Roofing and construction are notorious for scammers, shoddy workmanship, bad communication, and other issues that can leave a homeowner praying for relief. While roofing does have its share of scammers, there are also many roofing outfits that do great work for their customers and even charitable work for their community – as one veteran in Rhode Island discovered.
Mirquy Jiminez served in the US Army from 2007 to 2011 and during her time became a specialist in supporting and maintaining communication systems including satellites and phone systems. Jiminez was deployed to both active combat zones including Iraq and to different parts of the country where her expertise helped keep communication open during crises.
After she left the military Jiminez moved to Rhode Island from the greater Boston area and purchased a home. That’s when the troubles began. Jiminez was swamped with several issues and was looking at large repair bills for everything from the plumbing to the roof in her new home. It was too much for her bottom line.
Jiminez has been putting the new roof off for two years and was worried that a sudden leak could quickly spiral out Manufacturer Owens Corning donated roofing materials control. “I don’t know if I could have made it another winter without my roof getting done,” she said.
Luckily, the West Warwick community has stepped up to thank her for her service by sending in troops of roofing materials and volunteer workers to secure a new roof on the home. “I’m actually speechless,” she said. “I’m not an animated person, but I’m definitely excited that this is getting done,” especially ahead of the winter months.
Several local and national organizations pitched in to help give Jiminez the new roof. Help in the form of construction and manpower was contributed by the Rhode Island Home Improvement and the local chapter of Habitat for Humanity. Roofing materials were donated by manufacturer Owens Corning.
Jiminez says he will try to take the charity and outpouring of support and pay it forward to other military veterans.
The construction and roofing industries are known for their bad players but there’s more than good than bad. Companies like Owens Corning and local roofers will continue to help their community and will reward great people like Jiminez. If you know someone in need of help look for local roofing companies and programs around your area.