A Cape Breton woman is thanking a local roofing company for stepping up and saving her home.
Jeanette MacDonald has been waiting for a grant so she can fix her leaky roof, but the money hasn’t come through.
What has come through, however, is the generosity of a total stranger.
The 70-year-old woman has lived in her home in Glace Bay, N.S., for 35 years, and the property is showing show its age.
She has been using a blue tarp to cover the holes in her roof, but it’s no match for Mother Nature, especially on rainy days, when MacDonald spends most of her time trying to keep her home dry.
“We need buckets and everything to catch the water,” she says.
While the blue tarp isn’t much of a solution in wet and windy weather, it did catch the eye of Jeremy Locke, who recently started a roofing company in the community.
“I noticed the house there by the bakery for quite some time. The roof has been in bad shape for a little bit now, so we seen her outside one day and the crew talked about it and we decided it would be something we would try to do,” says Locke.
He initially told MacDonald that he would put a new roof on her house for free, but it wasn’t that easy.