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Why is there a focus on who is reroofing? What is the significance? What does that tell you about the culture of our society?

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Emmanuel
05-29-2013
11:34 PM ET (US)
a couple of elderly women are making the headlines in there local community. These women are making a difference in there community by helping people re-roof there houses cause of the leaks they have due to Hurricane Katrina. These women were never asked to do this are not getting paid they are just doing this out of kindness of there hearts.

  I think that what these women are doing is amazing and shows that the elderly are not weak and useless that they still have a lot that they can do. I think that these group of women are strong to do this job and show men that women can also do the job of a man. When these women were asked what did they get out of this they said that they meet knew people and made new friends and that was what they loved the most. The oldest of all these workers is 75 years of age I mean that is pretty elder and if she can do that then why cant someone younger do it.

  I think it is really awesome what they are doing and are expecting anything in return in there part. These women are really hereos from there community it just shows that you don't have to go a long ways to make a difference. I think that these ladies did something great for there community.All in all you do not really see people do this everyday so I mean you have to kinda appreciate it when someone actually does something like this but I think they did a amazing job.
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Jasmine Mendoza
05-21-2013
02:29 PM ET (US)
      The focus on who is re-roofing house are on women that volunteer to re-roof homes. Nell Bovender is a woman is a RutherFord County Women Roofers and said that ten years ago where she roofed a house with ten other women and it all just had started form there. She had also said that many people would hear about them and would ask to join.
      Nell would send out emails to people and would send about to a hundred people and pretty much said if they want to help just to show up and be ready to work. Men had tried to help the women and tell them what to do but by the end of the day he had told Nell that the women that have helped actually know what they are doing. For the women they say that it is something different and new to them but they enjoy it, they all have a good time because they meet new people and have became really good friends. The group of women have a motto which is that what's set on the roof stays on the roof, they like to help families that need it makes them feel good.
      I think that these group of women are strong to do this job and show men that women can also do a job of a man. I also think that it is a different thing to do and they are able to meet new people and have different experiences with eachother. I think that our culture is different than others because women can do whatever men do and I think that they are doing a good job.
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Jose Villanueva
05-10-2013
11:46 AM ET (US)
   There are these women working on roofs and helping other people live better. They are helping people that were in the hurricanes in the past and have stuff like roof leaks and other problems. When I seen this video I didn't believe it because I didn't know women can do that, especially at there age.You don't see to many women working like this just anywhere. I think thats really cool that there doing this for these people.
   These women are doing this because they like helping others. Some are doing this just simply for charity work and that is is just such a great thing. The oldest women is 75 and she has helped over 75 families and that is just phenomenal. The youngest one working is 13 years old.
    I think that its amazing what they are doing for all the people. They love what they do, there always laughing and having a good time. There motto is what is said on the roof stays on the roof. I wish I can do something to help people that need it.
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Jasmeen Mann
05-10-2013
04:41 AM ET (US)
  This is pretty cool, that girls are helping roof up a house. I mean they are making a difference, these homes are destroyed and need to be repaired. who says that women cant do a mans job, and i think once you put your mind on something you can get it done. These peoples homes are destroyed and these young girls are changing the lives of a lot of people, and they are being good role models, this is what we need, is more kindness and love in this world.
  Get over it, women and men are equal, women are no less than men. Everyone deserves the same amount of respect. In todays world everyone looks for money, and they don't even get the job done right, all that maters is that they get paid. But this is not the case these girls are doing this from the kindness of their heart and soul.
   Its good to know that their is still hope in this world, and its not all bad, fixing someone's roof, or giving someone food and clothes can be the best thing someone can ever give because it is given with love. some folks need to realize we are in a difference century and everyone is learning to be independent, people are learning new things, I hope that we can learn from this world, from these women.
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Alexis Martinez
05-09-2013
05:45 PM ET (US)
  I think that it is weird that a whole bunch of girls were roofing up a house. Usually men would do that and not women. Women always stay at home and clean or do something for the man of the house or do something else. Men were always ment to do the work but not girls, thats different if that would happen.
  
