Good Samaritan Ends Elderly Woman's Months-Long A/C Battle

August 8, 2023

A Kansas City woman who had been enduring sweltering temperatures without air conditioning for months finally found relief, thanks to the selfless actions of a local good Samaritan.

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Harry and Peggy | Credit: Fox4 Kansas City

Peggy Moore, 75, had paid an HVAC contractor $5,000 in February to have her air conditioning fixed. Yet her house has been 90 degrees this whole summer and she finally broke down.

"I'm so hot, I can't do anything, I can't clean my house, I can't do anything. I feel bad about it because this is not the way I live. This is not the way I keep my house," Moore told FOX4 Kansas City. "I get to the point where I can't hardly breathe. I get these bad headaches, I can't see. It's really hard, it's very hard."

Moore pleaded with her contractor multiple times but received no answer. So, she reached out to FOX4 Problem Solvers, who shared her story.

The next day her HVAC contractor suddenly reached out and offered to replace the unit. Even after that, it was still 89 degrees inside.

Now, that's all changing.


Harry Frame of Service 1st Contractors saw the story on FOX4 and offered to help – at no charge.

He inspected the new unit and determined that it is too small for Moore's home. He replaced it with a brand new one.

There is a lot of problems in the world these days so anybody can – that can reach out and just do a little good for somebody it needs to happen more often," Frame said.

"I'm thankful that so many people cared and came to my rescue because I didn't know what I was going to do," Moore said.

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