VIDEO: Egg Harbor City Family Receives Free Roof This Holiday Season


EGG HARBOR CITY - An Egg Harbor City family received a surprise from this year's roof giveaway from East Coast Roofing, Siding & Windows.
“We’ve been bailing water for months now during hard rain," said Kristy Bates, winner of the free roof. "We didn’t know that there was a leak for a long time until it was too late to do anything about it. It started coming into the house and once that happened we’ve just been trying to contain the water and take care of it during each rain storm.”
Despite the hundreds of nominations, this year’s winner stood out from the rest.
“They’ve done a lot for the community," said Larry Stiteler, President of East Coast Roofing, Siding & Windows. "Despite their own needs in their home with an autistic child and the condition of the roof that’s been leaking for years, it was a clear winner.”
And to say Kristy and Shawn Bates were surprised this morning is an understatement.
“It’s just relief, thankfulness," said Shawn Bates. "Like I said we just feel very blessed to be receiving this.”
Kristy’s sister, Jen Robinson, nominated the family for the giveaway. She was hoping to help take this burden off of her sister’s shoulders.
“They’ve had hard times, but that’s never stopped them from helping other people," said Robinson. "So it’s just huge that someone else would serve back.”
The family won’t just be getting a new roof. The Bates will also have new gutters installed, their home painted, and solar panels installed to help reduce their electric bill. Construction will begin Monday, December 21st and it will be done just in time to be a Christmas present for the Bates Family.
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