Frontline worker gets new roof thanks to GAF, Morris Habitat for Humanity in New Jersey

MINE HILL, New Jersey (WABC) – Thanks to GAF and Morris Habitat for Humanity, a frontline healthcare worker is getting a new roof.

Patricia Lopez and her family in Mine Hill have been in need of a new roof for some time.

Lopez works as a nurse’s assistant in a Morris County hospital.

She was on the front line, fighting the COVID-19 pandemic for a year. She also raised her young son on her own.

During this difficult and stressful time, she put the needs of others before her own, despite having a roof that was in need of repair.

After learning about Lopez’s story, GAF partnered with Morris Habitat for Humanity to give it a new roof.

“Habitat for Humanity is taking the initiative to help someone who works on the front lines, someone in need, by receiving the donated materials and manpower,” said Danny Caivano of GAF. “We’re here to help.”

GAF donated the roofing material and installation work through its students to the Roofing Academy, who are currently participating in the company’s two-week, non-teaching training program.

Some in the umbrella industry and Habitat for Humanity have found a meaningful space to work and give back to healthcare workers, and this is not their first attempt.

Last summer, several organizations helped replace this family’s roof after their husband and father died of COVID.

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