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Community Involvement Award People's Choice

CNA and NRCA work together to honor charitable works by NRCA contractor members through the CNA/NRCA Community Involvement Award. Contractor members submit charitable projects, activities or donations from the past year to try to win money for their charities. The entries are in, and you can vote for the People’s Choice Award! The winning company’s charity will receive $1,500.

Voting for the People’s Choice Award for the CNA/NRCA Community Involvement Award will take place Jan. 18 – Feb. 12. The winner will be notified Feb. 13.

Beldon Roofing Co., San Antonio

Charity recipient: Susan G. Komen San Antonio

As part of Beldon Roofing’s Think Pink campaign to increase awareness of breast cancer and raise funding for research, The BELDON Cares Program encouraged employees, customers and the community to donate to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. The company also committed to a contribution match of up to $10,000. The goal was to raise $100,000 for breast cancer research, and Beldon Roofing raised nearly double its goal, donating $181,800 to the Susan G. Komen Foundation earmarked for research.

Doyle Inc. Roofing, Cheboygan, Mich.

Charity recipient: Indian River VFW Post 7439

After the roof on a local disabled veteran’s home collapsed, volunteers and other veterans did what they could to help but did not have the necessary roofing skills. Doyle Inc. Roofing stepped in to help Indian River VFW Post 7439 assist the veteran and his family by donating roofing equipment, roofing materials and labor to replace the roof. All Doyle Inc. Roofing employees helped to complete the project.

Kalkreuth Roofing and Sheet Metal, Wheeling, W.Va.

Charity recipient: Debbie Green Memorial 5K Walk/Run for Leukemia

For the fourth consecutive year, Kalkreuth Roofing and Sheet Metal participated as Title Sponsor for the annual Debbie Green Memorial 5K Walk/Run for Leukemia. The event commemorates Debbie Green, who lost her battle with leukemia in 1972. The title sponsorship donation plus contributions to register the company’s 94 team members totaled nearly $10,000 for the Debbie Green Memorial Fund.

Horch Roofing, Warren, Maine

Charity recipient: Midcoast Habitat for Humanity

Horch Roofing has been working with Midcoast Habitat for Humanity for the past eight years. In 2018, Horch completed roofing work for five Habitat houses. Each roof represents a contribution valuing about $5,500, and the houses became affordable homes for five families, totaling nine adults and 12 children. During the past 10 years, Horch Roofing has provided 16 local families with roofs on their homes.

McKinnis Inc., Blair, Neb.

Charity recipient: No Roof Left Behind

Through No Roof Left Behind, McKinnis Inc. donated labor to install a new roof for Gail Havlovic, a retired librarian who had been battling cancer and other health problems. Fifteen volunteers from McKinnis helped with the project, and the company hosted an installation lunch celebration for Havlovic and her close friends and family. The No Roof Left Behind program provides a local contractor with the framework to provide a new roof at no cost to a deserving homeowner in need.

Reliant Roofing Inc., Jacksonville, Fla.

Charity recipient: Every Shingle Heart Initiative

Through its Every Shingle Heart Initiative, Reliant Roofing provided free roof replacements for Macclenny Samaritan Food Bank, a family of five, and an 81-year-old widower raising his two great-grandchildren. Reliant Roofing also held a Thanksgiving food drive for the food bank and provided more than 15 large boxes of food.

Deer Park Roofing, Cincinnati

Charity recipient: Beve Cress

Deer Park Roofing donated a new garage roof and landscaping work to Beve Cress, who had just lost a sister she had been caring for during her illness. When the garage roof developed holes, Cress’ family belongings were ruined. After the garage roof was installed, Deer Park Roofing employees cut down overgrown bushes, mowed the lawn, planted flowers and did some painting, among other tasks.

Legacy Restoration, Plymouth, Minn.

Charity recipient: Volunteers of America (Minnesota and Colorado)—Foster & Family Program

Legacy Restoration’s charitable efforts regarding Volunteers of America included making 100 tie blankets by hand for foster kids and families in transition; donating 50 new bikes with helmet and lock sets to children and teens experiencing hardships; adopted 21 families for Christmas and provided gifts; assembled 20 Sweet Cases for those transitioning within foster care, filled with necessities and messages of hope from Legacy employees; and packed 150 lunch meals for children lacking a nutritious afterschool snack and individuals experiencing homelessness.

West Roofing Systems Inc., LaGrange, Ohio

Charity recipient: Rebuilding Together of Northeast Ohio

Through Rebuilding Together of Northeast Ohio, West Roofing Systems helped install a new roof system on the home of a retired Navy veteran free of charge. West Roofing Systems obtained the material donations and permits and helped tear off the existing roof and install a new roof system.

National Roofing, Albuquerque, N.M.

Charity recipient: Casa Esperanza

Casa Esperanza is New Mexico’s House of Hope that provides a home away from home for families facing cancer and other serious medical needs. After Albuquerque, N.M., experienced a hailstorm that severely damaged the Casa Esperanza facility, National Roofing donated $50,000 to Casa Esperanza.

