|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||CONTACT: Charlotte Norgaard|
|Date: Aug. 31, 2017||(847) 493-7548|
STATEMENT: NRCA Urges Roofing Industry to Tap Into Its Giving Spirit by Helping Those Affected by Hurricane Harvey
This statement is attributable to: Reid Ribble, National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA)
Since 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 by clicking here.
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
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.