TAMKO shingles cover what was gaping holes and the exposed roof deck of Phoenix, single mother Rachel’s home only a few weeks ago. Rachel was the beneficiary of a TAMKO roof and other home repairs during a Phoenix-area 3TV news feature called, “Arizona’s Family Surprise Squad”.
Rachel had just found out she was pregnant with her second child when her fiancé was killed by a drunk driver in 2015. Recent storms tore a hole in her roof and water started leaking into her home, causing further damage. She was nominated for the surprise squad by her mother.
The repairs to Rachel’s home were made possible through donations of product and labor from members of the Arizona Roofing Contractors Association’s Young Professionals group, including TAMKO Building Products Inc. who provided shingles for the roof.
“This story touched all our hearts,” says TAMKO President and CEO David Humphreys. “We’re so glad that we were able to play a part in helping ease the burden from this young mother’s shoulders. And we feel proud to be a part of a group like the Arizona Roofing Contractors Association that is always looking to make a difference in their communities.”
The ARCA Young Professionals group has been involved in several charitable projects in recent years, but its leadership knew there was something special about this situation as soon as they heard Rachel’s story.
Eric Perry, COO of Azul Roofing Solutions and member of the ARCA Young Professionals, states, “The response was overwhelming with people willing to step up and help. I couldn’t be happier with the way it came together. Any time we have the ability to use our skills in this trade to help someone, especially so deserving, like Rachel, it’s a no-brainer. Her response made it all the better too. It just made us want to do more and more for her.”