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Couple seeks help replacing garage roof

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A couple is seeking help replacing shingles on their garage.

With little ones to care for and recent injuries weighing them down, the Maders can't do it themselves.

"My insurance company told me that I need new shingles on my garage or else they wouldn't insure my garage," said Joseph Mader, Saginaw resident.

The 80-year-old needs help. He can only get around with a walker, thanks to an injury he sustained about a month ago. He also has to go to physical therapy three days a week.

Mader said he intended to fix the roof himself, but that's not happening now.

"This here happened, my spine and my back where I couldn't do nothing but sit in the house. I have no way of doing it," he said.

It's been years since the garage had a new roof.

"We've lived here 35 years and it was here before I moved here. I'd say probably about 50 years old, I don't know," Mader said.

Besides his wife, Mader has a daughter and granddaughter living in his house.

He said he usually doesn't like to ask for help.

"I really would appreciate it if they could, but I'm not looking for no handouts you know. Because I know there are a lot of people out there that's probably worse off than I am, you know," Mader said.

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