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
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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