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New Year, New Roof Giveaway

Southeastern Massachusetts, Cape Cod, and Rhode Island

Help us Give a Deserving Homeowner a FREE GAF Roofing System!

Perhaps it’s a single parent who works hard to support their family. Maybe it’s a friend overwhelmed with medical expenses or a neighbor who has fallen on hard times. Care Free Homes is giving one deserving homeowner a GAF Timberline HD Roofing System.

We’re excited about our 5th annual roof giveaway and need your help to make it a success. Here’s how it works:

  1. Members of the community nominate a homeowner in the New Year, New Roof service area. They share the nominee’s personal story, challenges, and why they deserve to win a free roof.
  2. Care Free Homes reviews nominations and selects the finalists.
  3. The community votes online to choose the winner!

This giveaway is made possible thanks to a partnership between Care Free Homes, Inc. and GAF Roofing. We are also thankful for our community partners, United Way of Greater New Bedford and Black Tie Cookies.

  • New Year, New Roof nomination period is January 1 – 7, 2020
  • Finalists are announced January 9, 2020
  • Online voting takes place January 10 – 15, 2020
  • Winner announced with surprise reveal January 17, 2020

For more information about other giveaways or promotions, please visit our Community Programs page. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for our latest updates!

Questions or media inquiries may be directed to Care Free Homes Marketing Coordinator, Stephanie Pickup, by calling (508) 997-1111 Ext.105.

Congratulations to the Manning Family!

Watch the surprise reveal and highlights from the sweetest campaign ever launched by a finalist.

Meet Our 2020 New Year, New Roof Finalists!

New Year, New Roof Giveaway Falmouth MA

Nominee: Robin & Jim Manning, Falmouth, MA
Nominated By: Lilly Wolf

Robin & Jim’s Story: My parents, Robin and Jim Manning came to Falmouth over 30 years ago when my dad got a job in Woods Hole working as an oceanographer for NOAA. Over the years they had three kids, myself, and my sister and brother. My mom worked at the Food Buoy in Woods Hole for several years and volunteered at Falmouth Schools doing Arts Alive and computer and science programs when we were young. She was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis when I was about 12 and since then her health has been progressively deteriorating and she is now confined to a wheelchair, paralyzed almost everywhere from the neck down except for limited mobility in one of her arms. For a while she was continuing her passion for painting despite the fact that she could barely hold the paint brush. A few years ago she had an art show at the Maser Gallery in Falmouth to support Falmouth Community Television. Both of my parents were on the Commission for Disabilities in Falmouth for 12 years, advocating for others with similar challenges. Understandably, my mom needs a lot of care and my dad has been amazing doing it all while also still working full time. He has needed to pay for her care during those work hours and it adds up very quickly. They started to board students at their house around 2007 now that my siblings and I have all moved out. Mostly Chinese exchange students, some who have worked with my dad specifically, have helped to supplement what it takes to pay for mom’s daily care, which my siblings and I all help with, but it is still hard to get by. Their house is old and in serious need of a new roof, which would help them immensely. Thank you for listening!

New Year, New Roof Giveaway Rehoboth, MA

Nominee: Raymond Gousie, Rehoboth, MA
Nominated By: Thomas Ranley

Raymond’s Story: Raymond Gousie is a second cousin of mine and is a special person in my life. Ray is a single, elderly male who lives alone in the house he grew up in. Ray was a well respected teacher in the Attleboro school system for somewhere around forty years before retiring. When I was younger, I was from a broken home and lived with my mother and sister in my grandparent’s home near Ray. Ray became more of a father to me and my sister and was the biggest single influence in my life when I needed it most. I was a mixed up little kid with anger and behavioral problems. When I was young, Ray was influential in getting me into the outdoors and took me hiking in the mountains of New Hampshire, he bought me skis and took me skiing as my mother could not afford it. Ray even took me fishing, knowing I loved it, even though he did not. Ray has spent his life taking care of other people but was forced to get a job after a cancer diagnosis. He worked at a retail store just to pay for his medication. Ray did that until further health problems prohibited him from being able to work. He had to undergo IV antibiotics on a couple occasions, each time he had to self administer for hours each day. Even though he’s not in the best of health he still takes care of others, including his elderly cousins. Ray’s selfless impact and influence kept me from going the wrong way in life and I became a police officer with a loving family of my own.

 

New Year, New Roof Giveaway New Bedford, MA

Nominee: Tiffany Lewis, New Bedford, MA
Nominated By: Samantha L.

