In 1917, Leeza Ridd’s great grandfather purchased a beautiful Provo Center Street home so his six daughters could attend Brigham Young University. He planted two sycamore trees in the front yard, which grew and flourished with the family. Four generations later, Leeza became the owner of the family’s historic home. In early 2022, Leeza’s homeowners’ insurance company threatened to cancel her coverage unless the now dying trees were removed within 90 days. Due to health and income hardships, Leeza and her son Dawson, who is disabled, were unable to manage the daunting project. The Ridd family nearly lost hope.
The Fuller Center for Housing of Utah County secured the services of professionals to cut down the trees. Fuller of Utah County, alongside morning and afternoon teams of doTERRA employees, accomplished the task of removing the debris and other significant yard waste in ONE day! Usable firewood was moved to the backyard, and a dumpster was filled to the brim with unruly rose bushes, weeds, and other yard waste. The Ridd’s Provo home was the third Fuller of Utah County partnership with doTERRA Essential Oils Company, located in Pleasant Grove, UT.
Leeza Ridd felt the doTERRA partnership on her home was especially heartwarming, as her mother had a home essential oil distillery decades ago located in the backyard of this home. Leeza and Dawson were touched by the nearly 40 doTERRA employees who donated their time and energy to help them to safely stay in their home. Fuller of Utah County paid the upfront cost of the professional tree services. The Ridd family will slowly “pay forward” the cost, all on burden free tems they can afford, with zero interest. These “repayments” are then used to help another Utah County neighbor get the same hand up overtime. Hope is restored, the Ridd home is secure and Leeza stated to the doTERRA teams “it is a blessing to pay it forward just as you do.” Truly a Greater Blessings project! If you or someone you know has modest home repair needs, please contact the Fuller Center for Housing of Utah County. Our Mission is to Raise a Helping Hand to Utah County homeowners.