Kathy Kwasnick and family have been named as winner of a new roof in Alte Roofing’s No Roof Left BehindTM initiative.
Kwasnik’s nomination entry for the contest is titled “Stage 4 Cancer Mom Needs a New Roof. ”
Kwasnik, of Sparta in Sussex County, was left a young widow in 2002 with 2 small children. They are now young adults, doing well, and Kwasnik has remarried. However, in June of 2018, she suffered a seizure from a brain tumor, a result of metastatic uterine cancer. She also suffers from Lynch Syndrome, a genetic condition which predisposes her to different cancers. She is passionate about raising awareness for the syndrome, from which her father passed in February. Her roof is showing its age and starting to leak. Any money saved was needed to pay for large medical bills over the last year.
Kwasnik has worked for a NJ non-profit organization for many years, and understands what it means to give back. She is grateful that Alte Roofing has presented this opportunity. Through the process, Kwasnik reconnected with many people from her past that she hadn’t been in touch with for years. The winner is selected through a month long online vote. While votes from the general public come in, the four finalists rally hard to try to earn enough votes to put themselves over the edge as winner.
Kwasnik was selected as one of four finalists from a record 38 entries in the company’s 5th annual roof giveaway. The other finalists were Ron & Vicky Brim of Belvidere in Warren County, Anthony & Kelley Boccio of Mt. Arlington in Morris County and John & Sue Spiridigliozzi of Hampton in Hunterdon County.
The roof install is scheduled to be completed by mid September. Alte Roofing is grateful to the others in the community that have partnered with them to make the roof a reality. ABC Supply Co. of Randolph and GAF Materials Corp. headquartered in Parsippany are supplying roofing materials, LMR Disposal will provide a dumpster on site for the old roof materials, and Hollie Studios of Hackettstown has donated all the lawn signs.
“We are very pleased with the success that this initiative has brought bringing so many members of our community together. We are excited to be close to seeing the project completed for our very deserving winner,” said owner, Jeff Alte Jr.
Alte Roofing is a full service roofing, siding and gutter company serving Warren, Hunterdon, Morris, Somerset and Sussex counties. For more information about their No Roof Left Behind program and interviews, please call 908-850-8558 or visit www.alteroofing.com or www.noroofleftbehind.com/program/nj/1413 .
ABOUT NO ROOF LEFT BEHIND: No Roof Left Behind is a nationwide program that gives folks in the community a way to help their good neighbors that have fallen on hard times. The No Roof Left Behind program provides a local contractor the framework to provide a new roof at no cost to a deserving homeowner in need.