May 25, 2016 8:13 AM
Anna Montgomery, a 79-year old woman who lives in Wylie, is on a small fixed income. When the recent grapefruit-sized hail hit her home (along with most homes throughout Wylie), she didn't know what to do. She doesn't have insurance, doesn't have any family nearby, and she couldn't afford to pay someone to tarp her roof (let alone replace it).
NTRCA past board president AJ Huckaby, co-owner of Springtree Roofing and Restoration, learned about Anna's situation and visited her home.
"When I arrived, the ceiling in her living room, dinning room, kitchen and bedroom were caving in due to the recent rains. She had massive holes in her roof from the hail storm. Because she didn't have the money, the roof was never tarped after the hail storm, allowing the water to come in. We immediately tarped the roof and removed the wet insulation and drywall. Then we found out that she did not have insurance and is on a small fixed income. Unfortunately, she does not have family or friends to help out. We sat down and explored other ways for her to gain the funds needed to put her home back together, with no luck. My heart sunk for this lady, and I felt that there was no way I could walk away from that situation knowing this lady had no way of putting her home back together. After discussing with my business partner, we simply decided to help her out."
Thanks to Springtree Roofing & Restoration and NTRCA members, Anna is getting a new roof! During a recent NTRCA fishing tournament, NTRCA members pitched in to donate $4,500 in total to purchase the materials needed and fellow NTRCA member SupermanRoofing donated another $500.
We are so proud of our members and the good work they do in our community! Way to go AJ/Springtree and other generous members of the NTRCA!