Christmas came early for these homeowners thanks to the generosity of roofing contractors around the country.
Roofing contractors never need an excuse to give to the communities they serve, but the holidays do bring about an extra sense of giving back. Perhaps it’s the holiday spirit, or that homeowners in desperate need of roofs will be safe and dry before winter strikes. Either way, RC is happy to highlight some of the recent efforts of kindhearted contractors.
East Coast Roofing Gives New Jersey Couple New Roof
The community of Tuckerton, N.J., rallied around giving back to a couple known for their willingness to help others through a new roof donation.
In this story from Press of Atlantic City, Nancy Bunn “Bunny” Allen-Clifton and Stephen Clifton were the recipients of a roof giveaway from East Coast Roofing, Siding & Windows in Mays Landing. This is the 14th year the company has held its giveaway. ABC Supply Co. Inc. donated the materials for the project.
The Cliftons were longtime owners of a local store that doubled as a clothing and book store, and they opened a cat rescue and shelter on site at great personal expense. Stephen Clifton previously worked as a roofer, and the couple was active in their local merchants’ association.
“I believe our purpose in life is giving back, make the place better than it was when we came,” Larry Stiteler, owner of East Coast Roofing, told Press of Atlantic City. “It makes sense to start with what we have, and what’s in our hand is roofing, so we give away a roof or two roofs each year to somebody who can’t afford it or is in need.”
Catalfano Brothers Donate Roof to Pennsylvania Veteran’s Widow
Catalfano Brothers in Oreland, Pa., teamed up with Vets for Vets volunteers on a chilly December day to provide a new roof to Margaret Pietzsch, whose late husband, Wayne Pietzsch, served in the Marine Corps.
“Thank god for all these people who came to take care of our family. It’s a blessing and a Christmas gift,” Pietzsch told the Buck County Courier Times.
The newspaper reports the roof had been leaking 10 years ago, but Pietzsch’s husband could patch it up as needed. Following his passing four years ago, his son continued to maintain it until the damage became too much to handle. The family reached out to Vets for Vets, which assists veterans with home repairs and renovations.
“My dad was a Marine and he was big in the American Legion. He would donate his time and donate his money. I figured it’s my turn to help out, and this is how I can do it,” Charlie Catalfano with Catalfano Brothers told the Buck County Courier Times.
Chicago-Area Army Veteran Given New Roof by Style Exteriors
Right on time for Christmas, Style Exteriors in Wauconda, Ill., provided a roof to Army veteran Edward Ollarvia to protect him from the Chicago winter.
A video from CBS-affiliated WBBM-TV features Patrick McGowan, vice president of Style Exteriors, on site during the reroofing. He explained how his company teamed up with Owens Corning and Purple Heart Homes to provide the roof through the Owens Corning Roof Deployment Project.
“With Chicagoland winter coming upon us, he’s very happy to get it in before all the snow starts to fall,” McGowan told WBBM-TV.
Through last year’s project, Owens Corning Roof Deployment Project installed 23 roofs for military families across 14 states.
City Roofing Helping Miami Residents with Raise the Roof
City Roofing, a Miami roofer, is helping homeowners with Raise the Roof, a charitable organization started in 2015 by the roofing company’s owners to provide families with roof replacements who can’t afford it.
An article from Miami’s Community News highlights Raise the Roof’s efforts to give back to the Miami-Dade community. The organization launched its 2022 nomination campaign to give away the seventh free roof to a family in need. Nominations are accepted until Dec. 31.“Anyone can fall on hard times. We stay in touch with past winners and what is most gratifying is how the Miami homeowners who are fortunate enough to have won the free roof are able to live their lives free of the anxiety and pressure caused by water destroying their homes. They seem happier and freer,” Candy Caboverde, co-founder of Raise the Roof, told Miami’s Community News.