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Deadline for Entries for the CNA/NRCA Community Involvement Award is Dec. 22!

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Win Up to $7,500 for Your Charity!

For the sixth year, NRCA and CNA have partnered to co-sponsor the 2018 CNA/NRCA Community Involvement Award.

NRCA roofing contractor members are urged to submit any charitable project, activity or donation completed between Jan. 1, 2017, and Dec. 31, 2017, for consideration in the awards program, which shines a light on the roofing industry’s charitable works.

Winning charities will receive:

1st Place — $7,500
2nd Place — $5,000
3rd Place — $2,500
People’s Choice — $1,500

The deadline for submissions is Dec. 22, 2017.

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.

Award submissions must include supporting information regarding the charitable work performed (a minimum of 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.

Submission guidelines: Members submitting entries are encouraged to create a Dropbox folder containing all materials and email the Dropbox link to Charlotte Norgaard, NRCA’s media relations manager, at cnorgaard@nrca.net by close of business Dec. 22. Submissions should include the following”

  1. An entry form
  2. An in-depth description of the charitable work performed (a minimum 100-word description is required).
  3. A testimonial from the receiving charity explaining how the donation helped its operations
  4. Other relevant supporting materials including photos, videos, press clippings, etc.

The judging panel must have ample understanding of the charitable donation to best select winners. The winner of the People’s Choice award will be selected by the public via online voting.

If submitting by mail, complete the entry form and include it with your entry package. All mailed entry packages must contain the same supporting material as electronic submissions and must be received by Dec. 22. Please do not staple entry materials.

Entries submitted by mail may be sent to Charlotte Norgaard, c/o 10255 W. Higgins Road, Suite 600, Rosemont, IL 60018.

The awards will be presented during NRCA’s Awards Ceremony and Cocktail Reception during NRCA’s 131st Annual Convention in New Orleans. For more information, contact Charlotte Norgaard, NRCA’s media relations manager, at (847) 493-7548 or visit www.nrca.net/CNA-NRCAaward.

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NRCA Congratulates Member Antis Roofing & Waterproofing, Winner of the 2017 U.S. Chamber of Commerce Corporate Citizenship Award

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NRCA is proud to congratulate member Antis Roofing & Waterproofing, Irvine, Calif., for winning the 2017 U.S. Chamber of Commerce Corporate Citizenship Award in the Best Corporate Steward, Small and Mid-Sized Market Business Category.

The Corporate Citizenship Awards honor businesses for their significant positive impacts in communities around the world.

During the past year, Charles Antis, founder and CEO of Antis Roofing & Waterproofing, and his staff donated more than $700,000 through cash and in-kind donations to more than 40 Orange County, Calif., nonprofit organizations, including Habitat for Humanity, Alzheimer’s Orange County, Ronald McDonald House, Boys & Girls Club of Garden Grove, OneOC, Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation and Families Forward.

Antis has donated 10 large-scale maintenance projects and 100 leak repairs for families enduring hardship and honors employee requests for pro bono work to aid families in need.

“The Antis team is all-in on putting ‘people before profit,’ keeping families safe and dry, and saying ‘yes’ to our nonprofit stakeholders and families in need in our community. We believe it is our civic duty to do so,” Antis says. “By chasing fulfillment and impact instead of profit, we have discovered a better way of living.”

The roofing industry is familiar with the extent of Antis’ charitable giving. Earlier in 2017, his company won the CNA/NRCA Community Involvement Award, which honors charitable works performed by NRCA contractor members. Antis Roofing & Waterproofing was recognized for the Antis Foundation, a nonprofit founded in 2016 to take care of the people of Orange County by helping dozens of area charitable organizations.

“Antis Roofing & Waterproofing truly knows what it means to give back to their community,” says Reid Ribble, NRCA’s CEO. “The company has made social responsibility a major part of its culture, and it is what has made them a success. Charles and his team are truly deserving of this honor.”

For more information about Antis’ Roofing & Waterproofing’s Corporate Citizenship Award, visit https://www.uschamberfoundation.org/blog/post/social-responsibility-us-mid-market-companies.

