Kansas City Women’s Shelter Gets New Roof Thanks to Local Companies and Angie’s List Wishmakers Program

INDIANAPOLIS (August 19, 2013) – Plagued by a leaky roof, a transitional living facility for women in Kansas City will no longer have to worry about keeping residents dry every time it rains. The Princess House, a safe haven for abused women and those working to turn their lives around, is getting a new roof after two local companies answered a call for help.

A Princess House volunteer reached out to the Angie’s List Wishmakers program and explained the facility was in desperate need of a new 8,000 square foot roof. Angie’s List requested the assistance of highly-rated roofing companies in the Kansas City area and Christian Brothers Roofing eagerly volunteered for the project. Work on the project will begin Tuesday, September 3.

“We’re committed to this community and we love giving back, but I quickly realized that in order to get this job done right I was going to need some extra help,” said Scott Horstmann, owner of Christian Brothers Roofing.

Horstmann contacted a long-time supplier, Roofing Supply Company of Kansas City, and the company agreed to donate unused materials from a recent job for the Princess House project.

“We are so incredibly grateful that these companies have gone above and beyond to help us,” said Princess House founder and director Dr. Sarita Lynne Graham. “The women who stay here no longer have to worry about emptying buckets when it rains. They can focus on what truly matters – building a better life.”

All told, the participating companies are donating more than $40,000 in services to replace the old roof.

“Through our Wishmakers program we typically help one family at a time, but this project will benefit dozens of women in need for years to come,” said Angie’s List founder Angie Hicks.

The Angie’s List Wishmakers program began in 2004 and pairs highly-rated service companies with those in need.  Depending on the request, there may be just one service provider involved, or a group of companies working together.  

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