Newtown Roofer, Mark Edwards, Gives Greatest Gift of Kindness

Newtown Roofer, Mark Edwards gave me the best gift in the world....a free roof!

Local Roofer, Mark Edwards knocked on my door last Friday 1/19 (which happened to be the lucky day my parents chose to be married) and bestowed the greatest gift of kindness...A NEW ROOF! My friend's Mother had called me a few months ago about an article in the Newtown Bee about roofer I might have known from High School who was giving back to the community and helping fix or replace roofs that were damaged.  While driving around Newtown, he saw there were still many tarps on homes and he wanted to help people in need.

I left him a very heartfelt voice mail and told him my tale of woe and how my roof was tarped and the shape it was in and I lived alone and just had no resources to get a new roof. Mark received my msg. and got back to me right away but said he was a little busy now but wouldn't forget about me!  A man of his word, there he was on Friday with a crew of workers and I was just flabbergasted and just too overwhelmed for words.  I am sure the materials alone are several thousand dollars, not to mention the cost of labor!   In writing this, I'm choking back tears and don't know how I will ever be able to show my gratitude and there is no way he could ever know how sad and depressed I got when it rained because the roof was leaking into my bedroom and how I lived in fear that it would collapse at any time.  It would not have survived a heavy snow fall, but thanks to Mark I don't have to live with that fear any more and will sleep well at night!

I am not the only thankful one...out of the goodness of his heart, Mark, who I now refer to as " THE ROOFING ANGEL" replaced at least five other roofs for Newtown residents, free of cost!!!  During a conversation today, I was sad hearing that for these "charity" jobs, the Town Landfill wouldn't give him even the slightest break and he had to pay full price out of his own pocket to dump all the old roof debris.  One would think one good turn deserved another!  I wanted everyone in Town to know that we have an Angel among us and I will keep him and his Family in my prayers until I die.  What a wonderful, generous man he is and I'm so proud to live in Newtown!

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JED January 22, 2013 at 11:03 PM
WTG, Mark! You are the "roofing angel". What a grand way to help your community. We all have talents of some sort. Maybe you could return Mark's kindness by helping someone else - volunteering to read to children, baby sitting mark's children if of that age, driving the elderly to the grocery store or doctors etc.


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