2019 Finalists

Barbara-Cintron-finalist-Raise-The-Roof-Miami

Barbara’s insurance dropped her in 2016. She applied for FEMA assistance after Hurricane Irma but was denied. She cannot afford monthly payments for a loan. Ms. Cintron is on disability, is battling stage 4 cancer and had to pay her mother’s funeral expenses when she passed away recently.

Her roof is not only leaking from hurricane damage, but it also has termite damage.

Daniel-White-finalist-Raise-The-Roof-Miami

Hurricane Irma damages Daniel’s roof but his insurance company denied the claim. He wants to work, but can’t because of a severe injury he sustained, for which he needed 20 surgeries and resulted in the loss of a toe and the reconstruction of an ankle.

His roof has severely-rotted-through shingles, rusted caps and nails as well as loose shingles. The only thing that prevents it from leaking is a FEMA-issued blue tarp.

Lydia-Ramirez-finalist-Raise-The-Roof-Miami

Lydia is a retired, elderly cancer survivor who lives on a low fixed income. Her roof was replaced after hurricane Andrew in the early 90s, but it has been leaking for some time now and she can’t afford insurance or the needed repairs.

Her roof shingles have been deteriorating to the point that they have wasted away to the fiberglass and offer very little protection from the elements.