Volunteer effort replaces VFW roof in Dighton

Published: Aug. 10, 2018 at 9:02 PM CDT
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One western Kansas VFW is getting a new roof, thanks to a volunteer effort. Two months ago, the VFW building in Dighton was damaged when a hailstorm hit town.

Dighton Mayor and Vietnam veteran Doyle Capra says there was a problem because there wasn't insurance on the building. But a roof that would have cost the VFW nearly $20,000 was free thanks to Dodge City's Ozone Roofing.

"These guys are veterans of foreign wars. I have five veterans working for me and without out veterans and our military today, we wouldn't be able to walk around free as we do daily," Ozone Roofing owner Kye Myers says.

Roofers started construction Tuesday and expected to have the work done by Friday night.

"At the end of the day, they're going to have a class-4 hail impact resistant shield roof and it's going to be brand new. And it's not going to cost them anything," Myers says.

Ozone Roofing president and military veteran Dennis Murphy says he tries to help anytime he can when he comes across fellow veterans in need.

"Once you fulfill your obligation and you get out of the service, it's something that stays with you and it's a lifelong thing," he says.

Midwest Roofing Supply in Wichita and other roofing companies donated needed materials.