John Thielman, a family friend and community leader, began making calls and found plenty of groups willing to help.

Thielman said he heard about No Roof Left Behind and decided to nominate the Condrons. When they became finalists, he began enlisting the help of churches and other groups to vote for the family.

He said that the help continues to pour in from many sources: restaurants that are donating some of their proceeds, contractors providing services for free or reduced cost and volunteer organizations that want to help with tasks such as landscaping and painting. He is hoping that the repair work will be complete by the end of October.