Local businesses rally to replace roofs at Eagles Hope

(Riverton, WY) – With a looming insurance deadline for roof replacements at both the Eagles Hope emergency shelter and transitional housing, local businesses Rocky Mountain Applicators, A.D. Martin Lumber along with First Interstate Bank came together to make sure they could keep a roof over the heads of 16 families.

“Without Phil Keller and Rocky Mountain Applicators, we would not have been able to get our roof replaced in time,” said Michelle Widmayer, Eagles Hope Executive Director. “It took a community for the roofs to be replaced. John Martin at A.D. Martin gave us a great deal on supplies. First Interstate Bank gave us $5,000 to go towards the roof. More than that is the community support and those that rallied around us to be able to get the roofs replaced in a short amount of time.”


Thanksgiving weekend was the deadline for the insurance company to know the roofs were getting replaced or they would not be able to renew, which meant Eagles Hope could not house anyone.

Just days before the deadline and after a call from Lori Mohler at First Interstate Bank, the Rocky Mountain Applicators crew was hard at work on the transitional housing roof. They donated all of the labor for that portion of the roof replacements.

It was just the right thing to do; I just know that in my heart, said owner Phil Keller, who also gave a big shoutout to his crew for working hard and quickly.

Roughly half of the cost of materials to do the job was donated by A.D. Martin Lumber.

Eagles Hope is a nonprofit that makes a difference in people’s lives, shared owner John Martin. We gave back because it’s the right thing to do and you never know what a difference that could make.

The roof replacement at the emergency shelter is expected to be completed in the coming weeks.


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