Lexington police officer surprises woman with home renovation

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) – There was a big law enforcement presence at a Lexington residence…

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) – There was a big law enforcement presence at a Lexington residence Thursday morning, but not for a cause you may possibly hope.

Officer Ryan Holland, with the community’s help, astonished a Lexington girl with a dwelling makeover.

Just a handful of months in the past, Sylvania Bell’s house was what Officer Holland calls “unliveable.”

“You could soar up and down on this flooring like a trampoline the total property would bounce,” Holland claimed.

Given that then, $90,000 truly worth of renovations reworked the home Bell has lived in her whole daily life.

“I just hope that she is familiar with that she’s cared for,” said Officer Holland. “People in this group like her and she’s got a protected residence now.”

From flooring to ceiling, all the things in the household has been replaced. Just before, Bell applied everything she could to protect against her outdated roof from leaking, even tacking sheet pans to the ceiling.

“Those are for baking, not putting on your ceiling no additional,” claimed Holland.

Now, Bell is back again in her recently restored house, just in time for Xmas.

“Oh, it’s wonderful. Oh, I just like every little thing. I ain’t by no means been so satisfied in my lifestyle,” mentioned Bell.

As a result of Officer Holland’s nonprofit firm, Restore Hope, Holland has been capable to support a lot of local community members. He claims he hopes to help even much more in the foreseeable future.