Our 6th Year in No Roof Left Behind
Posted on December 15, 2017 at 2:51 PM by Dawn Gee
This is the 6th year that Jeff is giving back to the community by participating in No Roof Left Behind. That’s one of a handful of causes that we support, along with the Ronald McDonald House. We spread the info about No Roof Left Behind on our website along with using word of mouth, Facebook, and other social media. In order to be eligible to win a new roof in this yearly event, the candidate has to be nominated by someone. That person will write a short bio along with a photo and send it to our email address. From there, we’ll post it on the website.
For every nomination that we receive, Jeff will take the entrants’ information and send it to local leaders in the community. These are people that Jeff chooses to be impartial decision makers, because we don’t want to be part of the choosing process directly. The community leaders will pick out four final nominees. At that point, we’ve obtained a little story about their situation, I personally went and took their pictures, and then I coached them by telling them what they can do to gain votes. Whether it’s through a church or other social circle, the nominee will be able to send a link that sends voters right to the No Roof Left Behind website.
Whoever has the most votes at the end of the judging period will win a free roof. Every family that I’ve come across was more than worthy, but there can only be one winner each year. Fortunately, they can sign up again next year if they didn’t win. This past event, the winner was a household with a family of seven people in Des Moines. Most of the kids had some challenging issue, like being in a wheelchair or dealing with autism. Jeff provides the labor and some of the materials, and a shingle company called GAF picks up the biggest portion of materials. We finished their roof at the end of September.
This is a great opportunity for us to give back to the community. I’ll post more about our yearly participation in No Roof Left Behind on social media.