Church in Pittsfield Gets New Roof for Free 

A church in Pittsfield is getting an upgrade, and it’s free.As Meghan Hayward tells us, the gift couldn’t come at a better time.For pastor Pete Griffin and his congregation, exciting news has come their way.”I almost bawled and cried basically. This is something we’ve been praying for quite awhile that somebody would come in and donate their time.”Top Notch Roofing of Benton are happy to take on the job of re-shingling the Church of Nazarene in Pittsfield.”We’ve been out of work for three weeks now anyways sitting around the house doing nothing. I saw the shingles sitting out here so I asked the pastor if he needed his roof done. And he said he only had enough money for a new furnace and to buy the materials. So we figured we’d come up and do the favor.”Griffin says he’s still in shock.”I get to know Top Notch Roofing. I thank them from the bottom of my heart that they donated their time to do this for nothing.”The Church of Nazarene has been in Pittsfield since 1955.Griffin says the building has started to show it’s age.”It started leaking here about two months ago, you could actually see the stains in the ceiling.”Now Griffin wants to try and raise money to give back to Top Notch Roofing for their services.Something Co-owner Roger Reynolds says is not necessary.”We wasn’t really looking forward to that. We were here to do the pastor a favor.”Reynolds says they should have the job done in a week. His crew is volunteering their time too.”And happy to show up and do so.”If you’d like to help, send donations to Church of Nazarene in Pittsfield at 200 Central Street, Pittsfield, 04967Make note it’s for top notch roofing.