FORT WORTH, Texas, April 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Congressman Marc Veasey (D-TX) today joined the Lon Smith "Roof for Vets" program to honor Vietnam Veteran Harold Sanders.
"I am so thankful for this new roof," Mr. Sanders said as the workers began the installation process. "I can't thank Lon Smith Roofing enough."
Mr. Sanders was chosen as the first 2017 recipient of the "Roof for Vets" program that selects a veteran who could not afford a new roof on his own. Mr. Sanders recently spent most of his life savings to help pay medical bills as his wife died from cancer.
"What a privilege to be able to help serve Mr. Sanders with a new roof," said Scott Hamilton, Vice President of Lon Smith Roofing. "He served our country in uniform in Vietnam. He has been a productive citizen in his community and in his job. And unfortunately, circumstances with his wife impacted him financially. His roof has severe leaks in it. So we are all too happy to install this new roof for him free of charge. And what an honor to do so with our friend, Congressman Veasey. He has long been a friend to veterans. And we are pleased he joined us today."
"The fact that Lon Smith Roofing goes out of its way to honor our veterans says a great deal about the character of this company," Congressman Veasey said. "And it says a great deal about the people of Congressional District 33."
Scott Hamilton added that the Roof for Vets program selects four recipients a year and that people should feel free to contact the Lon Smith office to nominate a worthy veteran. He also said that Lon Smith recently began a partnership with the Bush Presidential Center Military Service Initiative to do even more to help local vets.
"The Roof for Vets program is just one way we are trying to honor our veterans," he said. "We believe it's the least we can do to serve those who have served us."
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