Tiffany’s Story: I’d like to nominate my friend Tiffany Lewis. Her story began as a single mother of a 21 year old son, Kyien. Back in 2010 Tiffany had a good friend who suffered many losses trying to get pregnant. Tiffany selflessly offered to be a surrogate mom for that friend, free of charge. Then in 2013 Tiffany began fostering her cousin’s then 18 month old daughter, Ava. In 2014 she was also asked to foster a 3 month old baby boy, Joshua, who was born addicted to drugs. Joshua has endured over a dozen surgeries and multiple lengthily hospital stays. He is now 5 years old and still requires a gi tube to get him nutrients as he has a very hard time swallowing food. His doctor recently recommended Joshua stay in a hospital in Pennsylvania for 4-6 weeks for his feeding issues. In 2014 dcf again called Tiffany and asked her to foster one of Joshua’s siblings, Jayleana, who was also born addicted to drugs. Without hesitation she said yes. All three of these children are going to require to special medical care for the rest of their lives. In January 2016 Tiffany officially adopted Ava and then adopted Joshua and Jayleana in December 2018. In 2019, with all of the hurdles of having 3 young children who all have major medical issues, Tiffany bought a home. Unfortunately, the roof is in pretty rough shape. She works 40-50 hours per week, takes the kids to their specialists and cooks dinner every night. So I write to you in hopes you can see what I see as a beautiful person with a beautiful heart. I can’t think of anyone in this world more deserving. Can Tiffany get the blessing of a new roof since she has been a blessing in so many other people’s lives? I am honored to call her my friend.

New Year, New Roof Giveaway New Bedford, MA

Nominee: Janice Lynch, New Bedford, MA
Nominated By: Kate Dansereau

Janice’s Story: Janice has been a pillar of our community ever since she moved to New Bedford over 40 years ago. Janice relocated to New Bedford from New York after serving in the Navy for 3 years during the Vietnam War, where she met and fell in love with her husband. She started with volunteer committees through her church and children’s school, St. Mary’s. As her daughters got older her focus turned to Girl Scouts. She was a Brownie, Junior and Cadette/Senior troop leader for over 20 years. Her daughter was diagnosed with Autism, so she helped to start a Special Needs Girl Scout troop and has coached Special Olympics sports teams including Roller Skating, Soccer, Softball, Bowling and Bocce. While she has retired from being a head coach after over 30 years of volunteering,she continues to assist with paperwork and practices for the bowling team. She worked in the Human Services field at People, Inc for over 25 years until she was forced to retire due to a very serious infection in her hip replacement joint. At this time, Janice has no left hip joint as it had to be completely removed 7 years ago. She can no longer work or drive. She lives in the house where she and her late husband raised 4 daughters. Her Autistic adult daughter still lives with and is supported by her. Janice still manages to volunteer for Special Olympics, the St. Lawrence Church food pantry, Community Autism Resources and sing in the choir at St. Julie’s church. Most people would have lost hope and fallen into despair when losing mobility and independence, but Janice continues to shine and give back to her community in any way she can. She has needed a new roof on her home for many years but it is simply not within her fixed budget. Please consider Janice for this giveaway. 

New Year, New Roof Giveaway New Bedford, MA

Nominee: Terri & Kevin Hendricks, New Bedford, MA
Nominated By: Lisa Baier

Terri & Kevin’s Story: Terri is my best friend since middle school. Terri’s husband Kevin is an Army Veteran who served almost 30 years in the United States Army. He served in Vietnam, Grenada, Panama, Bosnia, and Germany in support of Operation Desert Storm. Unfortunately, Kevin is battling cancer. They have three children. Two teenage daughters who live at home and a son who is 28 who is in the Air Force. Due to Kevin’ s illness he has let things go on their house. The roof is as old as the house and has two layers. One of the layers has blown off and leaks into one of the girl’s rooms. Terri is trying her best to take care of everyone. If anyone deserves to have a new roof its this military family. They would never ask for help on their own that is why I am doing this for them. Kevin’s cancer is terminal. It would be nice to have this done so he would know his family would have one less thing to worry about.

