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CFS Roofing Services to install roof for Valerie’s House ‘Forever Home’

By Staff | Aug 11, 2022

The new “Forever Home” of Valerie’s House under construction on Shoemaker Lane will have a free roof, thanks to a donation in part by CFS Roofing Services.

CFS Roofing President David Crowther and his wife, Karen, have stepped up and agreed to provide the underlayment and labor to install the shingle and metal roof for the 7,000 – square-foot building. Shingles for the roof will be provided at no cost by GAF & ABC Roofing. The CFS gift is valued at $15,000.

After 30 years in the family business, Crowther stepped out on his own to open CFS Roofing Services in 2010. The company is a full service, licensed and insured roofing and sheet metal contractor for both residential and commercial construction in addition to a full service mechanical division.

A total of $2.5 million has been raised toward the $3 million cost of the new home. Several room sponsorship opportunities for the community are available.

The facility will allow Valerie’s House to help more children and provide wrap-around services, such as individual grief counseling to support families who desperately need it.

Lennar Homes is acting as the project manager for the construction of the home, which is expected to be completed by mid-2023.

Valerie’s House has helped more than 2,000 children and their families since its founding in 2016 by Angela Melvin, whose own mother was killed in a car accident in 1987.

Valerie’s House currently offers peer support groups and other activities at locations in Fort Myers, Naples, Punta Gorda, and Port Charlotte. Valerie’s House is a United Way partner agency and is fully supported by community donations.

For more information about Valerie’s House or to make a donation to the Forever Home Campaign, visit www.valerieshouseswfl.org/capital-campaign, call 239-478-6734, or write angela@valerieshouseswfl.org.

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