For the past five years, NRCA actively has been involved with Rebuilding Together,® the largest U.S. volunteer organization that preserves and revitalizes low-income homes, nonprofit organizations and communities. In addition to helping Rebuilding Together procure roofing materials and services for its various projects, NRCA has sponsored the organization's biggest event—its annual Kickoff to Rebuild, which is held just before the Super Bowl.
At Super Bowl XXXIX in Jacksonville, Fla., Rebuilding Together held its 10th Anniversary Kickoff to Rebuild by rehabilitating the Lawrence F. Lee Memorial Boys & Girls Club. The club is dedicated to inspiring and enabling young people, especially those from disadvantaged circumstances.
Local Rebuilding Together volunteers were joined by NRCA Executive Vice President Bill Good; NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue and his wife, Chandler; Miss America 2005 Diedre Downs; and various NFL players and officials. The group helped clean, repair and paint interior drywall; install new doors and locks; install new ceiling tiles; repair and paint handrails on stairs; and clean and landscape the facility's yard.
"NRCA is delighted to be one of the sponsors for this project to rehabilitate a facility," Good says. "We're proud of our partnership with Rebuilding Together and our sponsorship that will help restore the Lawrence F. Lee Boys & Girls Club and enable it to continue to serve the needs of the community."