Pitching in to patch elderly woman's roof

By Alicia Nieves

May 4, 2014 Updated May 4, 2014 at 1:00 AM EDT

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) More than 100 volunteer pitched in to patch up the outside of an elderly woman's home in Binghamton.

Volunteers from six different churches and four business teamed up with Project Impact for its largest one-day renovation.

In its nine-year existence, the non-profit group has helped lower income and disabled homeowners repair their homes.

Saturday's project was the organization's 62nd project and it helped homeowner Mildred Wall of Prospect Street.

The roof on Mildred's home was more than 70 years old and was in desperate need of repair.

Mildred is a retired widow who is recovering from hip surgery and did not have the resources or funding to fix her roof.

She applied for help through Project Impact, and after months of waiting, she was finally chosen to get a home makeover.

The community backed Project impact and helped with the labor.

"This is not just about putting a new roof on somebody's house; this is about living our lives as people and human beings and helping one another," said Roger Frederick, a volunteer and the Pastor at First United Methodist Church in Chenango Bridge.

Mildred received a brand new roof, gutters, and some new landscaping around her home.

Project coordinators said this one-day project usually takes about a week and would've cost Mildred upwards of $15,000.