During 2010-11, NRCA made various charitable contributions.
NRCA was a co-sponsor of the 16th annual Kickoff to Rebuild Feb. 3 in Dallas. During
the event, which was held three days before Super Bowl XLV, volunteers rehabilitated
the Drummond Drive neighborhood in Arlington, Texas, by providing free home repairs
that embrace safe and healthy housing principles. About 250 volunteers worked to
repair 12 homes.
NRCA's Disaster Relief Fund provides new roofs in regions affected by natural disasters.
In addition to labor, monetary and material donations, noncash giftssuch as
donations of worker housing, meals, transportation and warehousingalso are
accepted. Contributions are tax-deductible, and donors receive receipts for their
NRCA's Pay It Forward program encourages roofing professionals to give back to their
communities. The program helps match those in need with those who can help. If roofing
professionals are willing to help someone in their communities when the need arises,
they can provide NRCA with their contact information so they can be included on
the Pay It Forward list. Once their companies are on the list, they will not be
obligated to provide labor or materials but will receive project information when
NRCA learns of someone in need in their areas. In return for helping someone, they
can ask that person to help someone else in need.
In 2001, NRCA partnered with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
(NCMEC). This alliance led to the creation of Project Recovery, a program designed
to help roofing professionals become involved locally in the search for missing
children. Participating contractors and manufacturers place on their service vehicles
18- by 24-inch magnetic posters with photos of missing children. The posters, which
are designed and provided by NRCA, also include biographical information and contact
information for when a child is seen. Many posters have age-progressed photos to
help people recognize a child as he or she may look now. If a child is found, NRCA
will send a "FOUND" sticker to place over the poster to update the community about
the program's success.
NRCA also partnered with Samaritan's Purse, a nonprofit, nondenominational, evangelical
organization based in Boone, N.C., that responds during times of war and famine
and to all types of natural disasterstornadoes, fires, hurricanes, floods,