For years, some residents in Williston say they've noticed their neighbor's roof has seen better days. Members of the Williston Area Builders Association happen to live in the neighborhood, and are asking the public's help to finally fix the issues.
“We just felt it was a good fit for us to go after this project and try to help this neighbor," said Mark Schneider, WABA board member.
For three years, neighbors have noticed the deteriorating state of this roof. They got to know more about the elderly man who doesn't have the funds necessary to fix the roof himself, and the increasing problems the damage was causing.
"Part of the kitchen ceiling had fallen in, and there were a lot of water issues, and you could see by the back of the house it was all covered with trees that we had to remove and they were also in the way of the electrical lines and the gas meter. So, that was a safety issue and we said we needed to do something about this," Schneider added.
11 Bravo recently removed the trees and Windsong Custom Homes is donating all of the shingles. The roof will be fixed the weekend of September 13, and will hopefully be the first of many.
"It's a program that we've just created. If we have any funding left over from this program, it will go towards more projects in the future like this," said Jeremy Cox, WABA president.
They will be accepting applications in November for other volunteer opportunities in the area.
The "Giving Back" project still needs $1,000 of funding as well as food and water donations for volunteers. If you'd like to donate or help out, contact Lori Schneider at (701) 885-4466, or contact the Williston Area Builders Association at westernNDbuilders.org