Asheboro veteran receives free roof through Roof Deployment Project

Asheboro resident and veteran Lynn Smith got a free roof through the Purple Heart program.

When Lynn Smith returned to her family home in Asheboro, it was in a state of disrepair.

Before her mother died, Smith promised her that she would fix the house. She spent the next seven years renovating the house and the only project left was the roof.

Two years ago, Smith repaired the roof on her own, trying to buy time before buying a new one.

Then her neighbor told her about a program through Purple Heart Homes that gives free roofs to veterans.

On Monday night, Smith moved her last pot to catch the water leaking from her ceiling. Tuesday she got her new roof.

The program

Skywalker Roofing has partnered with the Roof Deployment Project and Purple Heart Homes to provide free roofs to veterans.

The Roof Deployment Project gives free roofs to veterans in need of assistance. Developed in 2016 by Owens Corning Roofing, the program has donated more than 275 roofs in the years since.

Veterans sign up for the project through Purple Heart Homes, and the company selects people who qualify for the free rooftops.

In the Asheboro area, Skywalker Roofing is collaborating with the project to install the roofs. Luke Wilson, owner of Skywalker Roofing, said he got involved in the project because he wanted to help the community.

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