A small group of community concerned volunteers have re-roofed an elderly mans house at no cost to him, he had recently lost his wife to cancer. This elderly man had recently covered his roof with a blue tarp as a temporary measure, to help keep his roof from leaking into the interior of his home.
A husband and wife couple, seeing this tarp, and being inspired by God, have financed and arraigned this re-roofing project and perhaps are the motivation for the rest of the volunteers.
One near by neighbor noticed this re-roofing job and after finding out these people were volunteers decided to help the volunteers, by letting the community know about this amazing group of people as the job was progressing. Consequently the neighbor became the “Go For” for the volunteers and as a result below is a list of businesses who have contributed generously to the cause by donating food mostly and some services to help the volunteers. Dave Pennington and Patty, managers of Domino’s Pizza, Gene Williand manager of Big D’s grocery store in Florence, Florence Senior Center organization, 2 Sisters Restaurant, Gale Kostlny of the Rose Bud Café, and Ricol Park of Carl Jr’s of Florence. This about group of businesses are all located in Florence also a group of businesses from helped, Cañon City, Co. Scott manager of Pizza Hut, Ryan McCalister of Papa Murphy’s, Howard Disposal supplied a dumpster at a reduced price for the removal of the old roofing materials. An unusual aspect about this group of volunteers is that they are not affiliated with any charitable organization or any organized church group and they are not seeking community recognition therefore that is the reason that there are no names of the volunteer group being reviled in this publication.
Hopefully, this true story will help restore the belief that there are still people, in our culture, who care enough about the less fortunate fellow citizen in their respective communities, to physically and financially help those in need, without consideration of tax break or having a predetermined, specific agenda or an ulterior motive.
Thanks for taking the time to read this true story. Perhaps this will stimulate and motivate other good deeds to happen in our communities. Lord knows in these economic times, we need it. Hoping everyone had a “Merry Christmas” and a “Happy New Years”
“The Go For”