SPARTANBURG, S.C. (July 17, 2019) – Guy Roofing, one of the nation’s top 20 roofing contractors, provided free labor to install a new roof for a Rock Hill veteran as part of the Owens Corning Roof Deployment Project. The installation took place on Friday, July 12.
The project is part of a nationwide effort to show gratitude and honor veterans who served our country and the families who support them.
“Our veterans and their families have made incredible sacrifices for our country,” said Jeff Guy, Vice President, Guy Roofing, Inc. “Taking part in projects like this one is our way of saying ‘thank you for your service.’”
“We are proudly committed to supporting and making a difference in our community,” said Kelli Gosnell, Director of Marketing at Guy Roofing Inc. “We want to do our part to make it a better place and there’s no more satisfying way to do that than by lending a helping hand to a veteran and his family who need it.”
David Salas, a United States Army Reserve veteran, was selected and approved for the roof replacement through a partnership between Owens Corning and Habitat for Humanity of York County.
“Veterans need to know how much we recognize and appreciate their sacrifices," said Tim Veeck, Executive Director/CEO at Habitat for Humanity of York County. “It’s inspiring to see local organizations come together to give back to Mr. Salas through the Roof Deployment Project, and we’re proud to be a part of it.”
As an independent Owens Corning Platinum Contractor, Guy Roofing provided the labor and installation expertise. Owens Corning, with support from the Owens Corning Foundation, donated the roofing materials. Since its inception in 2016, the project has provided new roofs for more than 130 military members nationwide.
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About Guy Roofing
Founded in 1970, Guy Roofing, Inc. is a third-generation, family-owned business that has grown to become one of the top 20 roofing contractors in the United States. The company serves customers across the country from its headquarters in Spartanburg, S.C. as a trusted partner of builders, developers, insurance companies and roofing consultants, providing engineered roofing solutions for commercial, industrial and residential applications. Guy Roofing is the official roofing contractor of the Carolina Panthers. For more information, visit www.guyroofing.com.
About Owens Corning
Owens Corning is a global leader in insulation, roofing, and fiberglass composite materials. Its insulation products conserve energy and improve acoustics, fire resistance, and air quality in the spaces where people live, work, and play. Its roofing products and systems enhance curb appeal and protect homes and commercial buildings alike. Its fiberglass composites make thousands of products lighter, stronger, and more durable. Owens Corning provides innovative products and solutions that deliver a material difference to its customers and, ultimately, make the world a better place. The business is global in scope, with operations in 33 countries. It is also human in scale, with 20,000 employees cultivating local and longstanding relationships with customers. Based in Toledo, Ohio, USA, the company posted 2018 sales of $7.1 billion. Founded in 1938, it has been a Fortune 500® company for 65 consecutive years. For more information, please visit www.owenscorning.com.
About Habitat for Humanity of York County
Driven by the vision that everyone needs a decent place to live, Habitat for Humanity of York County was founded in 1988 as an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International. Since our founding, through our homeownership program 70 families and their children now live in safe, affordable homes and more than 150 families are living in healthier, safer, more energy efficient and accessible homes through our home repair program. This is thanks to thousands of selfless volunteers and generous donors who contribute to our work. Habitat for Humanity International 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 more than 1,200 communities throughout the U.S. and in more than 70 countries serving more than 22 million individuals. 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 www.yorkcountyhabitat.org.
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