Local metal manufacturer to donate metal roof to family in need

(Visit www.reedsmetals.com for more details on November 22nd's interview regarding the "Covering the Community" project.  Further details in this press release submitted to WDAM 7.)

Brookhaven, Miss: This holiday season, Reed's Metals, a company that manufactures metal roofing and pre-engineered steel buildings, announces the beginning of its second annual "Covering the Community" project. As a way to thank the local community for its support, the company plans to donate and install a metal roof to one family in need before Christmas Eve of this year.

"Mississippi has been so good to us ever since we started the home office on June 1, 1998 out of a small, portable shed in Lawrence County. We now have 10 stores to better serve our customers…what a long way we've come." says Bernie Reed, CEO & President of Reed's Metals. "We just want to show our appreciation and give back to the community." 
The corporation plans to give away a metal roof at several of its locations. Hundreds of applications were submitted last holiday season, and Reed's anticipates twice as many this year since the company announced its plan to have the contest each year.

"It's heart-breaking to see just how many people really need this type of assistance in our area. But, it's amazing to be part of a great team of people who truly believe in this 'Covering the Community' project. We get emotionally connected to all the stories that come flooding in. It's hard choosing a winner but we do have a panel of judges that review each application so that the best winner—the most deserving is chosen," said Jessica Breazeale, Marketing and PR at Reed's Metals.

Metal roofing is the most sound, reliable choice for roofing projects. The raw material is energy-efficient, eco-friendly and withstands extreme weather.

"I am still in total shock. This has completely changed our whole life. I always felt like I was trying to dig a hole in cement, with a toothpick, but I will never give up. Thank you so much, Reed's Metals. This is so much more than a roof to my family. It's a chance for us to live and prosper. I thought this house would rot and fall apart and my family along with it. This is a huge blessing and its worth more than any material value. Three children will now have a full chance, God-willing, to aspire to their hopes and dreams. I can fix the floors and we'll be able to use the entire house now. No more dreading the rain. Thank you so much! God bless you. This is the stuff our country is made of—Reed's Metals. Life is now manageable for me again. I won't squander the change and in time I will find a way to give back, too. I also need to thank the Calvary Baptist Church –Silver Creek Baptist Church who cared so much and entered me in the giveaway," said Sara Armstrong, metal roof recipient from Reed's Metals Corporate Headquarters located in Brookhaven, Miss.

Nominations of deserving individuals and their stories will be accepted by application starting October 15 through the Reed's Metals website (www.reedsmetals.com) until 12:00 PM on Friday, December 2. All submissions will be carefully read by the employees of Reed's Metals, and the family they feel that has the greatest need will be chosen. The recipient of the metal roof will be announced on Friday, December 7.