Worried widow: 'It's a miracle - an answer to a prayer'
CARSON, Wash. - A widow worried about losing her home after a no-show contractor left her in a lurch got some good news this week when a local company stepped up to help her out.
Ever since Sally Daggy's husband died from kidney cancer two years ago, her life has seemed to snowball out of control.
"It's been terrible," she told us. "My life has been upside down. I don't even recognize it anymore."
One huge problem she has been facing since her husband's death has been getting her roof replaced. She signed a contract more than a year and a half ago for the work but despite promises from the company, Northwest Redevelopment, workers never showed.
Since then, a tree fell on her home and damaged the roof even more. Daggy filed a claim with her insurance company, Safeco, but two days later she got a letter saying they were going to drop her.
"That was the last nail in the house coffin," Daggy said.
But this week, Daggy was able to breathe a huge sigh of relief when a local company, Lifetime Exteriors, decided to help her out after they saw her story on KATU-TV, which is KOMO's sister station in Portland, Ore.
"My heart just went out to the whole situation," said Jeremy Manella, the company's owner.
Manella has committed to replacing Daggy's roof - it's a $10,000 to $12,000 project - and his company is doing it for free.
"There are no words to tell you how much I appreciate this," Daggy told Manella when he showed up at her door to give her the good news.
"I just praise God," Daggy added. "It's a miracle - an answer to a prayer. It's wonderful there are people like them to help people like me."