Army Veteran Receives Roof Replacement on Generational Home

RCS Roof Replacement
November 24, 2021 at 6:00 a.m.

By Cass Jacoby.  

The Owens Corning National Roof Deployment Project helps secure a roof over another veteran’s head.  

U.S. Army veteran Ronald Johnson received a new roof from ARAC Roof It Forward last July as part of the Owens Corning National Roof Deployment Project.  

Ronald lives in Ellenwood, Georgia with his wife and has four children and 15 grandchildren. He served 13 years in the U.S. Army, starting as a storage specialist and then trained as a small engines and diesel tech. Throughout the years, Ronald saw a lot of the U.S. and the world, having been stationed at Fort Jackson, Fort Bennett, Fort Hood and deployed to the Canal Zone and Germany. After he was injured and retired from active duty, he re-enlisted as a reservist. 

Ronald told the Clayton NewsDaily. Com that his roof was first built by his grandfather in 1955. Ronald’s grandfather purchased 10 acres of land and built four houses for his family members. Although the property has been divided up, the houses are still owned by the family members. Ronald’s mother initially purchased the home he lives in now from the grandfather and then Ronald purchased the home.  

He has fixed some of the issues with his home, like replacing the water heater and HVAC, but he needed help with his leaking roof, which is when he reached out to Habitat for Humanity DeKalb. To make the new roof installation possible, Habitat DeKalb partnered with ARAC Roof It Forward, an Owens Corning Platinum Roofing contractor, and Ronald’s roof was selected to be replaced.  

ARAC Roof It Forward’s mission is to “Honor God through giving, which makes us a unique contractor...We always do our part to get involved in the community and good causes through our Roof It Forward program and in other ways.” Their partnership with the Owens Corning Roof Deployment Project to show gratitude and honor the veterans who served our country and the families who support them certainly aligns with their commitment to their community.

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About Cass  

Cass works as a reporter/writer for RoofersCoffeeShop and AskARoofer. When she isn’t writing about roofs, she is writing about movies for her master's degree and dancing with her plants.

Photo credit: Clayton News Daily.Com

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