JOPLIN, Mo. — One of the country’s largest roofing contractors and TAMKO Building Products Inc. are leading efforts to donate three roofs to families in need.

Lee’s Summit, Mo.-based Aspen Contracting Inc.’s annual “Covers 4 Others” program was created in 2015 with a mission to support the communities where the business and its employees work and live. Each spring, Aspen invites the public to nominate deserving members of their community to receive a free roof.

Past recipients have included military veterans, first responders, those who have experienced hardship, and underinsured homeowners. Aspen selects a final group of nominees and the public votes on the finalists. In 2018, several of the finalists received more than 25,000 votes. Materials for the roofs are donated by manufacturers and distributors.

Winners of this year’s Covers 4 Others were announced last week and the first of the 2018 winners, single mother Terry F. of Springfield, Missouri, had her TAMKO-donated roof installed already.

“It’s a good day when we can provide some hope and help ease the burden of people in the middle of difficult circumstances,” said TAMKO President and CEO David Humphreys.

Another winner, Charles T. of Grandview, is receiving a new TAMKO roof in the color of his choice installed by Aspen. He was nominated because of his long history of community service, especially his volunteer efforts with Grandview High School’s theater program. A series of health problems left Charles financially and physically unable to repair his severely-damaged roof.

The third winner of a TAMKO-donated roof is widow Beatrice G., of Denver, who recently suffered a heart attack and has a leaking roof. Her donated roof is scheduled to be installed Sept. 25.

“We realize that there are many people out there who have made a positive impact in the community by serving our country, helping others in need, first responders and even those who may have experienced a hardship,” said Pat Nussbeck, President and CEO of Aspen. “Giving back is a part of our core values at Aspen and support from TAMKO helps us do that to provide top quality shelter in the communities that we work in.”

Aspen Contracting operates in 48 states and is headquartered in Lee’s Summit, Mo. The company is one of the largest residential roofing contractors and is nationally accredited by the Better Business Bureau. The company ranked No. 15 on RC’s Top 100 Roofing Contractors list.

Other companies involved in delivering the new roofs were Beacon Roofing Supply Inc. and Max Roofing Products.

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