Widow of U.S. Army veteran receives new roof from Garcia Roofing

BATON ROUGE — Things are starting to look up for the widow of a local Army veteran.

Joann Phillips, the wife of U.S. Army veteran Wayne Phillips, received a new roof on Tuesday as part of the Owens Corning Roof Deployment Project.

Through a partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Baton Rouge, Phillips was selected as the recipient of a roof replacement from Garcia Roofing.

The Owens Corning Roofing Deployment Project has provided 425 new roofs to military members since 2016. Craig Carroll with Garcia Roofing said this is the second veteran in south Louisiana to receive a roof through the project.


“We’re very proud of being able to give back to our veterans who served our country,” said Rick Burnett with Owens Corning. “We hope this roof replacement will protect Miss Phillips and her family just like they protected us.”

Habitat for Humanity’s Critical Home Repair program allows low-income homeowners to remain in their homes while repairs are made. The program helps with roofing repairs, installing wheelchair ramps, and assisting with heating and air conditioning repairs.

“We work with homeowners who are in the neighborhoods where we’re already building and identify those who may need repairs,” said Jennifer Lightfoot with Habitat for Humanity.

Editor’s Note: Garcia Roofing is a proud sponsor of Unfiltered with Kiran

For more information on the Roof Deployment Project, or to learn more about how you can get involved, please contact roofdeployment@owenscorning.com.

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