"The Roof Deployment Project aligns well with our desire to serve the military veteran community"
TOLEDO, Ohio & ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Owens Corning announced today an expansion of its successful partnership
with Habitat for Humanity to install roofs on the homes of military
veterans nationwide as part of the Roof Deployment Project.
The Roof Deployment Project was established in 2016 by Owens Corning
Roofing and its Platinum Contractors to identify, honor and help protect
veterans by installing new roofs. Through last year’s project, Owens
Corning installed 23 roofs for military families across 14 states.
“Watching communities rally around an active military or veterans’
family who needed a new roof was very special,” said Jason Lewinski, the
contractor network leader for Owens Corning Roofing. “We and our
Platinum Contractors are excited to work with Habitat for Humanity to
serve a distinct need across the country.”
For the veterans and their families who make sacrifices for others’
freedom, Owens Corning Roofing and its network of independent Platinum
Contractors, along with support from the Owens Corning Foundation, will
donate roofing materials and labor to Habitat. The company expects to
build on last year’s results and install even more new roofs on
veterans’ homes in 2017.
Owens Corning is in the final year of its second three-year, $1 million
partnership with Habitat. Owens Corning and Habitat have partnered to
help build or repair homes to help families around the world build
strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter.
“The Roof Deployment Project aligns well with our desire to serve the
military veteran community,” said David Gilkeson, director of Veteran’s
Build, Habitat for Humanity International. “We are grateful to Owens
Corning for creating a program that will help veterans and their
families have a safe and decent place to live.”
Owens Corning’s network of independent Roofing Platinum Contractors meet
strict standards for professionalism, business stability and customer
About Habitat for Humanity
Driven by the vision that everyone needs a decent place to live, Habitat
for Humanity began in 1976 as a grassroots effort on a community farm in
southern Georgia. The Christian housing organization has since grown to
become a leading global nonprofit working in nearly 1,400 communities
throughout the U.S. and in more than 70 countries. Families and
individuals in need of a hand up partner with Habitat for Humanity to
build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help
build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable
mortgage. Through financial support, volunteering or adding a voice to
support affordable housing, everyone can help families achieve the
strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build better lives
for themselves. Through shelter, we empower. To learn more, visit
About Owens Corning
Owens Corning (NYSE:OC) develops, manufactures and markets insulation,
roofing, and fiberglass composites. Global in scope and human in scale,
the company’s market-leading businesses use their deep expertise in
materials, manufacturing and building science to develop products and
systems that save energy and improve comfort in commercial and
residential buildings. Through its glass reinforcements business, the
company makes thousands of products lighter, stronger and more durable.
Ultimately, Owens Corning people and products make the world a better
place. Based in Toledo, Ohio, Owens Corning posted 2016 sales of $5.7
billion and employs about 16,000 people in 26 countries. It has been a
Fortune 500® company for 62 consecutive years. For more
information, please visit www.owenscorning.com.