Deputies fix leaky roof for elderly couple


PUNTA GORDA, Fla. – A veteran no longer has a leaky roof thanks to the help of local deputies.

During Thursday’s heavy rain, water poured into an elderly couple’s home in Punta Gorda.

Some Charlotte County deputies got word of the problem and quickly gathered their supplies to help. Within an hour, the roof was covered with a tap to stop the leaks.

Friday, the couple was very grateful for everyone’s help.

“Man it was wonderful, boy, and they didn’t fool around. They got up there, they worked, it was raining, they were up there working,” said homeowner Donald Gagnon.

Our Charlotte Elder Affairs Network (OCEAN) is working together with Home Depot to fix the roof permanently.

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