Construction staff from Roemer’s Remodeling & Restoration surrounded the Kenton Street residence of Felicia Bland on Friday.
They carried ladders and supplies to repair the roof, the soffit and ceilings in an effort to stem water injury carried out to the house through the years. They have been additionally doing drywall and portray.
It was a gesture that wasn’t misplaced on Bland or different members of her family who reside within the house – brother William, sister Deborah Anthony and daughter Kerprecia. They have been chosen to obtain a free residence makeover by Roemer’s Remodeling & Restoration. The undertaking is estimated to value greater than $5,000 and the company is donating all supplies and labor.
“We just wanted to give back to the community,” Dustin Roemer stated. “We’ve been so blessed in our business.”
His brother, Kyle Roemer, agreed.
“We just wanted to help someone who needed it,” he stated. “It’s obvious it needed work.”
The enterprise house owners took to Facebook to seek out simply the suitable family, Dustin Roemer stated. People despatched their requests by way of personal messenger.
“Social media is the quickest way to reach people,” he stated.
The contest acquired almost 100 submissions, a few of whom weren’t needy however merely needed a rework. That wasn’t what the competition was all about, Kyle Roemer stated.
“One thing we did on Thanksgiving day, we knew we would choose the family. Everybody had marked down (Bland’s) story,” he stated. “She’s given back to her family. She deserves this. Her story stuck out to us.”
Bland’s story begins together with her mother, Ina Bland, who died greater than a yr in the past. Ina Bland typically labored two or three jobs to maintain the family. Her husband, Homer, was a disabled veteran. Having a house she was pleased with and will depart to her youngsters was essential to her.
“It’s something we’ve wanted to do before her death, but even though she’s gone I know she’s looking down and saying, ‘That’s what my house is supposed to look like,’ ” Felicia Bland stated. “I’ve lived in the home for 44 years. She has raised children and grandchildren here.”
Times have been typically exhausting for the family, however they persevered, she stated.
“We’ve never had anything cut off,” she stated. “We’ve never had anything taken away.”
Felicia Bland is grateful the Roemers helped them.
“We want something nice, something we can be proud of,” she stated.
“(Ina Bland) wanted a place we could be proud of and that we could call home,” she stated. “Since she wasn’t able to see it and know what’s going on, we know she sees it in Heaven.”
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