Give a little

Despite a slow economy, the roofing industry knows giving a little means a lot

The past two years have been difficult to say the least. The stock market plummeted; Sept. 11, 2001, events were devastating; and officers of many multimillion dollar companies were indicted for criminal activities. In response, individual and corporate budgets tightened, and the United States plunged into a recession.

But it is during these times of economic strife people need charity the most. And fortunately, though there seems to be less time and money to go around, people still take pride in reaching out to those in need. According to the American Association of Fundraising Counsel Trust for Philanthropy, total charitable-giving dollars increased 1 percent to $240.92 billion during 2002. And corporate giving, which accounts for 5 percent of all giving during 2002, grew 10.5 percent to $12.19 billion.

Following are stories about how some companies within the roofing industry were part of the 2002 charitable-giving statistics and intend to improve the statistics for 2003.

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