TAMKO Gives Hardworking Single Mother a New Roof

This #GivingTuesday, TAMKO Building Products, Mayberry Construction and dozens of individuals all played a part in easing the burdens of a hardworking single mother by providing the materials and labor to install a new roof.

The roof was in need of repairs and the estimated cost to replace the shingles was $15,000. The homeowner was looking for a second job to pay for the repair costs when a community effort to replace her roof took off.

“No one person could do it all, but we all did what we could, and together it made a world of difference to her,” says Jeff Koch, a member of Christ’s Community Methodist Church where the Joplin mother attends, and the person who started the effort to get her a new roof.

TAMKO, headquartered in Joplin for nearly 75 years, donated the roofing for the project, and Mayberry Construction, a local builder, donated the installation. Dozens of community and church members donated toward the rest of the project costs and the roof was completed just in time for the homeowner to celebrate Thanksgiving with her children in their newly-repaired home.

“We’ve been in Joplin for nearly 75 years; the people here are our neighbors, co-workers and friends,” says David Humphreys, TAMKO president and CEO. “When we see a need in our community, we love to help out where we can.”

Jake Mayberry of Mayberry Construction agreed, saying there’s something special about getting to meet a need in your own community, “This is our community, and we feel, both as individuals and as a business, that it is important to help each other out.”

The need was brought to Mayberry and TAMKO’s attention through a local nonprofit organization that described the recipient as a “Single mom trying her best to be a provider. She is the kind of person that we love to take care of. She is not a person that expects to get something for nothing.”

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