2018 C4O WINNERS
POPLAR BLUFF, MO
Tiffany is single mother and a disabled Air Force vet. She works full time, but barely earns enough to cover bills and living expensive . She struggles to keep her home maintained properly. She has been advised she needs a new roof, but would not be able to afford it.
This is a small church without many resources. They are very active in the community and work hard to serve the Lord and help our neighbors. The roof on the parsonage is old, deteriorating and is in dire need of replacement. This would help the church family, the Pikeside community, and the Lord.
Hendretta is an 84 year old women who lives by herself. Her husband, a veteran, who helped her with the home maintenance, passed away 8 years ago. She has tried very hard to get insurance for her home for quite sometime but she can not afford insurance. Hendretta stresses out anytime a storm comes by because her roof leaks badly.
Amanda bought her home at the end of December 2015 with all of the inspections passed etc. About a year ago her fiance noticed the fascia board was rotting on the back and part of the roof for soft. They hired a guy to do the work on the back and when he got started he said it was going to cost more money. They had already paid half down and they couldn’t afford the rest, so they asked for a refund minusthe work that he did. The roofer refused and Amanda ended up taking him to court and Amanda won but he still has not paid. The roof just keeps getting worse and they cannot afford to pay for a new one. Amanda has worked hard all her life and would give the shirt off her back to anyone. She often places others before herself. Her fiance is a former Marine and is in the National Guard currently they’re trying to get their credit built up to be able to even get a loan to do the roof but in the meantime the roof keeps getting worse.
KANSAS CITY, MO
Chuck is a retired KCMO Fire Captain and is regarded as a hero by his son. He is active with Local 42. When he retired he recognized that the widows and widowers of the KCFD retirees were having problems and questions regarding their benefits. Charles helped to organize meetings and get togethers to help solve their problems. He sends out notifications via his phone tree to the retirees. He helps organize and plans picnics, Christmas luncheons, and helps when people need assistance with funeral arrangements. Charles devotes 99.9% of his life to the fire department. His love is the KCFD. He also, volunteers for The Ronald McDonald House in Kansas City, MO.
Charles T. would be a deserving candidate for the Covers for Others giveaway. He has a nice home in Grandview but the roof was horribly damaged over the years by harsh storms. There are several makeshift tarps on the backside of his homes’ roof, places where hail and wind have torn and damaged it. The tarps have been there for a long time trying but unsuccessfully keeping out the pouring water. Charles would fix the roof himself but his health condition would not allow it and he simply can’t afford it on his disability income. Charles, has given back to the community in the form of helping the Grandview High School build theatre props and sets, instructing young thespians (actors) in the correct way to design, assemble, and disassemble a set in a timely fashion, while his daughter went to school there. Charles is 100% disabled from multiple heart attacks, heart stents, kidney surgeries and hernias. He helped as much as he could until his health wouldn’t allow it anymore. With not only helping students he also helped raise not only his own daughters but also un-biological children, grand children, and and his daughters friends that came to live in his home. Charles gives his love, time and and as much money as he can to his family, community, and friends. He is truly a man of good character and is sincerely in need of help with a new roof. He would help anyone he could and is now the one in need of help.
Terry is a single mother raising a teenage son on a fixed income. Before her son Tameron was born Terry dreamed of providing a permanent home for him. She did not want him to grow up moving from place to place every year. She wanted him to have his own room, a decent neighborhood, and stability. It was a dream come true when she was finally able to purchase her own home. Terry & Tameron quickly became a central part of their neighborhood. During summer and after school hours there is a constant stream of neighborhood children, Terry is often refereed to as mom by the children. It is a home filled with love, kindness, and acceptance. As the years have passed it has also become a home damaged from several leaks in the roof, leaving brown spots like scars, on the ceilings in the living room, bedrooms and bathroom. Living on a fixed income due to an on the job injury, Terry has been unable to afford to repair the roof. The roof is now beyond repair and must be replaced. Terry is the kind of person who would give up her last dollar to another person in need, whether she knew them or not. She takes care of others even if it means she will go without.
Beatrice lost her husband 4 years ago. Shortly after, both her flat roofs, one over the carport and the other over the porch gave out. They were covered with that inexpensive and inadequate roofing material . She made a claim and was given a portion of the funds, which she used to get the carport roof done. She was still owed $2,200 from the claim that would come after the porch roof was completed. That’s when she started having medical trouble. Then the medicine she was on gave her a heart attack. Fast-forward to a few months ago when she was finally able to get going again- she got a quote on the porch roof for $1,640, but the insurance company told her Colorado law forbid them from extending her claim. By now the decking is rotting from the leaks and she has no way to pay for this while living on social security for one.