GAF and 10K Construction, a roofing contractor in Coon Rapids, Minn., teamed up with local nonprofits to donate a roof to a deserving veteran just in time for the winter season.
Following his time serving in Vietnam from 1967-1968 supporting Army intelligence efforts as assistant chief of staff of the Special Security Group, Rich Daniels of Chaska, Minn., has dedicated a huge part of his life to serving other veterans. He’s active in the VFW, American Legion and Disabled American Veterans of Minnesota, serving as the Chaska VFW post commander.
The disabled Vietnam War veteran is also a former history teacher who takes pride in working with local educators and classrooms to talk about Vietnam and his life since the war. In 1991, he built the home he and his family live in, which still had the original roof. Unfortunately, the roof was showing signs of major deterioration, and due to his condition, Daniels couldn’t replace the roof himself.
That’s when GAF and 10K Construction stepped in to help. Coming together with the Contractors Association of Minnesota and the Disabled American Veterans of Minnesota, the roofing companies donated the materials and labor to replace his roof.
“We’re a volunteer nonprofit organization, so we look for building suppliers like GAF and then we have contractors, and our contractors donate their time. That way it’s no cost to the veteran,” Todd Mutchler, an advisory board member for Contractors Association of Minnesota, told SWNewsmedia.
SWNewsmedia reports the roof replacement took place Nov. 28, installed by 10K Construction just one day before the first major snowfall of the year took place.
“It was definitely due for a replacement. It was a three tab shingle,” Jake Iskierka, president of 10K Construction, told SWNewsmedia.