'Captain America' fixes hurricane hit roofs in New Orleans

In this image taken from a video, actor Anthony Mackie, who portrays Captain America in an upcoming film, is seen in New Orleans on Monday, Sept. 12, 2022. Mackie grew up working in the family roofing business and is now teaming up with roofing company GAF to fix roofs for homeowners who sustained damage during last year's Hurricane Ida. (AP Photo/Stephen Smith)

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Actor Anthony Mackie was not carrying his Captain America shield when he returned to his hometown of New Orleans to help repair hurricane-damaged roofs but for people in his old neighborhood knowing their tarp-covered roofs were getting repaired was a blockbuster hit.

Mackie is working with GAF, one of the country's leading roofing manufacturers, to fix roofs for homeowners in New Orleans who sustained damage during last year's Hurricane Ida. The project is especially close to Mackie's heart. The actor who is currently portraying Captain America in the Marvel Cinematic Universe grew up in New Orleans working at his family's roofing business.

"It gives me a sense of pride that I'm doing my people a service. I know what people go through in this neighborhood because I was born in this neighborhood, I grew up in this neighborhood," he said.