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Memphis Veteran Receives New Roof Installed by Republic Roofing & Restoration

Owens Corning Roof Deployment Project Gives Back to U.S. Military Veterans

Memphis, Tenn., May 14, 2019 – Owens Corning Platinum Contractors are working with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis to provide new roofs to veterans in need and their families as part of the Owens Corning Roof Deployment Project.

Veteran Clifton Boykin will receive a new roof on Thursday, May 16, from Republic Roofing & Restoration, an Owens Corning Roofing Platinum Contractor. This nationwide effort is a way to show gratitude and honor the veterans who served our country and the families who support them. Since the inception of the Owens Corning National Roof Deployment Project in 2016, more than 120 military members have received new roofs.

“It’s a privilege to us to be able to repay Clifton for all his has done to serve our country and we couldn’t be more grateful for veterans like him,” said Michael Ward, Owner of Republic Roofing & Restoration. “We want Clifton to know how thankful we are for his service and let him know we appreciate all he’s done.”

Owens Corning Roofing and its network of independent Platinum Contractors, along with support from the Owens Corning Foundation, are donating roofing materials and labor to replace roofing shingles on the homes of military veterans and their families throughout the country. Through a partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis, Clifton Boykin was selected and approved as the recipient for the roof replacement.

"It’s really special to see local businesses give back to the community in such a big and impactful way," said Shannon Morgan, Senior Programs Manager, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis. “At Habitat, we believe everyone deserves a decent place to live, and we are proud to partner with the Owens Corning Roof Deployment Project and Republic Roofing & Restoration to help Clifton improve his home.”

For more information on the Roof Deployment Project, or to learn more about how you can get involved, visit www.RoofDeploymentProject.com.  

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 2017 sales of $6.4 billion and employs 19,000 people in 37 countries. It has been a Fortune 500® company for 63 consecutive years. For more information, please visit www.owenscorning.com/.   

About Republic Roofing & Restoration
Republic Roofing & Restoration is licensed throughout the mid-south as a general contractor and provides full service commercial, multi-family and residential roofing services. As an authorized installer for a diverse line of roofing systems our team is proud to have successfully completed over 24 million dollars of construction services for our clients. Our team utilizes cutting-edge technology and continuing education which affords our customers with the highest quality roofing systems on the market. For more information, please visit https://republicexteriors.com/.

About Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis partners with people in our community to help them build or improve places they can call home through new home construction, rehabilitation projects and Aging in Place accessibility and mobility modifications for aging homeowners. Since 1983, Memphis Habitat has helped more than 500 first-time homebuyers secure affordable mortgages and completed rehabilitation and home modification projects in partnership with more than 600 local homeowners, helping them achieve the independence they need to build a better life for themselves and their families. For more information, visit memphishabitat.com.

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Posted by Kim Morrison at 11:00 AM
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