|Published:||Oct 08, 2012 5:17 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Oct 08, 2012 6:43 PM EDT|
NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla.- "It has some major leaks now and the ceiling is dripping through the dry wall," said homeowner David Hunt. "With each an every rain storm it is becoming worse, " he said.
Hunt and more than 40 other low income families qualify for new roofs through Builders Care. The problem? They're all on a waiting list that's growing by the day.
Heidi Taulman with Builders Care said, "We provide service through donations and labor materials by sub contractors so if they are not doing well they are not able to donate and again because it is so expensive we have a hard time providing them."
To replace a roof on a 1,000 square foot home it costs $5,200.
"We try to get grant money and we work with the city and the state to provide funds so people can get help, but unfortunately all of those are related to real estate and building industry," said Taulman.
Builders Care projects it will only get worse. During the last four years, the organization has provided 33 new roofs-down significantly from years past.
Hunt said, "I am not looking for a hand out. I am looking for a help up on my roof and I will help you back."