At the Roofing Alliance’s April 2017 member meeting, the membership committed to enter a partnership agreement with Ronald McDonald House Charities© (RMHC©). Through the agreement, Roofing Alliance and NRCA members agree to inspect, maintain, repair and—whenever possible—replace the roofs on the 165 standalone Ronald McDonald Houses throughout the U.S.
RMHC© is an independent nonprofit organization that receives support from Founding Mission Partner, McDonald’s and is headquartered in Chicago. Each of the Houses is independently owned and operated, and all local Chapters are established as 501(c)(3) corporations.
The Houses provide private sleeping rooms, meals and support, offering opportunities for families to interact as they go through their difficult times. Families are asked to pay a nominal fee to stay in the Houses, but no family is turned away if the fee is prohibitive.
The Houses range from single-family homes to high-rise apartment buildings. The roofs, likewise, range from small low-slope assemblies to complicated steep-slope projects. Roofing Alliance member EagleView Technologies Inc., Tarpon Springs, Fla., provided aerial reports on each of the Houses’ roofs.
Roofing Alliance and NRCA members agree to conduct regular inspections of the roof, ensure it is properly maintained, perform repairs when necessary, and be involved when the roof needs to be replaced.
Roof replacements are managed as individual projects, and, when appropriate, several contractors are asked to participate. In addition, manufacturers and/or distributors are generously donating materials on a project-by-project basis.
RMHC© has committed to include the Roofing Alliance in its communications and public relations efforts, including those on social media. The Roofing Alliance and NRCA will reciprocate by providing individual public relations assistance to those members who are part of each project.
For more information about the Roofing Alliance’s partnership with RMHC© and how you can get involved, contact:
Bennett Judson, Roofing Alliance Executive Director
(847) 299-9070, ext. 7513
Bill Good, NRCA Senior Advisor