Local Chamber Business Helps Winfield Family in Need!

Call it timing, fate, karma, but Ed & Sue Rahe of Winfield are incredibly thankful that it happened.  Sometimes when people are in dire need, divine intervention steps in and offers relief.  It began a few months ago as Ed & Sue were faced with a dire challenge of replacing their leaking roof before winter arrived.

Ed, a U.S. Army veteran, and his wife are retired, and their resources are limited, and health related expenses use a large percentage of their available resources. Turning to Bruce Anderson of Winfield United Methodist Church for guidance and help, the options were few. The wheels were put into motion with a post on Facebook asking for assistance and then the power of networking kicked in.

A fellow parishioner, John Miller, took notice and wanted to help, so he re-posted the request for help.  Within two hours he was receiving messages and phone calls from concerned businesses and Winfield residents.  “It’s amazing how quickly the community came together to help, within a few hours offers of help were arriving,” John said. 

Wayne Lofton from the Western DuPage Chamber of Commerce saw the request for help and reached out to D&M Home Improvements to see if they were able to help. Israel & Diana Martinez, owners of D&M Home Improvements, Corp. recognized the urgency to protect the Rahe’s home.  “Sometimes it isn’t about profit but about helping our fellow man” Israel explained. Diana said, “my husband and I received a call from the Chamber, and we wanted to help in any way we could. So, we contacted our suppliers and our employees to see what we could commit too.” That same day Israel and Diana called the Rahe’s and told them that they would be receiving a completely new roof at no cost to them.

Today, Ed & Sue Rahe have a brand-new roof!  “We are humbled to help a family in need, but more that than, we are excited to know that we were an instrument of a higher force during this holiday season” Israel said.


About D&M Home Improvements, Corp.

D&M Home Improvements is a home re-modeler specializing in roofing, siding, windows, and gutters. We are based out of Warrenville and serve the Chicago West and Northwest Suburbs.

Quality Products and Service

We offer some of the best products on the market and will use the latest technology and equipment on your home improvement project. We prioritize your needs and help you choose the best products for your budget. Trained project managers will be involved throughout the entire project and can answer any questions you may have. We will always ensure a safe work environment and leave your property clean when the job is done. Visit www.dandmhomeimprovements.com for more information.


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