MERIDIAN, Idaho — Signature Roofing is all about protecting homes with top-notch roofs, but it’s also about helping residents get to where they’re going.
NBC-affiliated KTVB reports when people were rushing around to shop on Black Friday, Signature Roofing employees held “Free Gas” signs at Paul's Service Center and filled up the gas tanks of single parents at no cost to the drivers.
“We just want to let others know that we're out here and we care, we care about our community,” said Koki Gonzalez, sales and marketing manager for Signature Roofing.
Not only did customers receive free gas, they were treated to candy canes, holiday music and free coffee and hot chocolate.
This is the second year Signature Roofing has held this “free gas” event. According to Signature Roofing’s website, the company paid for roughly 2,000 gallons of gas in its first year.
“Single parents that are needing just a little hand up on a day where everybody is spending some money, we'd like to give something back to them,” Gonzalez said.
Joel Cano, owner of Signature Roofing, said the giveaway is how he repays the kindness others have shown him growing up in a family of migrant workers, where there was often financial strains.
"If we didn't have enough money to play sports, I could name a dozen families that would help us play, and got us shoes," Cano said. "I'm entrenched in the community, I love it."