Scorpo lost her husband, Francesco, to COVID-19 in April. He served as an officer for five years with the Paterson Police prior to passing on Easter Sunday, and left behind his wife and two small children. Scorpo is a nurse who often treats patients with COVID-19.
“We had been getting ready to replace the roof this summer, but then my husband died,” Scorpo told Tap into Montville.
GAF is piloting its Roofs for Heroes program in New Jersey, working with nonprofits like Habitat for Humanity to provide roofs to deserving frontline workers. Beginning in June 2020, people could nominate a frontline worker in Morris, Bergen or Passaic counties for the chance to receive a free roof repair, rehab or complete roof replacement. Scorpo’s father nominated her for the program.
Blue Nail Roofing performed the roofing work on Scorpo’s home within a day in mid-June. In a Facebook post, Blue Nail Roofing said it was glad to help out its community during the pandemic.
“Kristina’s story is inspiring and this was a small token of our gratitude to her and all of the essential workers,” the company stated.
In an interesting twist of fate, Tap into Montville reported that Blue Nail owner John Hogan’s wife was pregnant at the time of the install and recently had her baby under the care of Scorpo.
Scorpo expressed her gratitude for GAF, Habitat for Humanity and Blue Nail Roofing for helping her in a difficult time.
“The whole program could mean a lot for front line workers, especially someone deeply affected like me,” she said.