JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Reliant Roofing, Solar, & Hurricane Shutters (Reliant) announced its Fourth Annual Every Shingle Heart Initiative. The program was created in 2017 as a way for the Jacksonville-based company to give back to the community by providing people in need with new roofs.

Reliant, a family-owned company that opened in 2015, is partnering with GAF to give away a free roof to one healthcare worker or first responder in Northeast Florida.

“As a local company, we knew it was our duty to step up and give back to our community during these difficult times,” said Cameron Shouppe, president and co-owner of Reliant. “Healthcare workers and first responders have been making the ultimate sacrifice over these last several months during the COVID-19 pandemic and we want to return the favor to someone in these fields.”

Nominations can be made at Reliant's website. Anyone can participate by nominating any health care worker or first responder in need of a new roof such as a family member, friend, or neighbor. The roof will include all labor and materials.

“This roof will have the best materials on the market today,” Shouppe said. “These doctors, nurses, respiratory therapists, EMTs, and everyone involved in the medical and first responder sectors are putting their lives on the line every day. They deserve the very best roofing system we can provide.”

Reliant is hoping their choice to get involved in initiatives to help the local community will motivate others to do the same.

“It’s clear to all of us that many businesses are struggling and facing hard times due to the coronavirus pandemic. Therefore, we hope that those who are able to give back to others will be encouraged to find ways to help. Now more than ever, it’s extremely important that we rally together as a city and support each other,” said Sean Shapiro, CEO of Reliant.

The company began taking nominations on June 15 and will be accepting them until July 31. The recipient chosen will be announced on August 15.