A spark bursts into a steady flame

May 28, 2013 at 7:00 pm in Alexandria Echo Press

In the winter of 2011, the Hanson residence looked just as it had for the past decade, but inside was a different story.
Unpaid gas and electricity bills caused the pipes to freeze, spraying a freezing mist over the inside of the house.
In the corner, Elias Hanson sat shivering, huddled beneath five blankets. As his stomach rumbled, his mind raced through images of how different his life was. Continue Reading