   Every month these group of women get together and go to fix a roof. Every time they have time they go and do that and are thankful for that. The oldest one is even there and so is the youngest. Never they except money to them it makes them fell good inside and makes other people feel good to.And they do all this in North Carolina, Tennesse.
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Jesus Galindo
05-09-2013
05:43 PM ET (US)
Making a difference where people can't fix their own homes and don't have the money for someone to fix them. This is a odd charity but puts happy faces on people. These ladies ages 13-75 are fixing messed up roofs because they think it's a very nice thing to do. This has been all over the news because most people think that women shouldn't do men's jobs. These women disagree and think they are capable of doing anything a man can do. This is a great stand for all women. people's homes and roofs were destroy'd by hurricane Katrina. What madders isn't if women could do a man's job what truly madders is that these ladies are doing something that no man has volunteered to do to help the community. Back in the very old days ladies were thought to do ladies jobs and men to do men's jobs. Now today is different ladies are breading cows and boxing and stuff and we even have men that gay an stuff. Am proud of the ladies doing men stuff and I am ashamed by gay men and marriage. I am proud to say that women are as equally brave as men. Only a person that has little wants big and a person who has lots of something wants little of something.
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AnthonyVaz
05-09-2013
05:07 PM ET (US)
 This is a nice thing that they did because they are helping people that they can't do it anymore so that is a bad thing if they can't to nothing so they call the woman working they are very strong and nice to many people and we just have to be grateful for people like this. Women can do many things and even older women. This is a great opportunity for a older women to go and do something and just get out of the house. This project is really helping both the families and the women at the same time and that is just great. I probably would be to lazy to go out and do something like that and I'm only seventeen. I would do such a thing though if I had the chance.
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Vickeyy Ramirez :)
05-09-2013
12:20 PM ET (US)
   So apparently, there is a big fuzz in the media because a group off middle aged gals are getting together to fix people's roofs who were damaged after hurricane Katrina. These women are re roofing these homes to do a good deed. I find that pretty amazing freaken amazing if I say so myself about 100 women are volunteering to fix people's homes so they can smile and try to go back to normal. We women can do a man's job we don't need a man approval to tell us what to do this is a new generation not the 1900's where we depend on the man to do the work.

   The significance of this issue is that people who had there roof destroyed due to Hurricane Katrina well they women squad will go to your way to fix your roof. I believe there is a big scandal in the Media because everyone is surprise that a woman is actually doing a man's job with any help from a man. Like the women said they don't need a man to be bossing them around they know what they are doing, because they fixed about 60 other homes and it looked they new what they was doing. I find it pretty sexest that men don't believe a woman can do a man's job, come on we have had women working in factories back then while men were busy blowing there brains off at war.

   I personally, believe we women will have men trying to say that we can't do the job right compared to a man. Pshhhh! BS we women only get smarter by the generation we have women plummers,scientists,makors,even doctors. I am very happy to hear that women are making a difference it comforts me to give back to the community and help myself. I'm very interested to see what they will do next. :D :)
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Carlos N
05-09-2013
12:11 PM ET (US)
IN North Carolina, Their are these women that get together and go to places and roof. The women fix your roof with out charge. I think that ,that is really cool and nice of the ladies. You really never see anything like that.

These women help people that can't do it them selfs. They mostly help people that have been affected from Hurricans or natural disasters.They say that all they do is send an email to about one hundred people and they just tell them the address and give them directions. Then they all just show up get to work.

They say that they like to do that because it get them away from there house work, and they can enjoy the outdoors. They say that they get the satisfaction of helping people in need. They say that al they end of the job, they feel like if they had just done that to their own house. I think that these women are making a difference in helping out people, and that is a good thing.
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Cesar Lopez7
05-09-2013
12:10 PM ET (US)
This group of women strong women has made a change to houses an coummunities. They have made changes to houses an to families. They go to houses that have been affected by hurricanes. They work there so hard an they change the whole roofing from houses that need it.


The significance is big because it means a lot to people an these women help a lot. They have became well know for there integety an courage. Many people thank these ladys so much an love them. They even have senior women an young girls the oldest is 75 an the youngest is 13.


I think that this is diffreant thing to everybody. Everyone imagines men doing this kind of work but these ladies know how to manige. They are making a change in the world now many women do men work an many other things.
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AngelAnthony Castellano
05-09-2013
12:05 PM ET (US)
     There are these women working on roofs and helping other people live better. They are helping people that were in the hurricanes in the past and have stuff like roof leaks and other problems. Why was the media focused on these women fixing roofs? Well, I'll tell you why. They are really talking about women working in general a labor job. You don't see to many women working like this just anywhere. This all comes down to the sexist conflict. People underestimate women in labor jobs but in reality women are great at labor jobs also.
     Some of these women are still working and some are already retired. Some are doing this just simply for charity work and that is is just such a great thing. The oldest women is 75 and she has helped over 75 families and that is just phenomenal. They have been to North Carolina, Tennessee, and I think one other place which I do not know of at the moment.
     These women are very strong and helpful to many people and we just have to be grateful for people like this. Women can do many things and even older women. This is a great opportunity for a older women to go and do something and just get out of the house. This project is really helping both the families and the women at the same time and that is just great. I probably would be to lazy to go out and do something like that and I'm only seventeen. I would do such a thing though if I had the chance.
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Abram
05-09-2013
12:02 PM ET (US)
  Women have been reroofing in North Carolina, they do it at least once a month. People are surprised that there are women roofing and there generosity. Why are they doing this? Doing something new and something they never been allowed to do.
  Girls roofing is something you dont see often or hardly. There are a bunch of girls and the oldest one is 75 and they have helped 60 families with there reroofing. One girl sends an email to all the girls when and were and they show up. They do this as charity work, some are retired or are still working. The significance of this is that they're doing something many girls wouldn't even look into or do. This tells you that our society is sexist because there shocked that they can do it and they do a good time. They have a motto when they work, whatever is said on the roof stays on the roof.
  I think this is good because there doing something good for other people. Not many people would take the time off work or retirement and help other families with there roofs. They have proved that it doesn't matter what sex you are you can accomplish anything.

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