Another year, another roof.
For the third year, Integrity Roofing owner Josh Bickle is planning to provide a roof, free of charge, to a deserving individual who cannot afford to have the work done.
The first recipient of Integrity’s “cover-up” was a Ranchero homeowner living solely on his old age pension.
Last year, a Salmon Arm man burdened with multiple disabilities who uses a wheelchair, was grateful and relieved.
“I felt I was going to have to sell my home, but I had no place else to go,” he said, noting his sole income was a $906 disability payment.
People who know of someone needing a new roof are encouraged to send nominations no later than Friday, April 4 by email to info@integrity roofing.ca, by fax at 250-833-1100 or by Canada Post to PO Box 10021, Salmon Arm, V1E 3B9.
No phone calls, please.
Nominated roofs, which cannot be too large, will be considered by the Bickles and physically assessed once the snow has gone.
Integrity aims to fix the worst roof for the most deserving person.
The job will include material, labour, removal of the old roof, clean-up and disposal.
Bickle expressed his philosophy behind the free-roof project two years ago. It remains the same.
“When people do something for you, you want to do something for them,” he says of his belief in the pay it forward philosophy. “If everybody could get on-board it would be really good for the community and we want to contribute to getting everyone on-board.”