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Woman, 87, gets home-makeover surprise from neighbors

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. – There was a roof leak when Gloria Mugford slipped on the wet floor in her home in Pompano Beach. She had to use a walker after the fall.

Mugford, 87, has neighbors who love her along Southwest 14th Street and near Southwest Second Avenue. They decided to give her a home makeover just in time for the holidays.

Her neighbors also recruited local businesses to fix her roof and renovate the inside rooms. The surprise had Mugford smiling from ear to ear.

About the Authors:

Janine Stanwood joined Local 10 News in February 2004 as an assignment editor. She is now a general assignment reporter. Before moving to South Florida from her Washington home, Janine was the senior legislative correspondent for a United States senator on Capitol Hill.

The Emmy Award-winning journalist joined the Local 10 News team in 2013. She wrote for the Miami Herald for more than 9 years and won a Green Eyeshade Award.