The challenge continues

For the third year in a row, NRCA has partnered with CNA Insurance Cos., Chicago, and the CNA Foundation to co-sponsor the 2015 CNA/NRCA Community Involvement Award.

The award program honors charitable works by NRCA contractor members. I urge them to submit any charitable project, activity or donation completed between Jan. 1, 2014, and Dec. 31, 2014. One winning charity will receive $5,000. Two honorable mentions each will receive $1,000. The deadline for submissions is Dec. 31, 2014.

It is important to note projects, activities or donations do not have to involve roofing work. For example, this year's winner, Oklahoma City Roofing & Sheet Metal, Oklahoma City, hosted more than 80 children of military personnel for a day of horseback riding, livestock and ranching education, and buggy rides for its Horseback Heroes event, which is co-sponsored by the Oklahoma 4-H Foundation.

In a message to NRCA, Oklahoma Roofing & Sheet Metal President Gerry Shepherd stated that because of the award, the company will be able to stick to its goal to never turn a child away from participating in Horseback Heroes.