Veteran receives a new roof in Middleton thanks to a team effort

Posted at 3:24 PM, Oct 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-10 17:24:56-04

Ann Sweeney served in the U.S. Air Force back in the Vietnam era, she started out in photography then transitioned into helping service members who struggled with substance abuse, something she continued after serving for ten years in the military.

"I really enjoyed that the most because I love working with people," said Sweeney.

The veteran's roof was leaking, but thanks to the Owens Corning Roof Development project a crew from Idaho Roofing Contractors installed a new roof on her Middleton home.

Sweeney was selected for this project by the Canyon County Habitat for Humanity who teamed up with the other organizations to give back to a veteran who's selfless service made a positive impact in so many lives.

"I do love it and they say that when you give, you get back and I do believe that," said Sweeney. "It's so exciting I've been wanting to get a new roof for the longest time but haven't been able to, so this is really a blessing."

The crew from Idaho Roofing Contractors all of whom are legal workers in the United States finished the roof in one day, all the building materials and the labor was donated by Owens Corning.

"It just means a lot to be able to do this because she has given so much to our community by serving," said Corky Copp of Idaho Roofing Contractors a local company. "We wanted to give something back to her."

In the future crews will paint the outside of Sweeney's house and help level out the inside to help her be able to move around easier.