Filer couple surprised with new roof

Published: Aug. 12, 2018 at 7:15 PM MDT
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A couple in Filer received a new roof for free, as part of a community outreach program.

"It's like Christmas or something,” said homeowner Sharon Myers.

Myers said her and her husband Howard were left speechless after finding out.

"A couple weeks ago when I had decided I needed a new roof, and so I gave them a call, and lo and behold, they had already, when they came to the door, they said it was for free, and I said ‘wow’! I was so surprised,” Myers continued, “I didn't know what to think. And then my husband came out and we told him, and it was like ‘oh my goodness.’”

It was all part of Rainguard Roofing's community outreach program called 1% Close to Home, where they give 1% of their gross sales back to the community.

Owner Shae Mayner explained how the Myers were selected.

"We put a call out through Facebook, asking people to let us know, or nominate somebody in the community that was in need, that had given a lot to their community. We had 9 or 10 people really support this family, say that they needed help,” Mayner stated, “And so we were able to through our 1% Close to Home program donate a roofing system back to them.”

Myers says her husband has cancer, and that the new roof was an answer to her prayers.

"I was needing to replace my roof, I had missing shingles, and I was worried about going another winter without having it done. It's just an answer to prayers. It's just wonderful,” Myers stated.

"The Magic Valley's been really great to us, and I'm just really grateful that we're so fortunate to be able to give back to the community,” Mayner said.