TRINITY, TX (KTRE) - A Trinity business surprised a woman who was in dire need of a roof. Diamond Contracting showed up to her job and told her they were going to build her one free of charge. It was a special gesture to both the woman who won the roof and the company who's giving back.
The house was made into a home by the Trinity family in the early 90's.
"It has a sentimental value for me," said Vicki Massaquoi, a Trinity resident.
A photo album displayed the blood, sweat, and tears that went into refurbishing until the yellow home trimmed in white was a dream come true.
"We did all the man-made work ourselves," Massaquoi said.
A freak accident followed by a breast cancer diagnosis leading to several medical bills left the home with a damaged roof and little funding to fix it.
"I didn't have the money because every time I would get ready to get it fixed, I would have to pay medical bills," Massaquoi said.
"We heard her story. She's battled cancer, a single lady, works at head start, and it seems she's been giving to the community," said Dominic Diamond, the owner of Diamond Contracting.
That's when Diamond Contracting showed up to her job with a certificate.
"She was very excited," Diamond said.
"They came and surprised me on my job saying 'You won the roof.' I was going Yay!" Massaquoi said.
After nominations from the community, the company built the roof that brought relief after years of suffering.
"It had rained so much, I had to put buckets in to catch the rain. It was that bad," Massaquoi said.
"I wanted to give back to the community and try to make it a better place," Diamond said.
She was shocked, but grateful for a break.
"I think that was something special. They're helping the community. I think that's awesome," Massaquoi said. "I put so much hard work in it, I just hate to leave it."
Now, she doesn't have to.
"To be able to do something like this, we've been blessed," Diamond said.
Diamond Contractors gives two roofs away a year to deserving families. The company has hopes that other companies join in on giving back to Trinity.