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Rene and Eric Cepeda of Duluth are getting a new roof for their home in the city’s East Hillside. As a veteran, Eric was eligible for Home Depot’s volunteer program that takes on service projects for veterans. Labor is being donated along with costs for materials. (Bob King /

With a little help, a new roof to keep them safe and sound

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On a cool evening Thursday in Duluth’s East Hillside neighborhood, Eric and Rene Cepeda could not contain their appreciation as the heat kicked on.


That they were able to bask in its warmth was victory.

“You could feel it,” Eric said excitedly Friday from his home near Grant Park.

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