STERLING, Va. (December 29, 2022)– DryHome Roofing and Siding awarded Pathway Homes a free roof from this holiday season through its 20th annual Free Roof for the Holidays program. Pathways received a new roof for one of its houses in Fairfax near Mount Vernon that is home to adults with mental health challenges.
“Pathway Homes is an outstanding nonprofit that provides homes and mental health services to many people in our Northern Virginia community,” explained Steve Gotschi, CEO, DryHome. “We are happy to help Pathways and their clients by providing a new roof on one of its homes. We are excited that Pathways can use the savings to support their residents in other ways.” Throughout November, Sterling-based DryHome accepted nominations from customers and the community to identify a Northern Virginia individual, family, or nonprofit in need. DryHome selected Pathway Homes as the recipient based on its needs, the condition of the roof, and the important work it does to help others.
“We are grateful for DryHome’s generosity and leadership. For our clients who have struggled to keep a roof over their heads, the meaning of having a new one is not lost on them or us. DryHome’s donation frees up resources so we are able to invest more into services that can help those we serve to continue rebuilding their lives,” explained Pathway Homes CEO Sylisa Lambert-Woodard.
Pathway Homes is a nonprofit providing mental health services—starting with safe, stable housing—to individuals marginalized by poverty and inequity. For more than 42 years, Pathway Homes has enabled tens of thousands of people in Northern Virginia with serious mental illnesses and other co-occurring disabilities to get housing and supportive services to help them recover their lives. Following the housing first model, Pathway Homes is a partner in preventing and ending homelessness, ensuring 1,578 people in 2022 had access to services and almost 500 permanent supportive housing units.
DryHome Roofing and Siding has been serving Northern Virginia for over 30 years and is committed to making a difference in the community. Every day, DryHome’s work ensures that families and organizations have safe, high-quality roofs. The “Free Roof for the Holidays” program enables DryHome to thank its customers and the community by helping those who are struggling to have a safe roof over their heads too. Since the program’s inception, the company has donated 21 roofs valued at more than $200,000 back to the community.
Over the years, DryHome has awarded roofs to people and nonprofits across the region with a variety of needs. Last year, Ashburn’s Chris Moorhouse and his family received a free roof to replace their home’s 25-year-old original roof. Moorhouse, who has struggled with cancer, was nominated by his wife. Other past recipients included a Navy veteran who founded an animal therapy nonprofit; a Stafford mother of three who lost her husband; a Vienna mother who was struggling following a difficult divorce; a Leesburg widow and mother of two young children; Cornerstones; an advocate for the homeless; Doorways for Women and Families’ Safehouse; a Loudoun school bus driver; Good Shepherd Alliance; Falls Church Cub Scout House; and Gabriel Homes.