DURANT - Lowe’s Hero Project in conjunction with Owen Corning and Next Generation, provided a new roof to a Durant couple who are retired 20 year Marine Corps veterans.
Each year Lowe’s receives a grant that is put into action into the local community. Last year the program made updates to Rocket Park.
When the grant came around this year the Marine Corps in Tulsa asked Lowe’s to get involve and help out the vets.
When the crew arrived, the roof had noticeable holes with tarps on top to keep out the elements. As a result of the leaking shingles, water damage had cause some of the wood to rot away.
“This is our way giving back make to the community and someone in need,” said Lowe’s store manager Joey Scott. “Especially veterans. It’s because of them and everything they did to allow us to be here.”
The crew put up new side boards to replace the rotted boards, a coat of paint, fixed their back porch, fixed some structural damage and did a little landscaping as well.
“They are 20 year veterans and they served for us and we want to give them a home they can be proud of,” said Lowe’s assistant store manger Kevin Clark. “We aren’t looking for anything in return, we just want to say thank you.”