I've stayed out of this but before any titles change hands, I would advise a check out of the actual truth of the situation. There are lots of SN's around the area who could stop by to view the existing situation and verify the truth of it. There are people in true need AND there are scammers who take advantage of the charitable impulses of others. Just be sure the OP is the former before boats change hands.
Kudos to all who have tried to help in any event. I would rather be the guy who GOT scammed...than the scammer.
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