JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Reliant Roofing recently gave two roofs away as part of its 2018 Every Shingle Heart initiative.
In 2017, its inaugural year, Every Shingle Heart was created to grant one local family in need a free roof. As the nominations came in, the Jacksonville company quickly realized they could not choose just one family and extended it to three.
This year, in their desire to increase their impact on the local community they have chosen to provide a new roof to an organization that serves Jacksonville in addition to the two families chosen. Reliant Roofing is in the final phase of choosing this organization and will make the announcement in mid-October.
“We were privileged to learn the stories of many families this year and it has weighed heavily on us as we tried to pick just three to help,” said Cameron Shouppe, president, Reliant Roofing, which was recently featured on the cover of Roofing Contractor. “Our ultimate goal with Every Shingle Heart was to bring our community together and help as many people as possible. With this in mind, we have chosen to select a local organization as the third recipient of our 2018 Every Shingle Heart Initiative.”
Glenn Rodgers was nominated by one of his grandchildren, Katrina, who stated, “My 81 year old Grandfather is the most deserving man I know. Since Thanksgiving, he has lost a granddaughter and his wife. He is now raising his 6- and 8-year-old grandkids. His daughter just had stroke in April and now he's taking care of her as well.”
Jennifer and Robbie Farr were nominated by a neighbor who said “[the Farrs] truly deserve a good roof over their heads. They are honest, hardworking individuals who have several made sacrifices to enable Mrs. Farr to be a stay-at-home mother for a short season while their three children are very young. When she is working, Mrs. Farr is a teacher at the Jericho School for Children with Autism and Developmental Disabilities, lovingly taking on the challenge of teaching children who are unable to function in a public school setting."
The storms in Northeast Florida over the last few years, Hurricane Irma in particular, have taken a major toll on both of their roofs and budgeting for a new roof is beyond impossible. In order to safely and better care for their young children, a roof replacement is necessary.
Check out the emotional reveal of the two families being told they're getting new roofs below: