Veteran from Mt. Morris receives new roof from Habitat for Humanity program

Published: Oct. 26, 2017 at 12:05 PM EDT
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(10/25/2017) - A third-generation U.S. Air Force veteran from Mt. Morris received a new roof Wednesday courtesy of C & L Ward and Owens Corning.

A full team of contractors went to work on the Mt. Morris home of John Carline early in the morning, as part of the Roof Deployment Project. The entire tear down and installation process was completed in one day.

Carline had applied for assistance through Habitat for Humanity.

"No one ever likes to ask for help, but when they need it you have got to be there to give it to them," said Jeff Calvin, vice president of installations, C&L Ward. "Particularly a lot of times with veterans they are going to be independent and they don't want to necessarily come out and say this, so it's kind of nice when you see people find them and we can give back to them. Everybody deserves it."

The Roof Deployment Project started in 2016. By the end of this year, C&L Ward expects to have helped 55 Vets with new roofs.