Alliance announces partnership with Ronald McDonald House Charities

The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress has announced its formal partnership with Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) to provide regular roof system inspections, repairs and replacements for the 184 Ronald McDonald House locations in the U.S. The Alliance also will provide a monetary donation to RMHC Global to help fund program services and infrastructure.

RMHC helps families with sick children stay together and close to the medical care and resources their children need, when they need it most. The Alliance will help support the Ronald McDonald House program that offers much more than a place to stay. At a Ronald McDonald House, families find homecooked meals and the support and resources they need when their child is hospitalized or being treated at a hospital far from home. The program allows families to focus solely on their child’s health and treatment while RMHC takes care of the family.

“This collaboration will ensure the families staying at Ronald McDonald Houses will have a comfortable place to stay while their children are receiving the critical care that they need,” says Bennett Judson, the Alliance’s executive director.

This partnership also is a strategic fit with the charity’s commitment to environmental sustainability and the work it has done to ensure effective management of its Ronald McDonald Houses.

One or more members of the Alliance or NRCA will be identified to partner with local RMHC Chapters to provide needed roof system services at each location. Roof system replacements will be managed as individual projects, and, if necessary, several roofing contractors and manufacturers may be asked to contribute.

The partnership between the two organizations became official in April during the Alliance’s member meeting in Coronado, Calif.

Work already has begun at Chicago and Philadelphia area locations, and the Alliance is looking forward to providing this critical piece of support to the RMHC system nationwide.

To learn more about this partnership or to connect with local Ronald McDonald Houses, please contact Bennett Judson at (800) 323-9545, ext. 7513 or bjudson@roofingindustryalliance.net.

Date : 6/26/2017