Helping Each Other In A Time Of Need. Company Pays It Forward To Build New Porch For Century Woman.

May 8, 2020

Helen Mincy of Century lives in little wood frame house on a Century street that bears her last name.

When a powerful EF-3 tornado ripped through Century on the afternoon of February 16, 2016, Mincy Court was pretty much ground zero for the strongest winds — an estimated 152 mph.

Mincy is often front and center in Century, working to make sure the citizens are not forgotten. After the tornado, she worked tirelessly to make sure Century got the help it deserved. For Mincy, it was all about helping each other in a time of need.

When state lawmakers toured the damage a few days after the tornado, she met them in the street and made sure they heard what she had to say.

“I don’t have anything and government officials need to get out here and help us. We ain’t got nothing,” she told the late Senator Greg Evers as he put his arm around her shoulders.

Fast forward to 2020. Her little house stands tattered, paint peeling from the outside walls. And there was no stable front porch between the front door and the front steps. It was not a good situation for a woman as young at heart as Ms. Helen.

When Justyn Dulac heard about Mincy’s plight, he decided to step up and pay it forward through his company, DuLac Commercial Cleaning, and build her a new porch.

“Ms. Mincy would awake day to day stepping over rotten wood on her porch as she moved in and out of her house,” DuLac said. So he and a few partners decided to pay it forward and rebuild her porch.

Mincy literally danced with joy as her new porch came together.

“Remember friends, this is what uniting is all about,” DuLac said, “helping one another in a time of need.”

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Pictured above and below: DuLac Commercial Cleaning and friends build a new front porch for Helen Mincy of Century. Photos by Trey Goldsmith for Pictured inset: Mincy talks with the late Senator Greg Evers after a February 2016 EF-3 tornado tore across Mincy Court. photo, click to enlarge.


10 Responses to “Helping Each Other In A Time Of Need. Company Pays It Forward To Build New Porch For Century Woman.”

  1. MJ on May 9th, 2020 9:38 am

    Great job DuLac Commercial Cleaning for paying it forward. Now, if someone else or another company could Stand up and donate some paint. I know you cannot help everybody, but this will complete the look on the outside. I know this lady is deserving of her efforts to help in the community. I would definitely donate to this cause. Someone could do a Go Fund Me or something.

  2. Susan on May 8th, 2020 3:55 pm

    Thank you Justyn Dulac ! The look on her face is precious!

  3. David Huie Green on May 8th, 2020 1:17 pm

    Good of him, glad for her.

    David for Helen and now Justyn Dulac too

  4. Henry Coe on May 8th, 2020 11:00 am

    Outstanding!! Good job!!!

  5. David on May 8th, 2020 9:47 am

    Love stories as this and thanks to those involved who brought it all together
    Pure humanity

  6. Sedition on May 8th, 2020 9:29 am

    Very cool.

  7. Well on May 8th, 2020 9:24 am

    Now “Will” …….
    You’ll disappoint councilman Smith running good story’s outta Century.

    Congratulations Ms.Mincey.
    Thank you DuLac Commercial Cleaning !!!

  8. ELW on May 8th, 2020 9:03 am

    A wonderful thing to do. God bless Mr. Dulac and Ms. Mincy.

  9. fisherman on May 8th, 2020 8:44 am

    I can’t believe this,our Government: Federal: State:City and County waste millions of dollars a year on stupid —- (you fill in the blank) and we have individuals like this needing help and can’t get it. Mayor Hawkins this is the kind of stuff you could have done something about.Our Government is so messed up.

  10. Jackie Johnson on May 8th, 2020 8:43 am

    Thank you to DuLac Commercial Cleaning and friends for a job well done! May Ms. Mincy continue helping her community!

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