100th Roof Replacement
Published Thursday, August 23, 2018
Toledo, Ohio (WTVG)
Rosalind Easterly has been dealing with a leaky roof for a while.
Maumee Valley Habitat for Humanity, The City of Toledo, Owens Corning and others are fixing the leaks with a new roof.
“Too often, families/people on a limited budget or fixed income can’t afford to replace their roof. These 100 or more roof replacements would not be possible without the generosity of Owens Corning and the support of the City of Toledo. It is a great partnership, and we look forward to growing our impact in the years ahead,” says Michael McIntyre, executive director, Maumee Valley Habitat for Humanity.
The Roof Replacement Initiative started in 2015 with the strong support of donated roofing product from Owens Corning. The initiative gained momentum in December 2017 when Habitat for Humanity and Owens Corning announced the completion of 50 roof replacements and pledged to finish another 50 in 2018, with the support of the City of Toledo.
“The Owens Corning Foundation is committed to safe, affordable housing, and we pursue that goal through our tremendous global partnership with Habitat for Humanity,” said Don Rettig, president, Owens Corning Foundation. “To that end, we’re excited to partner with Maumee Valley Habitat for Humanity in our hometown to help these families in dire need of new roofs on their homes.”
The Roofing Replacement Initiative is part of Maumee Valley Habitat of Humanity’s Home Repair Program. This application-based program offers repairs and home preservation services to area homeowners in need of assistance.
The shingles and roofing materials are donated by Owens Corning, however no the labor.
Rosalind will pay $56 a month for the next 24 months. The total cost of her roof is $1,500. It is an interest free loan, making the new roof affordable.