'Leaking, decaying roof' replaced for free for Loris retiree in - WMBFNews.com, Myrtle Beach/Florence SC, Weather

'Leaking, decaying roof' replaced for free for Loris retiree in need

(Source: Holly DeLoache) (Source: Holly DeLoache)
Miss Shirley eats lunch with the workers replacing her roof. 9Source: Holly DeLoache) Miss Shirley eats lunch with the workers replacing her roof. 9Source: Holly DeLoache)

LORIS, SC (WMBF) - Miss Shirley, as she is known as around the community, is a retired nurse who's lived in Loris her entire life. She has been living under a leaking, damaged roof, but that all changed Friday.

Shirley Shannon suffered a stroke in January and has since had to use a walker to get around. She’s been able to live by herself, but was in desperate need of someone to help her with some home improvement projects.

Kevin Johnson, a member of her church, works for Classic Home Builders. He found out Miss Shirley was in need of a new roof and walls and reached out to Monarch Roofing to see if they would donate shingles. They agreed, but also donated the labor and a warranty.

"He called us and said 'Miss Shirley needs a new roof, we want to help her, can you donate the shingles?' We looked at it, we talked about it and decided that we not only wanted to donate the shingles, but we wanted to donate the labor as well and make sure it was installed properly to make sure she was under a safe and secure roof again,” said Stephanie Bohardt, director of marketing for Monarch Roofing.

Miss Shirley was a nurse at Loris Hospital; she dedicated her life to helping others.

"And now when I need help it seems like it's good to get it. I thank the Lord for it. I believe he knows and he's the one that put this together because I prayed and asked him to help me how to fix my house because I couldn't do it,” she said.

Miss Shirley was shocked to learn she was getting a new roof.

"I just couldn't believe it. I just couldn't believe it. But I knew, I felt like the Lord was going to work things out, and he did,” she said.

A roof for a home this size would cost anywhere from $5,000 to $7,000.

"We love our community. We love that our community comes together and supports one another. They support us and this is who keeps us in business so there's no reason that we should not reach out and give what we can when we can,” Bohardt said.

A safe roof over her head, something some may take for granted, but not Miss Shirley.

"That's wonderful, that's wonderful, that will be a burden off of me. I won't have to worry about that. Maybe I won't be as sick, and you know it means a lot to be safe again,” she said.

Copyright 2018 WMBF News. All rights reserved. 

  • Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>>

  • Actress arrested in sex trafficking in 'guru to stars' case

    Actress arrested in sex trafficking in 'guru to stars' case

    Friday, April 20 2018 4:13 PM EDT2018-04-20 20:13:13 GMT
    Saturday, April 21 2018 6:54 AM EDT2018-04-21 10:54:50 GMT
    (Photo by Todd Williamson/Invision/AP, File). FILE - This June 26, 2012, file photo shows television actress Allison Mack at a party in Los Angeles. Federal prosecutors say television actress Allison Mack, from "Smallville" has been charged with sex tr...(Photo by Todd Williamson/Invision/AP, File). FILE - This June 26, 2012, file photo shows television actress Allison Mack at a party in Los Angeles. Federal prosecutors say television actress Allison Mack, from "Smallville" has been charged with sex tr...
    Federal prosecutors say a television actress best known for playing a young Superman's close friend has been charged with sex trafficking for helping recruit women to be slaves of a man who sold himself as a...More >>
    Federal prosecutors say a television actress best known for playing a young Superman's close friend has been charged with sex trafficking for helping recruit women to be slaves of a man who sold himself as a self-improvement guru.More >>
  • Judge accused of abusing, berating defendants

    Judge accused of abusing, berating defendants

    Saturday, April 21 2018 7:20 AM EDT2018-04-21 11:20:28 GMT
    Saturday, April 21 2018 7:30 AM EDT2018-04-21 11:30:55 GMT
    Judge Merrilee Ehrlich has stepped down after being accused of berating defendants. (Source: WSVN/CNN)Judge Merrilee Ehrlich has stepped down after being accused of berating defendants. (Source: WSVN/CNN)

    A judge accused of "aggressive and tyrannical" behavior has stepped down from the bench.

    More >>

    A judge accused of "aggressive and tyrannical" behavior has stepped down from the bench.

    More >>
  • Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson delights high school girl with prom surprise

    Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson delights high school girl with prom surprise

    Friday, April 20 2018 5:35 PM EDT2018-04-20 21:35:23 GMT
    Friday, April 20 2018 5:35 PM EDT2018-04-20 21:35:23 GMT
    Katie Kelzenberg invited the Hollywood star to her prom next month. (Source: Vianney Le Caer/AP)Katie Kelzenberg invited the Hollywood star to her prom next month. (Source: Vianney Le Caer/AP)

    Katie Kelzenberg invited the Hollywood star to her prom next month.

    More >>

    Katie Kelzenberg invited the Hollywood star to her prom next month.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly