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100,000 roof shingles donated to Twin Cities Habitat by Owens Corning

A good roof is a must for a home in Minnesota. Yet too many Twin Cities families live under inadequate or dilapidated roofs. Thanks to Owens Corning’s donation of more than 100,000 shingles, Twin Cities Habitat will be able to ensure a lot more families have a safe roof in the coming year. These shingles will be enough to cover more than 60 roofs. Shingles Donation resized 600

 “The donated shingles have made a tremendous difference in Habitat’s ability to directly help low-income homeowners repair and stabilize their home,” said Troy Blakestad, Twin Cities Habitat’s Critical Home Repair Program Coordinator. In one case, A Brush with Kindness was able to put a new roof on a home for a family just a few weeks after getting their application. 

Owens Corning also donated attic insulation for a Cargill-sponsored home in Robbinsdale and wall insulation for a home in Shakopee. Twin Cities Habitat’s project manager Jonathan Birkholz said “The donation was a big help in our mission. It also contributed to other projects because we have the extra assets to distribute elsewhere.” 

Donations come in all forms
Owens Corning is a global leader in building materials and composite solutions. Their products help make Habitat homes efficient and affordable long term. During 2011 alone, Owens Corning donated enough shingles to re-roof over 370 homes for low-income families around the country.

In-kind donations, like building materials or pro-bono professional services, are critical to keeping Twin Cities Habitat’s costs low. These allow us to serve more families. If you have connections that could lead to any type of in-kind donation please contact Mark Turbak at mark.turbak@tchabitat.org or 612-305-7120.

matt haugen

matt haugen

Matt Haugen has been collecting and sharing the great stories of Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity as Communications Manager since 2010. He earned his undergraduate and master’s degree from Northwestern University before spending ten years writing for TV news in the Twin Cities. He’s passionate about convincing people when he’s right on things, and being educated about it when he’s not.

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