Your 2019 Winners!
FIRST THINGS FIRST, INC.
Arkansas City, Kansas
First Things First, Inc. owns and maintains a house where 12-step recovery fellowships can meet on a regular basis. Our mission is to provide a safe environment for men, women and children to recover from the diseases of addiction. We have maintained this property for 22 years, having a positive impact on the lives of our community and the surrounding areas. Through 12-step recovery our organization contributes to the lives of individuals and families by improving the quality of life and saving the lives of 100’s if not 1000’s of people.
Five years ago we began having leaks in our roof. It has now progressed to the point of water pouring in the west front window and a deep sagging area that is unstable. As a not-for-profit organization we have only been able to raise a small portion of the money needed to fix our roof. Assistance from Covers 4 Others would help us to continue serving the recovery population for many years to come.
HALLTOWN MEMORIAL CHAPEL
Halltown, West Virginia
The Halltown chapel is a treasure of Jefferson County. It is in critical need of a new roof. The Chapel Association does not have the resources required. It really needs community help in order to preserve this landmark.
JOE & HEATHER G.
Jefferson City, Missouri
Joe and Heather are the sweetest couple you will ever meet. They met way back in second grade and were married on Valentine's Day 2015! Joe is a special education teacher and Heather is a gym teacher helping to educate our communities children and are always ready to lend a helping hand to those in need. They worked so hard to save up enough money to purchase their first home. They were hit with some major foundation repairs to the home having to take out a major loan for this repair and most recently discovered some major roof damage that insurance will not cover. They added a little girl to their family in 2016 and Baby #2 arrived in early July. This hardworking young family could certainly use the blessing of a new roof through this program. It would be so nice to see this young couple who give so much to others receive this wonderful gift.
Linda is in need of a new roof and does not have the means to replace her roof. My father-in-law passed away a few years ago and she's been on her own since, to learn the finances and take care of the household things she didn't take care of before. The roof leaks and we've done what we can to make repairs; it is time to just replace the whole thing. My mother in law will turn 70 next year and although she isn't in great health, she still volunteers to teach knitting classes at the local library and attends weekly Bible study.
MARIA & LOUIS C.
Raleigh, North Carolina
Maria and her family have their share of life struggles. Their home was hit by two hail storms on May 13 and again on May 31 of 2019. Today their roof is damaged and they do not have the funds to meet their insurance deductible and they're unable to take a loan due to financial difficulties. The family spends a great amount of energy, time and money to care for their family, but the lack of money does not prevent this family from helping others. Maria has started a Facebook group to bring people together in service. She serves weekly the Raleigh Women's Shelter. She fiercely advocates for battered women and children. She has created a group that makes plarn (blankets made of plastic grocery bags) and crochets for the homeless. She also helps out at a free community dance class for women and keeps many of us motivated to work out, make new friends, and reach out to other cultures. She helps create love within the community amongst women that would not normally cross paths and helps women see their true worth. She always blesses others and never complains of her own trials. She is an angel.
We have discovered after the hail storm that his insurance does not have replacement cost value and a very high deductible. He is very upset about this. This is a burden on him as he was recently diagnosed with brain cancer and has just completed radiation treatment. After all the years he cared for my sister during her illness I would really appreciate him being accepted and being blessed with this.
SALLY & GARY A.
Kansas City, Missouri
Sally and Gary are in dire need of a roof. Gary has had some strokes and other health conditions that restrict a lot. They currently have 2 leaks in the home - 1 in the bathroom and 1 in the living room that drips near the T.V. Both are good members of their community and Sally works with kids at Calvary Lutheran Church full time. When she isn't doing that, she devotes her time to Gary and her niece and nephew (both under 10 years); they are staying with her a lot. I'm hoping we can help them stay dry with a new roof!
Stephanie is an amazing person and mother. She will do anything for anyone or any animal. She always puts herself last just to make sure her kids, animals and anyone else in need is taken care of. ! As life goes, there is never enough time or money to fix things when you are busy taking care of other people. She deserves this more than anyone else I know. Her two children also deserve this! She is a hard working mother and this would help her so much to make sure her kids and animals are safe during the cold and rainy months.
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