PHOENIX — A Phoenix woman whose roof was badly damaged was given a new one as part of an effort between TAMKO and a local TV station.
The woman, who only used her first name of Rachel, was the beneficiary of a new TAMKO roof and other home repairs during a Phoenix-area 3TV news feature called Arizona's Family Surprise Squad.
Rachel was nominated for the Surprise Squad by her mother.
In 2015, Rachel had just found out she was pregnant with her second child when her fiancé was killed by a drunken driver. Further, recent storms tore a hole in her roof and water started leaking into her home.
“This story touched all our hearts,” said TAMKO President and CEO David Humphreys. “We’re so glad that we were able to play a part in helping ease the burden from this young mother’s shoulders. And we feel proud to be a part of a group like the Arizona Roofing Contractors Association that is always looking to make a difference in their communities.”
The repairs to Rachel’s home were made possible through donations of product and labor from members of the Arizona Roofing Contractors Association’s Young Professionals group, including TAMKO Building Products Inc., which provided shingles for the roof.
The ARCA Young Professionals group has been involved in several charitable projects in recent years, but the group’s leadership knew there was something special about this situation as soon as they heard Rachel’s story.
Eric Perry, COO of Azul Roofing Solutions and member of the ARCA Young Professionals, said, “The response was overwhelming with people willing to step up and help. I couldn’t be happier with the way it came together. Any time we have the ability to use our skills in this trade to help someone, especially so deserving, like Rachel, it’s a no-brainer. Her response made it all the better, too. It just made us want to do more and more for her.”
Some of the other ARCA Young Professionals members involved in the repair project included employees from Lifetime Roofing Systems, Tecta America, Star Roofing, Elite Roofing Supply and Wrecorp.