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ST ROCH COMMUNITY CHURCH's Fundraiser:

Reroof Mr. Joe's Roof

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THE STORY:

For the past 2 years St. Roch Community Church (www.StRochCC.org) and St. Roch CDC (www.StRochCDC.org) have been working to repair Mr. Joe's Hurricane Katrina damaged house. Thousands of volunteer hours have gone into this project and hundreds have donated money for supplies. As we are nearing the end of the project we learned that some minor roof leaks are due to a major roof problem. Just after the storm Mr. Joe paid a roofer to reroof his house. However, not only did he not remove the bad roof, he improperly installed the new one. This means we need to tear it off and replace it.

The bad news is that the total cost is $12,000. The good news is that God provides. The solar panel company (PosiGen Green Grants, www.PosiGen.com) that recently installed panels on his roof has graciously offered to remove, store and replace the panels for free! This normally costs $2,500. Thank you very much PosiGen Green Grants! The biggest piece came in a phone call 6 weeks ago when Micah Repke of MR Roofing volunteered to provide his services for free. All that's left is to raise $5,000 for the needed materials.

Mr. Joe is a godly man whose tenacity was formed in overcoming many roadblocks throughout his life. His faith, perseverance and determination is exemplarily. He is on a fixed income and is disabled but once we are able to restore the other two units in his 3-plex (he lives in the downstairs unit), he will be able to benefit from the rents and better be able to provide for his basic needs. This roof is a major roadblock but Mr. Joe is confident that God will provide. I'm hopeful that you will be a part of answering that prayer.

In Faith,

Ben McLeish
Deacon, St. Roch Community Church
Executive Director, St. Roch CDC

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