James Horne, a Vietnam veteran and Sterling, Virginia resident, was selected by DryHome Roofing and Siding as the recipient of a new roof through its 16th annual Free Roof for the Holidays program after a kind caregiver nominated him.
“We are so proud to help Mr. Horne,” stated DryHome President Steve Gotschi. “He is a kind man who has served our nation and now needs a little help himself. He is very humble and didn’t want to ask for help, but his wonderful caregiver reached out to us. We hope that the new roof on the home he loves makes his holiday brighter, warmer and safer.”
Throughout November, Sterling-based DryHome accepted nominations from customers and the community to identify a Northern Virginia individual, family or nonprofit in need. DryHome selected Horne as the recipient based on his needs, the condition of his roof and the heartfelt nomination from Davanna Black of Loudoun Volunteer Caregivers, a nonprofit whose volunteers help frail, elderly and disabled adults maintain independent living.
Horne, who lives by himself in Sterling, is on a limited income. His home, which he loves dearly, is in disrepair. It has a gas leak and has not had hot water for years. In Davanna Black’s nomination letter, she wrote, “With the help of the local plumber and other veterans, we are in the process of getting Mr. Horne hot water. With your help, he will have a warm and dry home, too.”