U.S. Marine Corps Veteran Receives A New Roof

Southeastern Roofing and Construction individuals are installing a new roof for U.S. Marine Corps veteran James Marshall Jr. and his wife.

The pounding echoed through the Brandon neighborhood, home of U.S. Marine Corps veteran James Marshall Jr. and his wife. Through a partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Hillsborough County Florida, Inc., the Marshalls were selected and approved as recipients for a new roof replacement; the marshals received a shingle roof.

James shared his thoughts on his new roof: “We had some problems with our roof and it was a heavy burden on me to save money, along with the pandemic that had been battling for quite a while.”

He added, “I’m also grateful to people like these who take care of me because I’ve gotten into tough times.”

People wearing bright orange Southeastern Roofing and Construction, LLC shirts were seen on the roof with tools in hand installing a new roof as part of the Owens Corning National Roof Deployment Project. Southeastern Roofing and Construction is also an Owens Corning Platinum Roofing Contractor. More than 275 military personnel have received new roofs since this program began in 2016. Southeastern Roofing and Construction donated the labor and the Owens Corning Foundation donated the roofing material.

Ed Kappaz, President of Southeastern Roofing and Construction, shared how he felt his company’s involvement in this project and said, “Owens Corning gives us the opportunity to partner with Habitat for Humanity of Hillsborough Florida Inc. through this return program gives me one good feeling to be able to help veterans in need. ”

Habitat for Humanity’s Veterans Initiative was founded in 2019. Veterans must meet certain qualifications in order to be accepted into the program for which they are applying.

Nitza Rivera, Veterans Build and Neighborhood Revitalization Program Manager at Habitat for Humanity in Hillsborough Florida, Inc., shared her hopes with this initiative.

“We hope to help more veterans improve their lives,” said Rivera.

More information is available at https://www.habitathillsborough.org. For more information about Owens Corning, please visit https://www.owenscorning.com/en-us. Further information on roofing and construction work to the south-east can be found at https://www.seroof.com

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