Everett man's story of living without heat helps warm hearts and homes

Tim Otness had been living for weeks with a broken furnace. Now, help is on the way for him and others.

EVERETT, Wash. — The holidays came early for Tim Otness, and the only thing he wants this year is a warm home.

“I don’t ask for help,” he said. “I just don’t.”

He didn’t ask, but someone answered anyway.

KING 5 met Otness two weeks ago when temperatures were dipping into the 30s. His furnace was broken and he couldn’t afford to fix it.

The disabled 72-year-old was keeping warm with a tiny space heater, a leather coat and piles

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