UPDATE: Handicap Woman Being Evicted Gets Help

By: Christine Kennedy
By: Christine Kennedy

Some good news to report concerning the handicapped woman we told you about Wednesday who was being evicted from her home.

After seeing 25 year-old Mallory Greenwaldt's story, someone stopped by her home and gave her a $1,000 check. Plus, she says she's received multiple phone calls from people trying to help her find an apartment.

For the past six years Greenwaldt hasn't been able to walk or work because she was shot while working at a convenience store in Rocky Mount.

This month she received a letter saying she had 30 days before she was being kicked out of her trailer that she was renting on Greenpine road in Farmville, Pitt County.

Pitt and Greene Electric purchased the land and wants to use it, along with the area behind it, for industrial purposes. General manager Mark Suggs says he was not told by the landlord when they bought the land from him that anyone was living there, and that the only trailer on the property was being used as a place for storage.

Now Greenwaldt says through the generosity of others she has found a new place, and she can afford it.


A young disabled woman from the east says she's been struggling to get by, and now she's come across another obstacle...she's being evicted.

Six years ago, Mallory Greenwaldt was shot while she was working at a convenience store in Rocky Mount.

Since that incident she hasn't been able to walk or work, so she's been living off the bare minimum from social security.

The past year she's been renting a trailer on Greenpine Road in Farmville, but this month she got a letter saying Pitt and Greene Electric, the company that owns the land, will be using that land for industrial purposes so she has to leave by the end of July.

General Manager of Pitt and Greene Electric Mark Suggs, says the landlord said no one lived there and the trailer that is on the property was being used for storage.

The landlord was not available for a comment.

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  • by George Soter on Jul 23, 2009 at 11:00 PM
    How about that, sounds like our society at its fullest. Lets not care about our Handicap people in our neighborhoods, lets think about money. My daughter is handicap from a crime that happened to her, And I know personally what this young lady is going through. My daughter has had the same problems, if it was not for my wife and I she would be homeless too. we are supporting her because of social security issues
  • by todd maples Location: farmville on Jul 19, 2009 at 06:10 AM
    ms. kennedy, i'm severely disabled and live here in farmille at the disability check. includes utilities, csble, etc...there is just 8 bedrooms. this young lady is welcome too come and fill out an application.
  • by Cletus Location: New Bern on Jul 17, 2009 at 06:25 AM
    Remember the money that was supposed to go to victims of crime that got diverted to other State coffers? Seems this woman could benefit from this fund if someone would get off their duff and get this mess straightened out. How about it Kay Hagan?
  • by pittcosw Location: greenville on Jul 17, 2009 at 06:02 AM
    Reply to cl/greenville. If I where a SW I would disagree with your comment, there is nothing commented here that exposes client confidentiality.However I am not. Explanation:Pitt Co. is my residence and SW are my initials. I do understand where you would have assumed this. Client confidentiality would be understandable to any whom has contact with a professional. This could be your Medical Doctor, Attorney, even your Banker. This comment just proves a point that you can't believe everything you read, see, and hear. Assuming our first instinct is always accurate, is not always true. We should all think clearly and analyze before we act upon.
  • by Cindi Location: Simpson on Jul 17, 2009 at 05:05 AM
    Some people also need to get there head out of the RICE PAGES and have a dose of reality!!!!!!
  • by real on Jul 16, 2009 at 08:16 PM
    some of you need JESUS and need to keep comments to yourself!!!!!!!!!
  • by cl Location: greenville on Jul 16, 2009 at 07:12 PM
    If pittcosw is a social worker who has had any client or agency relationship with Ms. Greenwaldt, s/he should be summarily fired. Clearly, she doesn't respect client confidentiality or she wouldn't have made such a post on this public site. Her inarticulate posting is a disgrace and an insult to the many competent, intelligent and professional social workers.
  • by WITN Moderator on Jul 16, 2009 at 05:24 PM
    The story you are referring to was from 2003 when Ms. Greenwaldt was 19. She is now 25. She was one of three people shot in that robbery, the only one to survive.
  • by Wolfgang Location: Chocowinity,NC on Jul 16, 2009 at 04:59 PM
    True or not true , fact or fiction. About Mallory Greenwaldt's story I was watching the Baseball Allstar game the other night Four Presidents went in TV. Bush Sr,Bush Jr,Clinton & Obama. They told the story of some of our Baseball heroes,but the real heroes are the American People The ones who make hats for cancer patients. The ones who drive sick kids to hospital for parents without cars. The ones who volunteer there time and services for the better our citizens in Hospitals, Schools, Summer Camp etc. It is generosity of our fellow Americans that make this country great. God bless the American People.
  • by Fishy story Location: Greenville on Jul 16, 2009 at 04:46 PM
    ON http://www.wral.com/news/local/story/107028/ it says the woman is 19yrs old.. and this story says she is 25 yrs old... something is really going on here.. I don't think we need to feel sorry for her at all for being evicted.
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