‘Roofs 4 Heroes’ initiative launched by business leaders
By Tim Hadac
Southwest Chicago Post
The deadline has been extended for active-duty military
members, honorably discharged veterans and civilian first responders to apply to receive a free roof for their home.
Now through 5 p.m. Saturday, May 25, nominations will be accepted for active-duty military members, veterans and first responders in need.
The “Roofs 4 Heroes” initiative was launched last month by Geno Randazzo of All Exterior Contractors, in partnership with Beacon Roofing Supply, Tamko Building Products, the Garfield Ridge Chamber of Commerce and State Farm Insurance agent Mike Riordan.
“We want to make sure all our local heroes have ample opportunity to apply and be a part of this exciting contest,” Randazzo said. “If you know anyone who fits the description, please encourage them to apply now.
“Home ownership is part of the American Dream, and that dream is made possible through the bravery of our men and women in uniform,” Randazzo continued. “But that dream can turn into a nightmare for veterans and others in need, when they don’t have the security of a good roof over their heads.”
A blue-ribbon committee will review all nominations, and two winners will be announced on Memorial Day.
Nominations may be made online at allexteriorcontractors.com/roofs-4-heroes.
The person nominated must:
• Live in the greater Midway area: Garfield Ridge, Clearing, West Lawn, Scottsdale, Burbank, Oak Lawn, Bridgeview, Bedford Park, Archer Heights, Mount Greenwood or Summit.
• Be an honorably or medically discharged veteran, an active-duty military member or a first responder.
• Have ownership in a home (either on mortgage/insurance/deed.
Those making nominations must be relatives or friends of nominee and provide a copy of the nominee’s DD214, military or first responder ID.
Nominations must also include a photo of the roof in need of repair, as well as the approximate age of the roof.
Finally, nominations should include biographical information about the nominee and reasons why the nominee is a deserving hero.
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