The Alltimate Blessing was started three years ago by owner of Alltimate Exteriors, Ryan Baxter, as a way for him to give back to the community. Individuals within the community write to Alltimate Exteriors recommending a family in need of a new roof, and a selection committee chooses the lucky recipient to be blessed.
This year’s event took place Friday, Saturday and is finishing up today. The project started at 7 a.m. each day. Baxter, along with his company and the help of hundreds of local craftsmen and volunteers, will be renovating the Goodner home to a livable condition. They will be re-leveling the foundation, replacing the roof, siding, flooring in several rooms, drywall throughout the house, as well as painting, providing new furniture, and much more.
Two years ago, 15-year-old Ryan Goodner was in an accident that took the lives of his mother and sister. He and his father have started rebuilding their shattered lives, but along the way, Ryan Goodner has blessed so many classmates and teachers. In fact, he is even heading an Anti-Bullying effort in Cleveland he calls “Bully Proof.”
Baxter heard about the Goodner story through Brian Lessig and Derrick Kinsey, Directors of the Boys and Girls Club of Cleveland. The entire staff bragged about how involved Ryan became in the programs and how helpful a young man he was, but what struck them the most was how giving Ryan was after losing so much.
“How could you not want to help this kid,” Baxter said.
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