NRCA roofing contractor members are urged to submit any charitable project, activity or donation completed between Jan. 1, 2015, and Dec. 31, 2015, for consideration in the awards program, which shines a light on the roofing industry’s charitable works.
The winning charity will receive $5,000. Two honorable mentions will each receive $1,000.
Any charitable project undertaken by an NRCA contractor member is eligible to receive the award. Projects, activities or donations do not have to involve roofing work.
Delta Exteriors, St. Louis, won the 2015 CNA/NRCA Community Involvement Award for working closely with Stray Rescue of St. Louis to help save abandoned and neglected animals. They gave a monetary donation and also created marketing campaign that noted for every roof completed, Delta Exteriors would pay for the adoption process of an animal.
“It’s huge. That money will go directly to our medical fund,” says Stephanie Huth, executive director of Stray Rescue of St. Louis.
Oklahoma Roofing and Sheet Metal, Oklahoma City, winner of the 2014 award hosted children of military personnel for a day of horseback riding, livestock and ranching education, and buggy rides for its Horseback Heroes event, which is co-sponsored by the Oklahoma 4-H Foundation.
“Because of the award we received we will be able to serve every one of those kids,” says Gerry Shepherd, president of Oklahoma Roofing and Sheet Metal.
Award submissions must include supporting information regarding the charitable work performed (a minimum 100-word description is required). In addition, a testimonial letter from the receiving charity should explain how the charitable work or donation helped its operations. Entries also should include additional material such as photographs, press clippings, video, etc. A panel of judges from CNA and NRCA will determine the winner and honorable mentions.
The awards will be presented during NRCA’s Awards Ceremony and Cocktail Reception, Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2016, during NRCA’s 129th Annual Convention in Orlando, Fla. For more information, contact Charlotte Norgaard, NRCA’s media relations manager, at (847) 493-7548.