Tennessee SMART Members Donate Time for Veteran

On Sept. 21, International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers (SMART) Local 5 was notified that a local Chattanooga, Tennessee, veteran and his family had been left with an exposed metal roof by a shoddy local nonunion contractor.

Army veteran Kerry Hinton had paid this contractor to demo the existing asphalt shingled roof and replace it with sheet metal. During this process, the owner/operator of the nonunion firm was arrested and reportedly put in jail, leaving Kerry along with his wife and children with a mess on their hands.

Volunteers from SMART Sheet Metal Local 5, through the SMART ARMY,  along with assistance from Chase Plumbing and Mechanical went to work donating time and materials to help this family in need.

Special thanks to brothers Jacob Wheeler, George Painter, Jordan Burgin, Jason Andrews, John Kirk and Jeff Burgin who worked on the project.

This post originally appeared at SMART.