Good Samaritan offers thousands of dollars to keep SA man from losing his home
SAN ANTONIO —
Last week, News 4 Trouble Shooter April Molina reported on a San Antonio homeowner who was on the verge of losing his home. Now, another San Antonio man has stepped in to help.
An anonymous donor called the station offering to pay the full amount, close to $10,000.
Raymond Sanchez has lived in the same house for more than 20 years, and he paid his property tax bill in full every year.
What he didn't realize is that the Bexar Appraisal District had been mistakenly billing him with an over 65 property tax exemption.
When they finally figured it out, he was $13,000 in arrears.
Sanchez couldn't pay the full amount up front and was subsequently given a payment plan by the Bexar County Tax Assessor-Collector's office.
Under that plan, he would be charged mounting penalties and interest upwards of 25%.
Sanchez told News 4 the extra charges broke him financially and he feared he would lose his home.
A day after our story aired, an anonymous donor called offering to pay his tax bill in full.
"You pray for help and you trust and you believe and I was just, like I said, overwhelmed that someone stepped up to help us and it's going to make a very big difference for us," Sanchez said. "I really, really appreciate him. I appreciate all of you guys for coming out here and helping with our story."
Sanchez thinks this is truly a blessing, calling this generous man, an angel among us.