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Vet gets a much needed new roof - free

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A local veteran has a new roof, thanks to the kindness of others.

Several partners including Owens Corning and Habitat for Humanity helped a two year Coast Guard vet get a new roof added to his home  in Manito, IL.

That veteran says he is disabled and cannot work.

He tells 25 News he had four rooms in his Manito home that had been leaking for years.

"I just thought this is unbelievable! I mean, I have no experience with, you know, Habitat for Humanity, so I wasn't quite sure how this was all going to play out,"  Stephen Roripaugh, homeowner

Stephen says he lived with those leaks in the roof for seven years but knew that couldn't last forever.

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