OMAHA (KPTM)- An elderly woman scammed out of $4,000 for roof repairs finally gets the help she needs. Fox 42 reported the exclusive story back in July—after a roofing company cashed the woman's check without doing any work. Some good Samaritans saw that story and decided to fix it for her.
"Oh, I feel great! I feel like a dream come true," said Mae Tarver, an 88-year-old woman who is finally getting her roof fixed.
Back in May, Tarver signed a deal with Kuck Roofing to get the job done, but the company cashed her check and took off without doing any work.
"After all I been through with the other roofer. It was devastating, very devastating," said Tarver.
After watching the story on FOX 42, Rodney Gray described the scam as disappointing.
"When I hear these stories, I say well 'You just really making it harder for the next guy to come in and do the work'," said Gray.
So Gray stepped up and did the right thing. He works for a local non-profit called Rebuilding Together Omaha—and together the contractors began work on the roof Monday free of charge.
"It's some good people out in the community also that's willing to help and do extra," said Gray.
Rebuilding Together Omaha works off of donations only. The donations help the organization hire contractors to do work in Omaha, just like Tarver's roof.
"Oh I'm really excited. I woke up so early this morning and I said 'Well I think I'm excited'," said Tarver.
Tarver said it still took a while to hear from Kuck Roofing. She said after numerous calls, emails and FOX 42's story the company finally refunded her money.
Rebuilding Together Omaha works with those in need of service and home repairs free of charge. Applications are accepted to get the services done. Visit Rebuilding Together Omaha's Facebook page for more information.
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