JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The family of a local military veteran who recently died is getting a new roof on their Arlington home.
The Hunt family lost their husband and father, Victor Hunt, in July.
His loved ones — including his son, Lucas, who has special needs — were left living in a home with a roof that was leaking and desperately needed to be replaced, but they couldn’t afford to pay the deductible for their insurance.
A sales representative from Tadlock Roofing met the family through day-to-day roofing business, and after hearing about their plight, the company’s management decided to provide the family with a roof — free of charge — as part of its effort to help those in need.
“I started crying, and I told my husband, guess what? That’s one less stress I have to worry about. I just inherited the home and I have no clue how to start from one side of the house to the other,” said Mollie Hunt, Victor Hunt’s daughter. “I was so thankful. I was crying.”
The family said Lucas Hunt was faced with having to live in a group home because of the conditions resulting from the leaky roof, but now that the roof is fixed, he will be able to stay at home with them.