Hailstorms can cause plenty of damage and headaches, but one Nebraska roofing contractor transformed two major hailstorms into a way to give back.
The Star-Herald shares the story of Terry and Paula Schank, owners of Twin City Roofing & Sheet Metal in Scottsbluff, Neb., who decided to do more than just provide roofing services to help its community recover from two hailstorms that hit the area last summer. In October 2019, the Schanks pledged to donate $100 of each roofing job they completed to the United Way of Western Nebraska.
The Schank’s fourth donation, in the amount of $21,200, took place on Tuesday. The program, which will run through Oct. 1, 2020, has generated $47,400 in donations.
“With the added implications of the COVID-19 pandemic on families in our communities, these dollars will make an even bigger impact for so many local programs,” United Way Executive Director Steph Black told the Star-Herald. “These programs serve families in our community who struggle to meet basic needs.”
The donations will help United Way with programs that address food insecurity and homelessness in its communities.