In 2014, NRCA announced the creation of National Roofing Week, a first-ever attempt to help tell the story of our industry and the good work our members do, every day, in their communities. As part of the effort, we conducted an art contest for children; it was a resounding success and resulted in some absolutely incredible entries. We also were able to perform some important roof system repairs on LYDIA Home, a Chicago-based facility that takes in children from troubled families.
Building on that success, this year NRCA established the week of July 5-11 as the second National Roofing Week. Another children's art contest was announced with double the amount of entries than a year ago coming from throughout the U.S. Look for the winners—and other entries—on NRCA's website, www.nrca.net.
In addition, former NRCA President Nelson Braddy, president of King of Texas Roofing, Grand Prairie, Texas, led the effort to provide a new roof system for the Momentous Institute, a Dallas-area organization that serves troubled youth. Thanks to material donations from Johns Manville, Rmax Insulation, OMG Roofing Products and Roofing Supply Group and support from the Polyisocyanurate Insulation Manufacturers Association and EPDM Roofing Association, the roof system installation was completed in June. The retail value was well into six figures.