Local Veteran Receives New Roof In Partnership with Owens Corning, Certified Roofing Specialists and
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles

The Roof Deployment Project Gives Back to U.S. Military Veterans 

Kim Berling, daughter of U.S. Army Vet (right), with a Certified Roofing Specialist representative (left) watching the new roof being built.

Los Angeles, CA – July 23, 2020: Mary Berling, wife of late U.S. Army veteran, William Berling, received a new roof on Monday, July 6, 2020, from Certified Roofing Specialists, an Owens Corning Roofing Platinum Preferred Contractor, as part of the Owens Corning Roof Deployment Project. Through a partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles’ (Habitat LA) Habitat for Heroes program, Mrs. Berling was selected and approved as the recipient for the roof replacement. 

The Owens Corning Roof Deployment Project is a nationwide effort to show gratitude and honor the veterans who served our country and the families who support them. The program works with local Habitat for Humanity affiliates to identify, honor and help deserving military veterans by installing new roofs. Since the inception of this program in 2016, more than 190 military members have received new roofs. 

Habitat LA recognizes that our veteran population is growing, with many throughout Los Angeles struggling to have access to basic needs, including safe and affordable housing,” said Erin Rank, President and CEO, Habitat LA. “Through the generous support of Owens Corning and Certified Roofing Specialists, our Habitat for Heroes program has helped alleviate health and safety issues for another deserving family.”  

Habitat for Heroes Home Repair for Veterans program provides interior and exterior improvements to low-income veteran households. Veteran households include households with a veteran homeowner or caregiver to a veteran household member. Since 2011, more than 100 veteran families have benefited from Habitat LA housing services. For the Berling family home in Whitter, the Owens Corning Foundation donated the roofing materials and Certified Roofing Specialists donated the labor. 

Mary Berling’s new roof being put on her house.

According to The Los Angeles County Veterans Study, conducted by the USC School of Social Work Center for Innovation and Research on Veterans & Military FamiliesCalifornia is home to over 1.8 million former service members, making it the largest veteran population of any state in the United States, and Los Angeles County is the most populous. Habitat LA is committed to not only addressing the need for affordable housing, but also working with community partners to understand the veterans’ landscape of greater Los Angeles. 

To see Owens Corning, Certified Roofing Specialists and Habitat LA’s commitment in action, check out our NBC 4 News media mention 

For more information on Habitat for Heroes or to learn how to get involved, please visit https://www.habitatla.org/get-involved/habitat-for-heroes/.  

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

About Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles 

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. As the top nonprofit residential homebuilder in the greater Los Angeles area with Charity Navigator 4-Star rating for eight consecutive years and the Platinum GuideStar status for transparency, Habitat LA has partnered with volunteers, donors and Habitat homeowners to build, renovate and repair more than 1,000 homes locally since 1990. The lives of thousands of individuals have been transformed as a result of having a decent and affordable place to call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes and pay an affordable mortgage. By supporting Habitat LA through volunteerism, donations and supporting affordable housing, everyone can help families achieve the stability and self-reliance they need to build a better future. To learn more, visit www.habitatla.org. 

About Owens Corning 

Owens Corning is a global building and industrial materials leader. The company’s three integrated businesses are dedicated to the manufacture and advancement of a broad range of insulation, roofing and fiberglass composite materials. Leveraging the talents of 19,000 employees in 33 countries, Owens Corning provides innovative products and sustainable solutions that address energy efficiency, product safety, renewable energy, durable infrastructure, and labor productivity. These solutions provide a material difference to the company’s customers and make the world a better place. Based in Toledo, Ohio, USA, the company posted 2019 sales of $7.2 billion. Founded in 1938, it has been a Fortune 500® company for 66 consecutive years. For more information, please visit www.owenscorning.com. 

About Certified Roofing Specialists 

Roofing is a tough process to go through, so let us help. Whether it is time to change or repair your roof, we will be there to give you our professional opinion of what is best for you. We have been helping customers for over 16 years. You can put your trust in Certified Roofing Specialists, we are leading the way for Roofing Excellence! You can rest assure that we will approach each and every one of our roofing projects with honesty, responsibility to our customer, great workmanship, and best of all with that passion to keeping our customers happy! 

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Media Contact: 
Genetric Brown 
C: 310-808-5902 
gbrown@habitatla.org