Good Samaritans repair woman’s roof blown off by wind

A woman and her three great-grand children lost their roof during a recent wind storm.

The top layer of Marilyn Harper and her little ones’ roof was ripped right off their mobile home.

After seeing CBS 7’s story, two strangers say they had to take action.

Abernathy Construction’s owner Daniel Abernathy and his apprentice, Joe Rodriguez, spent an entire morning reattaching the roof.

To say Harper is grateful would be an understatement.

“Oh, he don’t know how much I appreciate it, from the bottom of my heart. I really appreciate it. And it’s put a different light in me, a hope,” Harper said.

“I’m not here just to make a dollar, if somebody’s in need I’m gonna be there to try to do what I can do,” Abernathy said.

The two good Samaritans pounded away on the roof all morning, nail by nail, so the Harper family could sleep safe and sound at night.

“If you ever see somebody in the street that needs any help or has any sort of need, find out what you could do for them because your helping hand will leave them feeling good and wanting to help someone else is just a chain reaction,” Rodriguez added.

The roof that the two fixed is just temporarily up to keep the family sheltered and safe.

Abernathy and Rodriguez will later on construct a brand new roof for the Harpers.

If you’d like to help, you can reach out to Abernathy Construction at 432-349-5370, and the business is located at 3505 N. Deborah Ave., Odessa, TX 79764.