Howell Nurse Wins New Roof From Contest

Local nurse JoAnna Fabiano and her fiancé won a new roof in the Protecting the Protectors contest from This Old House and GAF. (Photo courtesy GAF)

  HOWELL – During the height of the pandemic, Howell resident and first responder JoAnna Fabiano was one of the first to volunteer in the COVID-19 unit at Monmouth Medical Center, where she works as an oncology nurse.

  On September 30, her efforts were recognized when she was gifted a brand new roof for her home.

  Between May 3 and June 7, the roofing company GAF partnered with the television show “This Old House” to select a winner in their “Protecting the Protectors” essay contest. The contest allowed viewers to submit an essay on an essential worker they know who protected others during the pandemic and why they could benefit from a new roof.

  Fabiano has continued to work in the COVID-19 unit at Monmouth Medical Center since the beginning of the pandemic. Her life-saving efforts during these hard, abnormal times is what led her to win the grand prize of a new roof.


  Fabiano had no idea she was entered into the contest before the company called in telling her she won. Her brother-in-law had entered her into the contest without her knowledge. Fabiano said she owned her house with her fiancé for about a year and this special prize came at the right time since the couple had a hole in their roof.  

  “JoAnna has given so much back to her community working tirelessly as a nurse during the ongoing pandemic,” Jamie Cito, Director Marketing – Residential Products at GAF said. “We’re thrilled to partner with This Old House to give back to someone who is so deserving and truly embodies what it means to protect what matters most.”