NRCA member Delta Exteriors LLC, St. Louis, builds and repairs roof systems, but the company also is in the business of helping others in its hometown. For this reason, Delta Exteriors worked closely with Stray Rescue of St. Louis to help save abandoned and neglected animals to help ensure they also had a roof over their heads.
“It’s important to show what our values are,” says Rob Orf, owner of Delta Exteriors. “Everyone has a real sense of passion for Stray Rescue.”
This sense of passion led Delta Exteriors to donate $10,000 to support Stray Rescue of St. Louis and its mission. This donation will go directly to the shelter’s Stracks Fund, which is the shelter’s emergency medical fund. Because a majority of animals rescued require emergency medical care, this fund was created to specifically cover those medical costs.
In addition to the monetary donation to Stray Rescue of St. Louis, Delta Exteriors created a marketing campaign that noted for every roof completed, Delta Exteriors would pay for the adoption process of an animal.
As a result of the generosity of Delta Exteriors, the company was awarded the 2015 CNA/NRCA Community Involvement Award, which recognizes the good deeds of the roofing industry by honoring charitable works by NRCA contractor members for charitable works. As the first place winner, Delta Exteriors received a $5,000 donation for Stray Rescue of St. Louis, which was presented during NRCA’s Award Ceremony and Cocktail Reception held on Feb. 25 during NRCA’s 128th Annual Convention in New Orleans.
The $5,000 donation from CNA will go directly into the Stracks Fund.
“When you rescue someone, none of these guys are cheap because none of them come in healthy,” says Randy Grim, founder of Stray Rescue of St. Louis. “But they all deserve that special second chance.”
Delta Exteriors contributions to Stray Rescue of St. Louis have helped enable the shelter to continue to make a significant, measureable difference for the dogs and cats in the city of St. Louis.
“Dogs make the world a better place,” Orf says. “You might go even further than saving a dog, to saving a person.”