DAVISON — In an effort to give back to the community, C&L Ward will once again host a roof giveaway program called Shingles for Shelter, in which they will gift an installed asphalt roof to a homeowner who has fallen on hard times and cannot afford to replace a failing roof.
ABC Supply Co. Inc. has partnered with them and will donate all of the shingles for the project.
And, along with their roof giveaway, C&L will also team up with the Flint Firebirds for the fifth annual Stuff the Truck event, filling an entire box truck with non-perishable food items, personal hygiene items, towels, coats, hats, blankets, and more.
The application period for Shingles for Shelter runs through Nov. 14. Entrants are asked to submit an online nomination form which includes a written statement on why the homeowner should be awarded the roof and a photo or video of the current roof on the home.
The winner will be selected on current roof condition, circumstance, merit of the nomination and presentation quality. Nominees must be 21 years of age, the homeowner and a resident in the C&L Ward service area. Judging will take place immediately after the contest from all of the entries and the winner will be announced on Nov. 19 so that the roof can be installed (weather permitting) by Christmas.
“We, at C&L Ward, are thrilled to be paying it forward within our community for the fifth year in a row with our Shingles for Shelter program. This is one of our favorite annual happenings and we all feel very fortunate to be in a position to help out a family in need, especially with the beginning of winter and holiday season. It is important to all of us here that we be able to provide for our loved ones and enjoy togetherness during the holidays, we only wish we could provide that opportunity for more families,” said Patrick Ward, President of C&L Ward. He continues, “We also want to thank ABC Supply Co., Inc. for partnering with us on this program once again. Their support is greatly appreciated.”
Shingles for Shelter is only one community goodwill program that C&L Ward has created. They also hold their annual “Stuff the Truck” event, which will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 21.
The contents of the drive will be donated to support Catholic Charities’ North End Soup Kitchen and the Center for Hope Community Closet. Each person that makes a donation will receive a complimentary sponsored ticket for that night’s 7 p.m. game ($16 value) to watch the Firebirds duke it out against the Kitchener Rangers. Donations prior to the game will be accepted at the Official Flint Firebirds Merchandise Store, The Bird’s Nest, inside the Dort Federal Credit Union Event Center and at C&L Ward, located at 9284 Lapeer Road in Davison. Donations will also be accepted before the game, between 4-7 p.m., at the entrance to the Dort Federal Credit Union Event Center.
“There are so many individuals and families in our community who are struggling to get by, especially around the holidays,” said Vicky Schultz, President and CEO of Catholic Charities. “We are grateful to C&L Ward and the Flint Firebirds for joining us to help those in need, and for their ongoing commitment to giving back in our community.” — G.G.