Needs a Roof
Organized by: Sarah Prado
High, my name is Sarah. I am a single mom with a 4 year old named Tinsley. We live in a house that I bought 3 years ago. Prior to the closing we had a Home Inspection. We were told that the house had a clean bill of health. Without knowing any better the inspector said the roof was new. As it turns out the Roof is new in shingles only. Who ever put the roof down did not remove the old roof but over laid it with new shingles. This has proven to be insufficient. The roof leaks and we have leaks in our living room, bath room and in a bed room closet. The ceiling sheet rock in these places is very wet and has started molding up. My father put a large tarp over the roof and secured it with cinder blocks. I thought I could get by with that as a temporary fix for awhile. I work full time and my daughter attends a private pre school. My income just covers my expenses, Mortgage, Home insurance, Auto loan & insurance, utilities and then of course the essentials, Food and Gas. Leaving me to live pay check to pay check. With all of the rain in the past and discovering the leaks I placed a claim to my insurance company which was denied because the adjuster said the existing roof was not put on properly. I don't have the funds to replace the roof and with the continued rains and most recently this major storm that just came through it has gotten worse. I have talked with a couple of different roofing companies for repair cost and was told by them all the same figures. $9500 to $11000. So I am reaching out praying that there are resources available by asking for assistance with raising the necessary funds to make Tinsley's and my home a safe secure environment. With that I want to thank all of you for your kindness and consideration in advance. May God Bless each and every one for your participation.