Venture Construction Group of Florida, Boca Raton, Fla.

Charity recipient: ALS Association Florida Chapter

Venture Construction Group of Florida sponsored several “Walk to Defeat ALS” events throughout Florida and hosted a fundraiser for ALS in Boca Raton. The events raised funding for ALS research, and 20 percent of all sales were donated to ALS Association Florida.

Venture Construction Group of Florida, Boca Raton, Fla.

Charity recipient: Gemma’s Angels Foundation Boca Raton

Venture Construction Group of Florida hosted a Purple Pajama Party event with the Gemma’s Angels Foundation to increase awareness and raise funds for Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse (AVDA). The annual AVDA fundraising event supports programs to help families gain access to safe and secure living environments. The company also hosted a Kendra Gives Back Party at Kendra Scott Mizner Park to raise funds for AVDA and Gemma’s Angels.

Showalter Roofing Service Inc., Naperville, Ill.

Charity recipient: A Roof Over Your Head

Showalter Roofing Services created A Roof Over Your Head, a 501(c)(3) organization that helps homeowners in need with household repairs, such as exterior decking, porches, stairs, railing repairs and cleaning, fence and gate repairs and more. In 2018, Showalter Roofing provided A Roof Over Your Head with material, labor and equipment for 69 projects.

Venture Construction Group of Florida, Boca Raton, Fla.

Charity recipient: Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse Inc. (AVDA)

Venture Construction Group of Florida sponsored the Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse (AVDA) Heart of a Woman Luncheon, which celebrates the strength, courage and determination of women. The company supported Domestic Violence Awareness month and sponsored various initiatives throughout the state to reduce domestic violence, increase awareness and prevention. It also donated supplies, material and labor for an office renovation at the AVDA headquarters in Delray Beach, Fla.

Core Contractors, Roofing Systems, Denver

Charity recipient: The Other Side Academy

The Other Side Academy (TOSA) is a training school that teaches pro-social, vocational and life skills and is available as an alternative for individuals facing long-term incarceration and those seeking change from the life they chose in the past. Core Contractors, Roofing Systems co-founder Andrew Schmidt spearheaded an effort to raise funds for TOSA Denver, which raised $2.5 million of its $2.8 million goal and is set to officially open in January 2019.

Rain Guard Roofing, Twin Falls, Idaho

Charity recipient: Twin Falls Optimist Youth House

Rain Guard Roofing donated 292 man-hours, five days and about $3,000 worth of roofing materials to install a new roof system on the Twin Falls Optimist Youth House. The Twin Falls Optimist Club created the Youth House for children who are aging out of the foster care system. Rain Guard Roofing donated as part of its 1% Close to Home program, where it donates 1 percent of its gross sales back to the community during the year.

Excellent Roofing LLC, Memphis, Tenn.

Charity recipient: The Cottage—Room In The Inn

Excellent Roofing was contacted by a volunteer at a homeless shelter in Memphis, Tenn., called The Cottage and was asked whether the company could help; The Cottage needed a new roof and did not have the funds for the project. Excellent Roofing coordinated materials and 17 crew members to remove and install a new roof and gutters on The Cottage, which is part of a larger organization called Room In The Inn, an ecumenical ministry that serves people experiencing homelessness.

A-J Roofing and Waterproofing Co., Lincoln, Neb.

Charity recipient: Whiteclay Memorial/Hope Healing Center

A-J Roofing and Waterproofing was instrumental in setting up the Whiteclay Memorial/Hope Healing Center and incorporating it as a nonprofit organization. Whiteclay, Neb., sits near the “dry” Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. The high volume of liquor sales to the reservation and lack of law enforcement have led to one in four reservation births resulting in Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASDs). The Whiteclay Memorial is developing into an organization that diagnoses, assesses and provides treatment for FASDs in children and helps affected families.

National Women in Roofing AZ and Arizona Roofing Contractors Association

Charity recipient: Arizona Roofing Industry Foundation

Members of National Women in Roofing AZ and the Arizona Roofing Contractors Association donated a roof replacement to the Home of Hope in Casa Grande, Ariz., after the roof was severely damaged in a storm and forced the organization to shut down. Home of Hope has helped women overcome addictions, restore family relationships, obtain employment and become productive members of their communities.

Eckstein Roofing Co., Cincinnati

Charity recipient: The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Every year, the Tri-state Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society hosts a 2-mile walk called Light the Night. After CEO Jim Eckstein was diagnosed with Acute Myloid Leukemia and eventually received a bone marrow transplant, Eckstein Roofing decided to participate in the walk. The goal was to raise $5,000 on top of sponsorship money, and after sharing Jim’s story, the company raised $11,232.50 on top of its sponsorship.

Chase Construction NW Inc., Edgewood, Wash.

Charity recipient: Habitat for Humanity

Chase Construction NW donated labor and materials to install a new roof on the home of Katie Love-Davis. Tarps covered half the roof, and roof leaks were causing interior damage to the home. Chase Construction NW stepped in to donate labor to tear off the roof system, repair the rot, re-sheet and install the new roof system.