Two men are working on fixing up a Flint home to give wounded veterans a place to stay, and RetroFoam of Michigan was able to help make the house more energy efficient.
Markiece Patrick and Tobias Lerke have been working on the home in Flint’s College Cultural Neighborhood to make it more energy-efficient. Their hope is for veterans who need to heal both mentally and physically will make the house their home as they get back on their feet, according to a report from WJRT ABC12.
The men reached out to RetroFoam of Michigan in an effort to lower the monthly energy bills. RetroFoam sent out several crews to remove the old, deteriorating insulation and to insulate the home from attic to basement.
“They were here like Extreme Makeover style,” Lerke told ABC12. “It was like a construction site.”
Other local businesses moved by the men’s endeavors have also reached out to help.
About Amanda Ringler
Amanda previously has worked as a breaking news and crime reporter, TV news producer, and editor in Flint and Detroit. Throughout her career as a journalist, she has won several awards from the Detroit Chapter of Society of Professional Journalists and the Michigan Press Association.
As part of the RetroFoam of Michigan family, Amanda uses her experience as a journalist to write content that will help educate homeowners on the benefits of foam insulation.
When Amanda isn’t writing, she’s spending time with her husband and rescued huskies. She also loves knitting, making art, cooking, and hosting dinner and a movie night for friends and family.