The Manning's Message Board

“I have had the pleasure of getting to know the Manning family and the one thing that stood out the most about them is their unconditional love. The love they have for one another, the love they have for their neighbors and the love they have for their community.” – Kim Day

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“Good luck Mannings! You are so full love and deserving of a new roof!” – Shelby Harrison

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“They are a loving, giving couple.” – Ann Cadieux

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“I love the Mannings and can’t think of a more deserving family!” – Shauna Menard

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“Jim has been there for my beautiful cousin for years. they are most deserving!!” – Susan Serra

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“Sending winning thoughts your way! Take care.” – Amy Ferreira

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“Love you aunt robin and uncle Jim!” – Sofia Cilfone

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“A new roof for a home that is always bursting with love and positivity!” – Sarah Caruthers

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“Go Zsaji and GRAMPY!” – Grace Vose

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“Here’s wishing you a happy, healthy and lottery-winning new year!” – Brenda Callinan

Ray's Message Board

“Ray is a sweet man with a huge heart! Please help him out.God bless.” – Lisa Gousie

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“Good luck Ray! You deserve it!” – Tammy Syrett

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“Thanks for being a blessing to your family!” – Christine Shotwell

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“This would be such a great thing for a great mentor.” – Jack Hoskins, Jr.

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“Good luck Ray! You deserve this for always being there for everyone!” – Mark Gousie

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“Love you Ray ! Thank you for the influence you made on my life!” – Tammy Cunha

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“Good luck Ray you do so much for everyone, it’s your turn and you are so deserving!” – Elizabeth Floen

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“Love u Uncle Ray!” – Courtney Johnson

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“Good luck, Ray. You deserve it you are one of the best.” – Octavio Cunha

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“Love you Uncle Ray! Hope you win!” – Rachelle Correia

Tiffany's Message Board

“Thank you for your unconditional love you show for your children you took into your home. You deserve all this and then some” – Melissa Santos

Tiffany's Message Board

“For all you have done for so many people and as hard as you work to provide for your family. You deserve this and so much more.” – Felicity Forsythe

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“She is a great person and even better mother.” – Kyle Costa

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“Tiffany is an amazing woman. She has given these kids a chance in the world that they may not have had without her.” – Melissa Wotton

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“Good luck Tiffany…for all you’ve done and all you do daily for the kids…you deserve to win.” – Andrea Couto

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” Such an amazing women well deserving.” – Lamont Todman

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“God bless u for all u do good luck.” – Donna Boynes

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“I hope she wins her and her children they deserve it very hard working great mom good luck!!” – Amanda

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“Thank you for what did for these children. You have a huge heart and deserve the best.” – Valerie Murphy

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“Keep on doing good things.” – Marilda Hollister

Janice's Message Board

“You are an amazing person! I loved being in your troop. You helped me learn values I teach my family. You put everyone else first and I hope this new roof is won by you!” – Kimberly LeBlanc

Janice's Message Board

“Good luck you deserve this! Nobody nicer than you! God bless.” – Larry Cibotti

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“I mean Nana the goat though so I had to vote for her.” – Sam Dansereau

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“Thank you so very much, Mrs. Lynch for all the help you gave to my family when I was younger.” – Carla Niro

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“Raised a bunch of beautiful girls… time to raise the roof for her.” – Ana Gonsalves

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“Janice you so deserve this. Your beautiful spirit shines to all those around you. Best of luck.” – Robert Horta

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“Has been a pillar within the community, especially Special olympics of Massachusetts for many years.” – Bobby Andrews

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” You rock, Mrs. Lynch! Hope you win!” – Carol Wester

 

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“Thank you for all you do. Your positive attitude is inspiring.” – Karen Ashworth

 

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“One of the most amazing humans I know deserves this community support so much!” – Meghan Feeney

 

The Hendricks' Message Board

“All great finalists, but someone who took care of ALL of us for 30 years in the military, who also raised a young man who continues that family tradition, and who is now dealing with terminal cancer gets my vote all day long. THANK YOU KEVIN.” – Amy MacEachern

The Hendricks' Message Board

“I love you guys. You were there for me and my daughter when I needed help so now I am here for you.” – Lisa Baier

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“I will be praying for you guys.” – Joan Almeida

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“Thank you for protecting our country! Hopefully it is our time to repay you and your family!” – Lisa Sousa

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“I am a veteran myself and I lost my first husband to cancer, so your story touched my heart. Thank you for your service. My heart goes out to your whole family.” – Carol Freitas

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“Thank you for your service!” – April Aguiar

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“Good luck guys I know you need this so bad with a the medical billsl” – Mike Ruona

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“Always love to support our vets in need.” – Andrea Ruona

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“God bless you!” – Bruce Gomes

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