A Roof for Sonia's house

Dear Friends,

Frank and I are setting up this "Go Fund Me" crowd funding to help a friend in need.   

Sonia is one of the significant Certified Nurse Assistants for my Mom who lives in the Alzheimer's Care Wing of Pine Haven Nursing Home. Sonia is a dear,  precious  woman, full of love, generosity and kindness.  My Mom is lucky to have her care. She is a widow, a hard worker, always reliable and still struggling to make ends meet. 

Some months ago Sonia mentioned her roof is leaking.  Over time we realized she felt hopeless and helpless over this serious situation. It had been leaking for a full year and she has not found a solution. 

Finally two weeks ago Frank and I went to have a look at her house and the problem. The small house in Hudson NY is well taken care of, the lawn mowed, the flower gardens groomed and blooming. Other than the roof, the house is in good condition.

A friend in our community is a roofer. He looked at the damage and assessed what was needed for a solution.  He has generously offered to make an estimate for materials and to guide the work of replacing the roof with the donation of his time and work.  Wow!  We went to this place in our imagination where, with some crowd funding we could purchase the $6000 of materials for shingles, sheathing and the dumpster for the waste from the old roof and repair for the damage in the interior that the leaking roof has caused. Then, in late August to early September, we could gather some friends with muscle and over the period of three or four days have a work party that could get the job done. 

When we described this process to Sonia her mood lightened, giving her hope that a solution is at hand and that she is no longer alone with this problem. 

What do you think?  Will you join us in this vision of helping Sonia?
Any donation size is most appreciated, in money or muscle.

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Christiana Wall
Ghent, NY

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