VIDEO: Rebuilding Together and Lowe’s will provide new roof to family featured on the TODAY Show
Haven is one of five girls who has been adopted by Charleston, W.V. residents, Robert and Monica Kinder. The couple has fostered more than 20 children over the last six years, many of whom have been affected by the opioid crisis. Robert and Monica get by on a modest budget, but they make sure their girls are loved, cared for and have a roof over their head. Unfortunately, their roof is not in great condition and although Robert has patched it several times, it continues to leak and poses a danger to the family.
Lowe’s was inspired by the family’s generosity and compassion, which is why they reached out to Rebuilding Together to give the Kinder family a new roof. Every family deserves to live in a safe and healthy home, which includes a solid roof over their head.
Lowe’s supports Rebuilding Together with projects, just like this one, all over the country. Since 2007, more than 4,100 Lowe’s Heroes have served neighbors in need by volunteering with Rebuilding Together in their community. Rebuilding Together Charleston is the local Rebuilding Together affiliate that will complete this project for the family.
Rebuilding Together is excited to provide a new roof for a deserving family. We envision safe homes and communities for everyone, including families like the Kinder’s who help make the world a better place.
Understandably, the Kinder family’s story has inspired a wave of people to foster children in their area. Yesterday, lawmakers even cited the buzz around the TODAY Show segment at the State Capitol to push on a bill to help children in the foster care system affected by the opioid crisis.
Read more here if you’re interested in helping foster families around the country.