Community partners celebrate 200th roof replacement in Lucas County
Published Tuesday, July 28, 2020
After years of caring for others, it is now a local Toledo man’s turn to a receive helping hand from his community. Osmound Bridges is the primary caretaker in his family. Mr. Bridges moved back to Toledo in 2010 to take care of his mother. After her passing in 2012, he acquired her aging house and recently started caring for his sister and brother.
Earlier this year, Mr. Bridges tried to repair the chimney on his home himself. However, the project became too much for him. He turned to Maumee Valley Habitat for Humanity for help.
With the support of the City of Toledo’s Community Block Grant funding and donated product from Owens Corning, Maumee Valley Habitat for Humanity will assist Mr. Bridges with an affordable roof replacement through its Home Repair program. His roof is worth celebrating. In partnership, the Department of Neighborhoods, Owens Corning, and Maumee Valley Habitat for Humanity, the Bridges’ roof replacement will be the 200th roof replacement in Lucas County.
Over the past three years, with the growing support of Owens Corning and the City of Toledo, Maumee Valley Habitat for Humanity (MVHFH) has continued to expand its roof replacement program to meet the needs of area homeowners. MVHFH plans to replace 65 roofs in Lucas County this year.