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Widow of Memphis Veteran Receives New Roof Installed by Masters Roofing

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

Memphis, TN – November 20, 2018 – Owens Corning Platinum Contractors are working with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis to provide new roofs to veterans in need and their families.

Rosetta White, whose late husband, Alexander Hicks, served in the U.S. Army for 13 years, will receive a new roof on Tuesday, November 27, from Masters Roofing, an Owens Corning Roofing Platinum Contractor, as part of the Owens Corning National Roof Deployment Project. This nationwide effort is a way to show gratitude and honor the veterans who served our country and the families who support them.

“As a locally family owned and operated business, community is important to us because it’s where our family and customers live,” said Ron Itnyre, Co-Owner of Masters Roofing. “It’s also why getting involved in the Roof Deployment Project was so important to us. Knowing we can have a big impact on someone right here in our own backyard is amazing.”

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, Rosetta White was selected and approved as the recipient for the roof replacement. She is a client of Memphis Habitat’s Aging in Place program, which serves local homeowners over the age of 60 through accessibility improvements, mobility modifications, weatherization enhancements and critical home repairs to help them live in their own homes longer.

“Service is always at the heart of Habitat’s mission, and we are proud to help local veterans in collaboration with good corporate citizens like Owens Corning,” said Dwayne Spencer, president & CEO of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis. “Through shelter, we empower, and this winter, Ms. White will be dry and more comfortable because of this new roof thanks to Owens Corning and Masters Roofing.”

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 Masters Roofing
After years of working in roofing and commercial construction, brothers Ronald and Tony Itnyre started Masters Roofing, eight years ago. As a locally operated and family owned company, Masters Roofing can provide your project the superior workmanship and attention to detail it deserves. No job is too big or small for Masters Roofing – they can provide services for roof replacement, roof repair and maintenance, gutter installation, window replacement, siding installation, new construction and exterior painting. For more information, visit www.mastersroofing.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 400 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 4:00 PM
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