Few people have been unaffected by the floundering economy during the past year. Businesses have continued to lose money, forcing some to close and many to lay off employees. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, since the recession began in December 2007, the number of unemployed people in the U.S. has risen by 7 million and the unemployment rate has increased 4.6 percentage points to 9.5 percent in June.
It has been a difficult year, which makes it even more heartwarming to consider the generous contributions NRCA members and others in the roofing industry have made during the past 12 months.
Every year, Professional Roofing recognizes roofing professionals' acts of charity; following are some noteworthy donations.