Volunteers help San Jose couple repair mobile home damaged by storm

SAN JOSE, Calif. (KGO) -- A San Jose couple whose home was severely damaged by the Coyote Creek flooding is getting help from volunteers Wednesday who are working to help them make repairs.

Nearly a dozen volunteers from Bank of America are replacing siding that was submerged in water at the couple's home at the Golden Wheel Mobile Park.

VIDEO: Aerial tour of flood damage in San Jose

The volunteers have made a lot of progress and are almost done building a staircase. In addition to that, they're also painting the siding, and put in brand new landscaping.

Lam Tran and her husband evacuated their mobile home in the February flood. "We just want to do our part to get them back on the path to economic mobility," Bank of America volunteer Joshua Russell said.

Along with the manpower, Bank of America is donating $15,000 to help the flood repair efforts.

The executive director of Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley said the money is critical because there's still many families in need of assistance. "We're working with almost 40 homeowners with their repairs, that's heating repairs, duct work repairs, skirting repairs," said Bev Jackson, with Rebuilding Together.

Those repairs will allow Lam and her family to stay in their home. "Thank you American people who came to support me and helped fix the house," Tran said.
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