HERNDON, Va. — Beacon Roofing Supply revealed the 10 finalists in its first annual Beacon of Hope contest, a nationwide contest awarding deserving veteran homeowners with new roofs.

The public can vote for their favorite finalists now through Nov. 1. Five winners will receive new roofs from Beacon, and five runners-up will receive $1,000 to help complete necessary repairs.

“We received dozens of stories about veterans facing hardships including financial issues, unemployment, health-related issues and so many more,” said Eric Swank, CEO of Beacon. “Beacon of Hope was created to give back to our veterans who need a basic necessity: a safe place to live. We hope the public is inspired by their stories and help us in our efforts to provide our vets with a ‘Beacon of Hope’.”

The Beacon of Hope contest finalists in alphabetical order include:

  • Lori Lee A. – Turner Falls, Mass.
  • Galen A. – North Port, Fla.
  • Donald A. – Redford, Mich.
  • John B. – Albuquerque, N.M.
  • Madison B. – Woodbury, Minn.
  • Betty F. – Suffolk, Va.
  • Robert H. - Bremerton, Wash.
  • Rodney O. – Plant City, Fla.
  • Michael S. – Overland Park, Kan.
  • Ralph S. – Church Hill, Tenn.

The finalists hail from a wide variety of military branches and backgrounds, including those who served in Korea, Vietnam and Afghanistan. Visit the Beacon of Hope website to read the stories of these brave men and women.

Beacon will announce the winners and runners-up on Veterans Day. To learn more about the Beacon of Hope contest and read the official contest rules, visit go.becn.com/beaconofhope.