A kind-hearted plumber has spent $77,000 during the pandemic helping thousands of vulnerable families fix their heating and plumbing for free.
In 2017, James Anderson was called to a home for a second opinion and caught a heating company who’d attempted to con an elderly and disabled man out of £5,500.
Disgusted and disheartened by this, he founded Depher (Disabled and Elderly Plumbing and Heating Emergency Response) and has since helped more than 10,000 families.
The 53 year-old pledged to help disabled and elderly people with their plumbing and heating “whatever the cost”.
But he has since branched out during the pandemic to provide food parcels, PPE, and even paying bills for people.
A father of six children, Anderson says he’s spent £57,000 during the pandemic alone—but added it was “worth every penny” if it kept people alive and warm.