A Marietta Army veteran was surprised with a new roof by a local contracting company who wanted to thank him for his service.
Neil Kessler had a new roof installed on his home by employees from Marietta- based Findlay Roofing and volunteers from the Northwest Metro Atlanta Habitat for Humanity last Tuesday. (Picture left: Neil Kessler, a disabled Army veteran, stands with his daughter in front of their home as members of Marietta-based Findlay Roofing replace his roof.)
Kessler’s roof had a hole in it that leaked water into his living room, but not anymore.
“Veterans sacrifice so much for all of us. They deserve our help in return,” said Jessica Gill, interim president and CEO for Northwest Metro Habitat “Unfortunately, due to physical limitations, Neil has been unable to properly maintain the exterior of his home, resulting in a leak in the family’s living room.”
Finlay Roofing president Steve Findlay said the nationwide effort is a way to show gratitude and honor the veterans who served the U.S.
The gesture is part of a national initiative called the Owens Corning Roof Deployment Project.
“We’ve installed close to 55,000 roofs and this will be the most memorable,” Findlay said. “Neil and his family are more than deserving of a new roof and a home that’s safe, warm and dry.”