Tadlock Roofing and other Owens Corning Platinum Contractors are working with Purple Heart Homes Inc to provide new roofs to veterans in need and their families as part of the Owens Corning Roof Deployment Project.
Arthur Keller, a 73-year-old veteran, received a new roof on Tuesday, Feb. 26, from Tadlock Roofing as an effort to show gratitude and honor the veterans who served our country and the families who support them. Since the inception of the Owens Corning National Roof Deployment Project in 2016, more than 100 military members have received new roofs, free of charge.
Arthur Keller watched his father serve in the U.S. Army and spend four years at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. After witnessing the courage put forth by his father, Arthur decided to enlist in the Army as well. Arthur served as a Specialist First Class at Fort Bliss in Texas before he was stationed in Okinawa with the 62nd Artillery. He returned stateside to complete the remainder of his active duty back at Fort Bliss and was discharged in 1968.
“The roof on Arthur’s house as well as his front porch is in need of serious repair. WeDale Tadlock
wantto provide Arthur with the necessary renovations to make his home safe and comfortable. It is the least we can do to show our appreciation for this veteran.”
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 Purple Heart Homes Inc, Arthur Keller was selected and approved as the recipient for Tuesday’s roof replacement.
“Tadlock Roofing, Inc. has no idea the positive and life-long impact this will have for Arthur. It is moving to see local companies step up to help and support the community, especially for veterans like Dale.”John Gallina, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of Purple Heart Homes Inc.
For more information on the Roof Deployment Project, or to learn more about how you can get involved, visit www.RoofDeploymentProject.com.
See some pictures from the event below: