December 04, 2014 2:18 PM
The North Texas Roofing Contractors Association (NTRCA) -- a regional association for residential and commercial roofing contractors, distributors, manufacturers and associates who maintain the highest industry standards -- will donate the materials and labor to roof two homes December 8 through 10 in South Dallas for two elderly homeowners in need, working with Rebuilding Together and MRCA (Midwest Roofing Contractors Association).
Roofing work will be done December 8 and 9 on the home of Ruthie Walker, an elderly disabled woman whose home is currently unlivable due to excessive roof leaks and no central heat. She worked for many years at a local jail called the Lew Sterrett Justice Center before she sustained an injury on the job that left her permanently disabled, and she cannot afford to repair her roof. December 9 and 10, NTRCA will also reroof the home of Gus Shelton, Jr., a 78-year-old Navy veteran, retired U.S. Postal Service worker and retired truck driver. Mr. Shelton has lived in his home for the past 52 years, and his roof is currently on the verge of collapsing and needs to be replaced. He had to retire earlier than expected from his job as a truck driver, due to major repairs needed on his 18-wheeler truck, which was made famous by local TV news footage several years ago when it was picked up and thrown around on I-20 by a tornado. In addition to NTRCA’s roofing work, MRCA’s Young Contractors Council will paint and do general landscaping work at both homes on December 10.
NTRCA members donating materials, labor and/or monetary donations to help cover labor costs include: 360 Innovations; ABC Supply; Atlas Roofing; Buzz Roofing; Crosby Roofing; Cutler-Smith, PC; Empire Disposal (providing dumpsters for old roof materials); Frazier Roofing & Guttering; IKO; Kovac Group; KPost Company (providing safety training and safety oversight); Polston Sales and Marketing (Geocel and NeverLeak); Republic Service; Scott Exteriors; SpringTree Roofing and Restoration; SuperRoofman LLC; Texas Star Roofing Inc; Texas Traditions; Titans Contractors; TriVAN Roofing & Construction (providing safety training and safety oversight); WestEnd Roofing and Wholesale Roofing Supply. AJ Huckaby, NTRCA president-elect and owner of Springtree Roofing and Restoration is leading the project for NTRCA.
"Community service is a major part of NTRCA's mission, and we typically adopt a community project each year," said Karen Vermaire Fox, executive director of NTRCA and owner of Quindigo Management, a Fort Worth-based company that manages trade associations. "After we learned of these two homeowners’ needs from Rebuilding Together, the NTRCA board unanimously agreed to adopt these projects, and our members jumped on board to generously donate money, materials and labor. We look forward to providing Ms. Walker and Mr. Shelton with safe, dry, beautiful roofs, just in time for a happy holiday season.”
For more information about NTRCA, please visit www.ntrca.com.