Friends and family of Scott Archer pitched in to help at a work day Oct. 31.
When Scott Archer died suddenly a few weeks ago, he left not only his wife Elizabeth and two daughters, but the responsibility of managing and providing upkeep on a multi-residential townhouse complex.
And work needed to be done.
A bevy of friends and co-workers (Archer had worked at Abram Refrigeration) came to a workday organized by brother Rob Archer, who is Abram's service manager.
The Oct. 31 event started at 8 a.m. and ended at 5 p.m.
"There was a great deal of work to be done," said Rob Archer. "And thanks to a great many of Scott's friends and relatives, we got it done—including replacing 28 windows, and replacing existing electric baseboard heating with high-efficiency furnaces."
Of the eight total units, work on six needed to be started and completed by the time the day ended..
Scott's mother Grace Archer was among those pitching in on Oct. 31.
Friends representing seven companies (a total of 43 people in all) pitched in.
"We were simply overwhelmed by the response," said Rob Archer. "Tenants at the building were told a couple of weeks before hand that we would be here, so it went very smoothly."
Those helping included workers from Abram, Dave's Custom Carpentry, D.L. Construction, Kevin Selle Home Renovations, and K/V Heating and Sheet Metal, and Lockhart Electric.
Seth Lockhart, one of the owners, said the motivation for helping out Scott Archer's widow and daughters went beyond mere friendship.
"The Bible says we are to take care of the widows and that's why I'm here today."