South Jersey single mom wins desperately needed new roof
East Coast Roofing Siding & Windows selected Maggie Helliwell to receive a free roof during a surprise visit to Helliwell's home in Hammonton. Vineland Daily Journal
HAMMONTON - East Coast Roofing Siding & Windows of Mays Landing selected an Army National Guard veteran and single mother as the winner of this year’s 12th Annual Roof Giveaway.
After reviewing dozens of applicants, the company made a unanimous decision to choose Maggie Helliwell of Hammonton, who has a 14-month-old daughter named Victoria.
To announce the award, a parade of Winslow Township Police, Firefighters and EMT members drove to Helliwell's home Wednesday morning.
Helliwell resides in her childhood home and said she was in desperate need of a new roof. "This is such a relief and will solve so many problems," said Helliwell of her leaky roof.
In addition to winning a new roof, Helliwell also will receive some general contracting repairs to her home including painting and electrical work.
Helliwell was nominated for the contest by close friends Melissa and Albert Davenport of Mays Landing.
The Davenports' have had a close relationship with Maggie and describe her as a strong, selfless mother who served her country well.
East Coast Roofing, Siding & Windows President Larry Stiteler presented Helliwell with the good news. "We are honored to give back to this veteran and present this award along with our partners," said Stiteler.
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