In late 2014, NRCA affiliate the North Texas Roofing Contractors Association (NTRCA) replaced the roof systems of two homes in Dallas for two homeowners in need – just in time for the holidays.
The first home is owned by Ruthie Walker, a disabled woman whose home was unlivable because of excessive roof leaks and no central heat. She was unable to work because of an injury she sustained on the job and could not afford to repair her roof system
NTRCA also replaced the roof system on the home of Gus Shelton Jr., a 78-year-old Navy veteran, retired U.S. Postal Service worker and retired truck driver. Shelton had been forced to retire early after his 18-wheeler truck was severely damaged by a tornado. As a result, he also could not afford to replace his roof system, which was on the verge of collapse.
NTRCA members donated materials, labor and monetary donations to help cover labor for both projects.
“Community service is a major part of NTRCA’s mission, and we typically adopt a community project each year,” says Karen Vermaire Fox, executive director of NTRCA. “After we learned of these two homeowners’ needs from Rebuilding Together, the NTRCA board unanimously agreed to adopt these projects, and our members jumped on board to generously donate money, materials and labor. We are so happy that we were able to provide Ms. Walker and Mr. Shelton with safe, dry, beautiful roofs, just in time for a happy 2014 holiday season.”
In addition to NTRCA’s roofing work, the Midwest Roofing Contractors Association (MRCA) Young Contractors Council also got involved to help the homeowners by painting and doing landscaping work