It was a heartbreaking email to receive – a local cancer patient sent a note during this week’s downpour saying she woke up to a leak in her roof.
“Given the very negative news this year when I was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer, it has been difficult to stay positive and come up with the strength to fight,” said Sylvia, a Lacey resident coping with cancer while raising a teenager at home and caring for her mother. “When I woke up this morning and found a puddle of water inside my house and realized that my roof was leaking, I honestly felt depressed and like giving up.”
Trever Jacob, co-owner of JT Painting, responded quickly to a text message, asking if he could help The Mayday Foundation find a contractor to repair the roof. Trever, a dedicated Mayday supporter, recruited Slane Slater of A-1 Roofing to help with the project. Sylvia’s email came in on Friday, the leaking section of the roof was covered later that same day and repaired on Saturday. In less than 48 hours, the roof was back to keeping the family dry and the pressing issue was resolved. It was an amazingly quick turnaround, especially during the hectic holiday season.
“Things have been hard enough in recent months. Your generosity and kindness has given me renewed faith and strength. People like you remind me that there is so much worth fighting for. Above all, I just want to let you know that your generosity is immensely appreciated and that it has made a tremendous difference, which I will remember forever,” said Sylvia in appreciation for the help from A-1 Roofing and JT Painting.
In a small town, a non-profit organization can connect with locally owned businesses to provide care and services to people in need. It’s with special gratitude that A-1 Roofing and JT Painting promptly rescued this family from the despair of a leaking roof at a time when financial resources are especially tight. Trever and Shane’s quick response meant less damage to the home and less emotional despair for Sylvia and her family. Thank you!