Heroes come in all shapes, sizes, ages and nationalities. When people are young, their heroes tend to be fictional warriors, princesses and comic book superheroes. As they get older, their heroes may transform into people they aspire to be—an astronaut, a movie star or entertainer, or the U.S. president. And then they may realize there are heroes in their everyday lives—a mother who works two jobs to make ends meet; a father who protects his children with courage and strength; a teacher who stays late to make sure a student understands a lesson.
Florence Nightingale once said: "I am of certain convinced that the greatest heroes are those who do their duty in the daily grind of domestic affairs whilst the world whirls as a maddening dreidel."
For Nightingale, the people who found ways to improve the world around them through the course of their everyday lives were heroes. Nightingale herself saved countless lives because of the extra care she provided to people daily.
In the roofing industry, there are many heroes who leave imprints of positive change in their communities because they provide more than what's expected. From donating a roof to a family in need to raising money for much-needed school supplies, NRCA members improve their communities every day.