a matter of securing the funds,” he explained.
“I don’t want any elderly or disabled person in our nation to die or suffer because of a chilly home or a lack of funds to fix the boiler in this day and age.”
“That number should be zero — it shouldn’t be occurring. It’s as simple as that.”
We hear you, James, and we’re really proud of what you’re accomplishing.