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The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress Partners With Ronald McDonald House
The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress has announced its formal partnership with Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) to provide regular roof system inspections, repair and replacement 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 Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress will provide support to the Ronald McDonald House program that offers much more than a place to stay. The Houses provide meals and the support and resources families need when their child is hospitalized or being treated at a hospital far from home. The House 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, executive director of The Alliance.
This partnership is also a strategic fit with the Charity's commitment to environmental sustainability and the work they have done to ensure effective management of their Houses.
One or more members of The Alliance or National Roofing Contractors Association (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 April 2017 during The Alliance's member meeting in Coronado, Calif.
With work already begun with Chicago and Philadelphia area locations, The Alliance is looking forward to providing this critical piece of support to the RMHC System nationwide.