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Family moves into new home after living at the Salvation Army for almost a year

Posted at 6:47 PM, Mar 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-20 19:48:31-04


Dallas Helms and Charlie Thornton are moving into a completely new home this week.

“Now we’re living in this beautiful house,” said Dallas Helms.

But this only comes after they say they hired contractor named Pat Ayers to fix the leaks in their home.

That was more than a year ago and the work on their old home was never finished.

“They did the front part and then they started on the back but then they said they were going to go on a two week vacation but then they ever returned,” said Helms.

The family lived in a hotel and at one point even an RV. That was until Child Protective Services deemed their living conditions uninhabitable for their 13 year old son Daniel.

“They said it’s not safe enough to even go to the bathroom so we were taken to the Salvation Army,” said Helms.

That’s where they lived from June 2018 until now.

“It was kind of difficult because I mean the room it was small and we had a lot of things,” said Helms son, Daniel Thornton.

As of this week the family has moved into a house on the northwest side of Corpus Christi.

“I am happy because now we have a place to live and in a nice neighborhood,” said Thornton.

Helms says she’s looking ahead, and now she’s planning on starting her own business from home.

“I’m going to be making pillows I’m going to be making necklaces,” said Helms.