DALLAS –– Through the Community Service Day taking place on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012, attendees and exhibitors of the 2012 International Roofing Expo (IRE) will volunteer to help renovate three home of families in need.
Taking place from 9:30 am - 4:00 pm, the International Roofing Expo has partnered with the NRCA’s Disaster Relief Committee and the Central Florida chapter of Rebuilding Together, a non-profit, volunteer-based program that repairs and rehabilitates homes and non-profit community facilities.
Community Service Day is sponsored by Sika Sarnafil, a thermoplastic (PVC), single-ply, commercial roofing and waterproofing manufacturer who will be exhibiting in booth 525.
“The International Roofing Expo is so pleased to be part of this exciting day,” said Lindsay Roberts, director of the Expo. “Our attendees and exhibitors who volunteer to this vital cause will help provide a small piece of the American dream to families in need.”
Renovations will be performed on the home of Gwen Zachery, a 62-year disabled Orlando resident whose disability and fixed income have limited her ability to provide adequate maintenance to her home which suffered massive water damage and is in desperate need of fence repair and exterior painting.
Renovations will also take place on the home of Robert Washington, an Army veteran who is disabled, as is his wife. Minor repairs are need to the exterior of the house, which also needs to be weatherproofed by sealing and painting the exterior.
The third house to be renovated belongs to Lenzo and Geraldine Murrrell, Orlando residents since 1980 who are now unemployed. In addition to plumbing issues, the house needs to be repaired, primed, sealed and painted. Weathered from the harsh sunlight and hurricane force winds, the 16-year old roof was recently replaced with shingles donated by Owen Corning and labor donated by Springer-Peterson Roofing & Sheet Metal.
Tecta America completed the final component of this project by donating product and service on a transitional house for homeless and or abused women in the Orlando area.
“This is such a worthy cause to lend a helping hand to those less fortunate,” said Bill Good, executive vice president of NRCA, the show’s official sponsor. “This is a great opportunity to support the roofing industry, while giving back to the Orlando community.”
Attendees and exhibitors who wish to volunteer for the event and/or make a tax-deductible monetary donation can do so at the same time they register to attend the show at www.TheRoofingExpo.com. There is a $25 fee that includes lunch and transportation. All volunteers must be 18 years of age or older and will be asked to sign a Waiver of Liability Form.
The 2012 International Roofing Expo will take place Feb. 22-24, in South Hall A at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. Visit www.TheRoofingExpo.com/attendee to register for the event, as well as find complete details about Community Service Day, exhibitors and educational conference information.