Forever grateful


David Perez of  Fremont, California was concerned after he looked out the window and saw his 75-year-old neighbor, Richard Dubiel, climbing onto his  roof. The next day, he saw him do it again, and so on. It turns out the old man was trying to make repairs on his roof by himself. David couldn't stand watching it anymore. Determined to help, he shared a photo of his neighbor and posted it with the following call-to-action:







Facebook/David Perez

"I'm trying to reach anyone that has roofing experience. So please share this. I have a neighbor, the man on the roof in this picture, name unknown. He is about 80 years old and climbs onto the roof trying to finish putting the shingles on by himself. I feel sorry for him but I have no roofing skills. I would like to see if anyone can donate their time to help him finish. It appears that he has all the materials so looking for free labor to show up this Saturday, August 29th at 9:00am at 4834 Murphy Court Fremont, CA—which is my house."

When Saturday came, David was excited but worried. Would anyone  even show up? But when he looked out the window, he was blown away:







Facebook/David Perez

About 20 volunteers showed up to help replace the shingles on the roof, and several others brought food and drinks to the workers. In less than three hours, the work was done! And Richard was given the honor of attaching the last shingle to the roof.







Facebook/David Perez

What an amazing example of a community coming together to help one of their own!