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Habitat For HumanityOwens Corning Platinum Contractors are working with Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley to provide new roofs to veterans in need and their families.

James Lore, a United States Army veteran who served in Vietnam from 1969 until 1971, and his wife Jonnie, also a United States Army veteran received a new roof from Tittle Brothers Construction, a local 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.

“We are a family owned and operated company with more than a decade of experience in the Southgate, Dearborn and Detroit metro region and this community is like family to us,” said Greg Tittle, Founder and Owner of Tittle Brothers Construction. “It’s an honor to know that we can help James and his wife, who is also a veteran, and make an impact right in our own backyard.”

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 Huron Valley, James and Jonnie Lore were selected and approved as the recipients for the roof replacement.

“We are grateful for this partnership with Owens Corning and Tittle Brothers Construction,” said Heidi Frankenhauser, Home Improvement Program Manager at Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley. “Collaborations like this help us serve more families and ensure decent, safe housing.”

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

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The National Low Income Housing Coalition finds that 2.5 million veterans heading households are at least 55 years of age. Of those 2.5 million veterans, 24 percent have housing cost burdens. Unlike our older civilians, our older veterans are more likely to have a disability — 35 percent versus 28 percent — which may require home modifications, health and other supportive services as they age.

In addition, nearly 4 million of our veterans pay at least 30 percent of their income toward rent or mortgage, while more than 1.5 million pay at least 50 percent. As you can imagine, using half of your income to pay your rent or mortgage is an enormous strain on any budget. Our critical repair program helps to keep the repairs affordable for Veterans.

Please contact Heidi at (734) 263 - 2317 for more information about the Veteran’s Critical Repair Program.

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Charter Township of Ypsilanti  •  7200 S. Huron River Dr. Ypsilanti, Mi 48197  •  (734) 484 - 4700

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