16th Raise The Roof
Honoring US Army Private Karl Knight
Raise the Roof #16: The team at Valor Home are honored to have completed our 16th Raise the Roof. This is a bittersweet occasion for the Knight Family and Valor Home. During the selection process Mr. Knight passed away peacefully on March 4th, 2021. We felt it was important to continue what Karl Knight started so long ago… which was to provide a safe and secure home for his family. Our 16th recipient of the Raise the Roof program is Pvt. Karl Knight, US Army. Mr. Knight’s Family received a brand-new roof at his residence in Pikesville, Maryland, on July 15th.
“After 16 RTR events, we are consistently working with our partners DeWalt/Stanley Black and Decker, to find new and exciting ways to give back. When Secretary Owens brought the Knight Family into our orbit, we knew that this was a race against time to get it done right, and quickly. Mr. Knight lived a long and passionate life, and after he heard the news about receiving his new roof, you could see a visible weight removed from his shoulders,” said Al Kincaid, Co-Owner of Valor Home.
On Thursday, March 4, 2021, God called His loving servant, Karl Knight, home to his reward of eternal life. With the comfort of loved ones, he transitioned at Northwest Hospital Baltimore County, Maryland at 93 years old.
Mr. Knight was born on April 27, 1927, in Greenville, North Carolina. On August 7, 1945, Karl Knight was drafted into the United States Army Air Corps which became the United States Air Force and was also inducted at Fort Bragg Army Base near Fayetteville, North Carolina. He served overseas in the Philippines under General Douglas MacArthur and was honorably discharged on November 16, 1948, in New York.
After his discharge, he began work as a United States Postal Clerk for the next thirty years, where he retired and became a stay-at-home dad and husband to his wife and daughter. Karl Knight was both a hero and a role model for his neighborhood.
The Raise the Roof program was created by Valor Home to give back to service-disabled veterans in need. Veteran recipients are nominated by their community through Valor Home’s radio partners 93.1 WPOC, 98.7 WMZQ, 105.7 The Fan, and 98 Rock. With hundreds of applicants to choose from, Valor Home selects four veterans a year, one per quarter, to receive a new roof. In less than four years, the program has donated 16 roofs, a value of $160,000. Through our partnership with Operation Second Chance, DeWalt, Mission BBQ, Gold Star Mothers, and Flags of Valor (FOV), each recipient also receives a custom wooden flag, hand-built by veterans.LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR RAISE THE ROOF PROGRAM
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