Charlie Mae Griffin is 94 years old and has lived in Acworth all her life. Griffin sings in the choir, sells knickknacks to raise donations for Zion Hill Baptist Church, and is known for her service to others. Her kindness and giving nature make her an integral part of the community. When her home fell into disrepair, Acworth Alderman Tim Houston, a longtime friend to Griffin, took action to help the woman who has helped so many others. By connecting with other community leaders, Houston found generous partners to provide a new roof for Griffin.
Construction began May 14 and was completed the next day. Commercial Roofing Specialists (CRS), Inc., donated the roofing materials while Liberty Roofing did the installation, preventing further damage to her home. Representatives from these local businesses, Bobby Scoggins and Vic Rosati, expressed their admiration for this community project and welcomed the opportunity to give back to a community that supports them and their families.
Griffin has seen many changes in her city. She remembers a time before mail service was available in her neighborhood, and she walked to the post office. However, one thing she believes has not changed is that doing good for others will be returned in kind and that hard work is its own reward. She is thankful to the community leaders that came to her aid in a time of need. Her home on School Street, in which she has resided for 64 years, now has a new roof.
“I really do appreciate it,” Griffin said. “I am really thankful for my roofing. It’s a blessing and the good Lord will open doors for everybody who helped me.”
– Jessy Patterson, event and communications coordinator for the Acworth Parks, Recreation and Community Resource Department.