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Vietnam vet, former volunteer receives new roof

Owens Corning Roof Deployment Project aids military veterans

A McCullom Lake veteran has a new roof on his home through a nationwide project to give back to military vets.

Marty Lenzen, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran who served in Vietnam, received a new roof Monday from Aurora-based D-Wing Construction. The new roof was installed through a partnership between Owens Corning platinum contractors and Habitat for Humanity of McHenry County, which seeks to provide new roofs to veterans in need as part of the Owens Corning Roof Deployment Project.

D-Wing is an Owens Corning Roofing platinum contractor. This nationwide effort is designed to show gratitude and honor veterans and the families who support them. Since the inception of the Owens Corning National Roof Deployment Project in 2016, more than 140 military members have received new roofs.

Lenzen personally knows what it means to give back. He is a former volunteer for Habitat for Humanity of McHenry County and remains active in the McCullom Lake community.

“As a locally owned and operated company, we care about our neighbors and the well-being of their homes,” said Dave Mirra, owner and president of D-Wing Construction. “This build in particular is a special one because it gives us a chance to honor Mr. Lenzen and make an immediate, long-lasting impact on his life.”

Owens Corning Roofing and its network of independent platinum contractors, 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 the partnership with Habitat for Humanity, Lenzen was selected and approved for the roof replacement.

“Everyone deserves a home that is both safe and secure, especially Mr. Lenzen, who has sacrificed so much for our country,” said Bill Lee, construction manager at Habitat for Humanity of McHenry County. “It’s inspiring to see the Roof Deployment Project connect local organizations within the community and give them the chance to show their support and appreciation for our veterans.”

For information on the project or to learn how to become involved, visit www.RoofDeploymentProject.com

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