Gresston man ‘keeping the faith’ as costs for new home rake up

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GRESSTON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – The tree that destroyed Glenn Carr’s home has been removed but that isn’t even the root of the delay in progress. In fact, friends trying to help him are waiting on a different kind of ‘green’ to fall out of the sky.

A huge weight is now lifted off of the foundation that Glenn Carr once called his home. “The tree is off the house now as of last Thursday morning,” said Carr.

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But he’s got heavier problems. “Once the tree was removed, there’s not a whole lot left,” said State Rep. Jimmy Pruett.

Most of what’s left of his belongings is broken or destroyed.”I have been in the rubble, and even looking for dentures in there is like looking for a needle in a hay stack,” Carr said.

Despite help from all sides, the expenses continue to grow. “We’ve had a lot of people volunteer, but basically we’re back down to zero now,” said Pruett.



The goal of raising $30,000 may seem far now, but even with costs mounting, Carr says he hasn’t lost faith.

“You never know where it’s gonna come from or when it’s going to come but I just appreciate the people who’ve helped with this kind of thing.”

And though money doesn’t grow on trees, “In Middle Georgia we’ve always been the kind of people who help each other,” Pruett said.

Carr and Pruett are both confidently looking to the community for help. “Maybe if somebody’s got some services they can provide to him, if they don’t have funds but they can help with services to help in some way,” said Pruett.

They’re asking anyone who can, to help carry the load. No donation is too light. There’s an account set up at Citizens Bank and Trust in Eastman so if you’re interested, you can donate to the Glenn Carr Fund there at P.O Box 339 or you can donate to Eastman Flea and Antiques to help Glenn. They’re now taking donations for him as well.

  • GardensButterfly

    Glenn is the kindest man with a huge heart who would help anyone who needed it. I hope that he is able to get the help he needs to rebuild his life.