Disaster Relief FundManaged by NRCA's Community Service and Disaster Relief Committee, The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress' Disaster Relief Fund donated $25,753 to support new roof system and restoration work during Rebuilding Together's Fifty for Five event in August 2010.
Held during the fifth anniversary of the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, more than 1,000 volunteers participated in the Rebuilding Together event to rehabilitate another 50 homes in the New Orleans area. The organization now has achieved 85 percent of its goal of rebuilding 1,000 homes in the Gulf Coast.
Because of NRCA's donation, eight homes in the Gentilly neighborhood received roof replacement or restoration work. All residents who were recipients of NRCA's donation have suffered substantial personal losses in addition to the hurricane damage that made their homes unlivable for months.
Media coverage of the event included nine newspapers, 40 websites and about 100 television news reports. Click here to view the video.
NRCA established the Alliance's Disaster Relief Fund to provide new roofs in regions affected by natural disasters. For more information about contributing to the Alliance's Disaster Relief Fund, click here or contact Bennett Judson, the Alliance's executive director, at (847) 299-9070, ext. 7513 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.