If Not Us, Who? NRCA Member Beldon Roofing Co. CEO Brad Beldon Spearheads Effort to Rebuild Sutherland Springs First Baptist Church

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Devastated by the Nov. 5 mass shooting at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, Brad Beldon, CEO of San Antonio-based Beldon Roofing Co. is leading an effort to raise $2.5 million to rebuild the church for its members and the community.

“We cannot erase the horrific memories, but we can provide a place of worship, a place of hope, a place of healing, and a place of prayer for our fellow human beings,” Beldon says.

Beldon, a third-generation San Antonio resident has set up a Rebuilding Sutherland Springs, Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising the $2.5 million needed to rebuild First Baptist Church along with a new park where the damaged church now sits. A board of directors for the organization has been established.

The campaign raised more than $1 million during its first week.

Specifics of when and where the new church will be built will be left to First Baptist Church’s leadership.

“None of us knew anybody. We’re just San Antonians, Texans, and we wanted to help,” Beldon said in a recent television interview. “If not us, who?”

NRCA members can make donations to Beldon’s effort to rebuild First Baptist in Sutherland Springs, Texas, through the National Roofing Foundation. NRCA will match all contributions up to $10,000.

For more information about Beldon’s efforts to help rebuild First Baptist Church, click the link below.

To donate to the fundraising campaign, visit their GoFundMe page.

NRCA Contractor Members Encouraged to Submit Charitable Projects for 2018 CNA/NRCA Community Involvement Award

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CNA and NRCA once again are working together to honor charitable works by NRCA contractor members through the CNA/NRCA Community Involvement Award. Roofing contractor members are encouraged to submit any charitable project, activity or donation that took place between Jan. 1, 2017 and Dec. 31, 2017 for a chance to win up to $7,500 for their charity.

Deadline for entries is Dec. 22!

Any charitable project undertaken by and NRCA contractor member is eligible. Projects, activities or donations do not have to involve roofing work. For example, funds raised for a cause or volunteer work at a children’s hospital would qualify.

Submission guidelines:

Members submitting entries are encouraged to create a Dropbox folder containing all materials noted below and email the Dropbox link to Charlotte Norgaard, NRCA’s media relations manager at cnorgaard@nrca.net by close of business Dec. 22.

  1. An entry form
  2. An in-depth description of the charitable work performed (a minimum 100-word description is required).
  3. A testimonial from the receiving charity explaining how the donation helped its operations
  4. Other relevant supporting materials including photos, videos, press clippings, etc.

The judging panel must have ample understanding of the charitable donation to best select winners. The winner of the People’s Choice award will be selected by the public via online voting.

If submitting by mail, complete entry form and include it with your entry package. All mailed entry packages must contain the same supporting material as electronic submissions and must be received by Dec. 22. Please do not staple entry materials.

Entries submitted by mail may be sent to Charlotte Norgaard, c/o 10255 W. Higgins Road, Suite 600, Rosemont, IL 60018.

Winners were acknowledged at NRCA’s Industry Awards Ceremony and Cocktail Reception during NRCA’s 131st Annual Convention in New Orleans.

For additional information and this year’s entry form visit www.nrca.net/roofing/CNA-NRCA-Community-Involvement-Award-722.

NRCA CEO Reid Ribble Makes Statement Urging the Roofing Industry to Tap Into Its Giving Spirit by Helping Those Affected by Hurricane Harvey

Epic Flooding Inundates Houston After Hurricane HarveySince becoming NRCA’s CEO, I have frequently spoken about the tremendous generosity of the roofing industry and its willingness to donate time, money and resources to those in need.

As Hurricane Harvey continues to devastate residents of the Houston area, many in the roofing industry have been asking: “What can we do to help?”

There are many ways to help.

NRCA member SRS Distribution, McKinney, Texas and its SRS Raise the Roof Foundation has announced a two-week fundraising campaign dedicated to the direct relief and support for those affected by the hurricane. SRS will match 100 percent of all contributions received during this period, with all funds raised supporting relief organizations or, on a limited basis, directly to hurricane victims. Those who wish to donate may do so at  www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=5RN4VQ75LDH2E.

