Giving Back - FRSA Members Giving Back to the Community - May 2022

Mon, May 30, 2022 at 8:00AM

Habitat for Humanity, Local Businesses Gift Recycled Roof to Tampa Veteran

A local veteran received a new roof as part of a project from Habitat for Humanity that hopes to use recycled shingles to give shelter to 500 residents in need. Carl Montgomery looks at the house he’s called home for more than 50 years. “It’s a refuge, a place for safety, comfort,” he said. “There’s nothing like having your own home, that’s for sure.”

The veteran lives in the home with his elderly father. The house is well-loved but was in need of repairs, especially the roof, which had started leaking and coming apart.

“The insurance company won’t insure you if the roof is so many years old, so I had to get it done either way you look at it,” said Montgomery.

But a new roof was out of Montgomery ‘s budget. That’s when Habitat for Humanity became involved, partnering with roofing companies GAF and Watertight Roofing to help keep Montgomery’s home livable.

“I’m overwhelmed. It’s just exciting to watch. I’m sitting out here all day right along with them. It’s great,” said Montgomery. Read more.

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