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    PRESS RELEASE: SouthCoast Frontline Worker Wins Free Roof

    PRESS RELEASE: SouthCoast Frontline Worker Wins Free Roof

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – January 18, 2021 – Fairhaven, MA – Hilda Lopes of New Bedford, Massachusetts is the winner of a free roof from Care Free Homes, a local home improvement company; Lopes was a finalist in their annual New Year, New Roof Giveaway.

    Communities from Southeastern Massachusetts, Cape Cod, and Rhode Island nominated deserving, in-need homeowners for the roof giveaway earlier this month. Care Free Homes selected five finalists from dozens of nominees to move onto the final, voting round. The community voted online to choose the winner. Hilda Lopes, a SouthCoast Health frontline worker at St. Luke’s Hospital in New Bedford, earned the most votes to win.

    “After a year filled with so much fear and uncertainty, we knew our New Year, New Roof Giveaway would provide a dose of much-needed positivity. It’s become such an uplifting community tradition and we are absolutley thrilled that Hilda won. She is the epitome of compassion, courage, love, and determination – qualities found in thousands of frontline workers around the nation.” said Care Free Homes Marketing Coordinator, Stephanie Pickup.

    This is the 6th year Care Free Homes has partnered with GAF Roofing to give one homeoroofing contractor, new bedford, mawner a GAF Timberline HDZ roofing system. Community partners of the New Year, New Roof Giveaway are Black Tie Cookies, United Way of Greater Fall River, and United Way of Greater New Bedford. Black Tie Cookies donated gourmet cookie arrangements to the winner and remaining finalists. United Way helped promote the giveaway and connect qualified homeowners to the program. 

    Learn more about the New Year, New Roof Giveaway and read the inspiring stories of this year’s finalists by visiting and explore the company’s other community programs by visiting the Care Free Homes, Inc. website at


    Media Contact:

    Stephanie Pickup
    Care Free Homes, Inc. Marketing Coordinator
    P: 508.997.1111 ext. 105