GAF contractors installing new roofs on homes in Gulf Region

Rebuilding for resilience

GAF Community Matters is taking on an ambitious initiative in the Gulf Coast region.

Bringing Community Matters to New Orleans with Anthony Mackie

GAF is leveraging its roofing expertise and resources to repair/replace 500 roofs throughout the Gulf Region, starting with 150 roofs in New Orleans’ 7th Ward.

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GAF and Anthony Mackie help rebuild communities hit by natural disasters

GAF Community Matters Initiative

GAF has partnered with critically acclaimed actor Anthony Mackie to help rebuild communities repeatedly hit by natural disasters and left vulnerable to future crises, starting in Mackie’s hometown of New Orleans. This effort is part of GAF’s commitment to invest $25 million through 2025 in GAF Community Matters to help build more resilient communities across the country.

Restoring hope to homeowners

Meet two New Orleans homeowners whose houses we’re helping to restore by providing the essential protection of new or repaired roofs.
Williams Evans Sr. and daughter recieved a new roof from GAF

Bringing home Mr. Evans

Korean War veteran William Evans Sr. has lived in New Orleans’ 7th Ward for nearly a century. But in 2021, Hurricane Ida forced the proudly independent retired longshoreman to leave his home. Major damage to the roof made the house unsafe. Working together, we’ll bring him home where he belongs.
A safe home for the Barard Family

A safe place for the Barard family

Lifelong 7th Ward resident Larae Barard grew up next to the house she now lives in with her two young children. Sadly, the house suffered intense damage from Hurricane Ida, including a leaky roof and water damage throughout. We’re proud to help ensure their home is safe to live in for years to come.

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As GAF begins its mission in New Orleans, we invite you to join us on this exciting journey to building stronger communities, workforces, and families. Share how you are building resilience in your communities by tagging GAF on social media with #GAFCommunityMatters
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