NAPLES, Fla. — Kelly Roofing in Florida gives away a free roof to a local family in need every holiday season, and this year was no exception.

This holiday season, Gloria and her family were chosen because of her financial struggles after her husband abandoned her 12 years ago, leaving her with three mouths to feed. To provide for her family, the hardworking and dedicated single mother engages in multiple activities to improve her income and cut down the costs of living.

Other than Gloria's financial troubles, there is a hole in her bedroom ceiling due to a consistent roof leak. Unfortunately, her insurance company declined her claim, stating the roof only required repairs and then dropped her because the deductible was more than a standard repair. With several attempts to repair the roof on her own, nothing seemed to work. She resorted to placing a tarp over the hole to prevent water from entering her bedroom.

Kelly Roofing partnered with Habitat for Humanity, ABC Supply, Owens Corning and many customers to provide a new roof for Gloria's family. The contractor is using shingles donated from Owens Corning, Woodgate and several other customers who share the same compassion. Donations from positive surveys given on Google and Facebook pages were also received to aid in the free roof replacement. Aside from the roof, Kelly Roofing is working on funding a new bike for Gloria's son to use to get back and forth to work.

Every year, Kelly Roofing always welcomes partnerships from the local community, including satisfied customers through the Free Roof Project, Habitat for Humanity and other regional entities to provide free roof replacements to families in need. People wishing to help can also support this initiative by contacting Kelly Roofing.

This dedication to its community has not gone unnoticed by the industry. In 2019, Kelly Roofing was named RC’s Residential Roofing Contractor of the Year.