In addition, NRCA member Beldon Roofing Co., San Antonio, has alerted NRCA the San Antonio Food Bank is in immediate need of monetary donations to help feed the thousands of Houston’s residents who have fled to the hurricane. Contributions can be made at www.safoodbank.org.

NRCA and The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress’ Helping Our Own program will each be making $1,000 contributions to both organizations.

There also are countless additional organizations that have established campaigns to support those in Hurricane Harvey’s path. Following are a few.

American Red Cross

Feeding Texas

Salvation Army

Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) of Texas

Greater Houston Community Foundation

United Way of Greater Houston

There are countless additional charitable agencies across the U.S. that have established funds to aid those affected by this terrible hurricane. NRCA continues to closely watch the hurricane as it progresses, and will alert the roofing industry of additional fundraising plans.

Thank you in advance for your generosity to those affected by this devastating event.

Tennessee Association of Roofing Contractors Raises $14,000 to Aid Families Affected by 2016 Wildfires

CHL_4265 copyOn April 21, members of the Tennessee Association of Roofing Contractors (TARC) hosted a golf tournament in Gatlinburg, Tenn. to raise funds for Gatlinburg’s Mountain Tough Recovery Team (MTRT), a foundation set up through the East Tennessee Foundation to help families who lost homes in the wildfires that spread through the state in late 2016.

MTRT was created to aid and support families who were adversely affected by the fires on November 28, 2016, that burned 1,800 homes and caused $500 million in damage to the tourism industry.

“It’s important for TARC to support the businesses in Tennessee, especially in times of need,” says TARC past-president Robert Smith, Jr. “There are still families displaced by these fires and businesses yet to be rebuilt.”
In lieu of TARC’s Scholarship Fund, TARC held a special silent auction and reception after the golf tournament to raise funds for fire victims. Items auctioned included Gatlinburg weekend getaway packages donated by the Gatlinburg Visitors Bureau.

TARC exceeded its goal of raising $10,000 for the foundation, raising $14,000.

“The MTRT will utilize these funds to assist the fire survivors with various unmet needs from medical assistance, the replacement of items such as small appliances to be used for food preparation, and assistance with utility costs in temporary housing,” said MTRT board chair Ellen Wilhort.

“It was a touching experience,” Smith says. “To be able to be part of the rebuilding process in these people’s lives made the event worthwhile. We as an organization should be honored to have been able to lend a hand to those in need.”

The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress Announces Partnership with Ronald McDonald House Charities

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Partnership to provide roof system maintenance and repair to Ronald McDonald House locations nationwide.

The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress has announced its formal partnership with Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) to provide regular roof system inspections, repair and replacement for the 184 Ronald McDonald House locations in the U.S. The Alliance also will provide a monetary donation to RMHC Global to help fund program services and infrastructure.

RMHC helps families with sick children stay together and close to the medical care and resources their children need, when they need it most. The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress will provide support to the Ronald McDonald House program that offers much more than a place to stay. The Houses provide meals and the support and resources families need when their child is hospitalized or being treated at a hospital far from home. The House program allows families to focus solely on their child’s health and treatment, while RMHC takes care of the family.

“This collaboration will ensure the families staying at Ronald McDonald Houses will have a comfortable place to stay while their children are receiving the critical care that they need,” says Bennett Judson, executive director of The Alliance.

This partnership is also a strategic fit with the Charity’s commitment to environmental sustainability and the work they have done to ensure effective management of their Houses.

One or more members of The Alliance or NRCA will be identified to partner with local RMHC Chapters to provide needed roof system services at each location. Roof system replacements will be managed as individual projects, and, if necessary, several roofing contractors and manufacturers may be asked to contribute.

The partnership between the two organizations became official April 2017 during The Alliance’s member meeting in Coronado, Calif.

With work already begun with Chicago and Philadelphia area locations, The Alliance is looking forward to providing this critical piece of support to the RMHC System nationwide.

To learn more about this partnership or to connect with local Ronald McDonald Houses, please contact Bennett Judson at (800) 323-9545, ext. 7513 or bjudson@roofingindustryalliance.net.