Roofs from the Heart Charitable Fund and The Energy Equity Fund Announce combined efforts to bring Low-Moderate Income Families Roofs and Energy Efficiency Updates

Roofs from the Heart is an important part of G. Fedale Roofing & Siding’s identity as a family-owned company. It all started when Glenn Fedale Jr. used his knowledge, skills, and faith to begin a small business based on family values and strong vibrant communities, and it has grown to become one of the most recognizable brands in home remodeling in Delaware. To celebrate the thousands of satisfied customers the company has served, Glenn and his brothers started The Roofs from Heart campaign several years ago as a roof giveaway program to help those in need and give back to the community.

To build upon this successful roof-giveaway program,Roofs from the Heart formed a charitable fund with the Delaware Community Foundation. G. Fedale Roofing is dedicated to funding this charitable fund and working with the broader philanthropic community to bring roof home improvement to those in need. “It is our hope to expand the scope of our work to not only support homes that needs roofs, but work to make homes in communities more energy efficient as well”, says Adam Fedale. This broadened effort led to a partnership between Energize Delaware-Energy Equity Fund also a Delaware Community Foundation Fund. The Empowerment Grant, powered by the Energy Equity Fundand Roofs from the Heart Charitable Fund combine efforts to bring new roofs and other weatherization opportunities to many homeowners facing obstacles to creating a healthy, safe and energy efficient Caution-home.

It is the Empowerment Grant vision to implement impactful and innovative energy equity projects in underserved communities that include direct investment, community outreach, education, and engagement.Low- and moderate-income communities have been historically underserved. The Empowerment Grant is focused on expanding the inclusion and participation of low- and moderate-income communities in the clean energy movement.

According to Jim Purcell, Director of Development for the Empowerment Grant, “we are working to show how targeted investment and alignment with our local communities can achieve equity as we transition to clean, more efficient and renewable energy for underserved Delaware communities.”

Roofs from the Heart, Resilient Homes Grantis focused on providing repairs or a new roof installation for single-family dwellings owned by individuals in the state of Delaware. In addition to repair or replacement of the roof other energy efficiency services will be provided based on a comprehensive energy audit of the home. Home residents and sponsors are welcomed to submit nominations to the Roofs from the Heart Resilient Homes Giveaway  Nominations will then be asked to complete a short application detailing the need. The Roofs from The Heart and Empowerment Grant team will then select one of the nominations for up to $20,000 worth of roofing and energy efficient upgrades for the home. There will be three campaigns in 2022, with more opportunities to come in 2023 and beyond.

Additional program details, including program qualifications, requirements and how to submit current proposals can be found on the website. A Facebook page – @EmpowerGrantDE; and a Twitter account – @EmpowerGrantDE; are also available for public interaction and information.

About Energize Delaware

Energize Delaware is a unique non-profit that helps Delawareans save money through clean energy and energy efficiency. Our myriad programs provide energy education and financial incentives to Delaware homeowners, businesses, non-profits, state agencies, farms, houses of worship, local government and schools. Find a program to fit your needs.

About Roofs from the Heart

Our amazing team of regulars and part-time volunteers are committed to helping others. Seeing a need to provide help in our community in providing roofs the Roofs from the Heart Charitable Fund was formed at the Delaware Community Foundation. We focus on home, family, health, safety and security in our communities.

Contact: Jim Purcell
Director of Development
Empowerment Grant
jim.purcell@empowergrantde.org
302-724-7033

Glenn Fedale
Director of Development
Roofs from the Heart
glenn.sr@roofsfromtheheart.org
302-287-0239