Community Gets Together to Put Roof on Home

On Monday, Martin Luther King Day in Santa Fe New Mexico Habitat for Humanity AmeriCorps and YouthWorks volunteers tore the roof of an elderly couple’s home. Agnes and Bob Moses roof had been patched many times. Agnes was sleeping in the living room due to the leaking in their bedroom had saturated her side of the bed.

While Habitat for Humanity normally builds new homes, they felt this was an exception when a friend of the Moses contacted their Santa Fe office. Habitat for Humanity’s volunteer director Rob Lockner said “AmeriCorps requires a MLK day service project; YouthWorks also requires a service day”. They felt re-roofing the 85 year old couples roof would be a good way to celebrate the holiday.

Volunteers and Local Roofers Pitch In

Over a dozen volunteers scraped the tar and old shingles off the roof with shovels and swept up the debris and tossed it all in the dump truck that was parked below the roof. The new roof is expected to be completed in two days. Lopez Roofing and M.A.G. Construction donated labor and materials.

When the volunteer roofers took a lunch break on Monday, they enjoyed a chocolate sheet cake decorated with red roses to celebrate Bob Moses turning 86 a few days before.

The Moses retired to Santa Fe in 1992. They joined AmeriCorps and have been active members, volunteering and advocating for social justice in their community.

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