Salvation Army receives big donation — a new roofPublished 10:35am Friday, June 6, 2014
The Salvation Army in Austin is usually responsible for distributing donations, but Salvation Army volunteers recently got a pleasant surprise from a local company.
Allweather Roof is donating its time and materials to replace two sections of the Salvation Army’s roof this summer.
“It was a really, really awesome suggestion that they came up with,” said Lt. David Amick of the Salvation Army.
According to Amick, Salvation Army officials were concerned about the roof over the past three years and were already trying to figure out the best, cost-effective way to fix it.
“We just went through a rough winter not too long ago,” Amick said. “We got quite a few tiles, especially in our office area, that had water damage. Some just aren’t there at all because they had so much damage.”
The Salvation Army Board of Directors had talked about what to do for some time, but a board member came forward with a suggestion from Allweather Roof — have them donate labor and materials to get the roof replaced.
The Salvation Army will still have to pay a few thousand dollars to get the roof replaced, but Amick said the donation is far better than spending $20,000 or more to get the roof repaired.
“Beyond the huge savings, it gives us peace of mind knowing that sections of our roof aren’t going to fall in on us if there’s a drastic rain season this year,” Amick said. “It’s a great thing that they’re doing for the community.”