BERKLEY, Mich. (WJBK) - A teacher in Berkley was gifted a new roof Tuesday.
Alice Ham has lived in Berkley for more than 25 years. She is a talented pottery artist who has dedicated her time to teaching the youth at Huntington Woods Recreation Center. Unfortunately, severe mobility issues from a deteriorating knee injury has been increasingly limiting her in not only her pottery work, but home maintenance work as well.
Her new roof came courtesy of Rebuilding Together Oakland County, an organization that helps low-income, disabled, or veteran homeowners with home repairs. RTOC reviewed her application and decided that they undeniably wanted to help her.
"It's just a really generous, wonderful thing that they're doing," she tells us.
"We did previous work here in June with 45 volunteers from Greenfield Presbyterian Church here in Berkley. We helped do the inside of the home; renovated, repaired, did some painting and upgrading in the home," says Ray Swetman with RTOC.
1-800-HANSONS worked together with RTOC to put in Ham's new roof.
Meanwhile, Alice continues working hard to get her pottery ready for the Ann Arbor Art Fair.