Earlier this year saw Ontario Industrial Roofing Contractors Association (OIRCA) establish a new initiative - The OIRCA Rooftop Rescue Foundation. Their mission is to, "provide roofing services to individuals and organizations who are unable to fund roofing construction on their own." Last month we had the privilege of participating in their first roofing project for a learning centre that will provide free tutoring for children with dyslexia in Hamilton, Ontario. The project was a success and we're really looking forward to being involved in future initiatives with foundation.
Article written by Don Marks.
While making his final speech to the membership at the January 2017 Annual General Meeting, John Petrachek of Atlas-Apex Roofing… now Past President announced that his goal to establish a charitable foundation for the Association will become a reality in 2017.
The foundation, ultimately named the OIRCA Rooftop Rescue Foundation, was formed earlier this year with the establishment of a Board of Directors, creation of a logo and launching of a website. While still early days for the charity and with a few details still to be worked out we are pleased to announce to the membership that the first roofing project for the Foundation was substantially completed last month in Hamilton.
We received a letter of inquiry from the Scottish Rite Charitable Foundation Learning Centre for Hamilton. The establishment of their learning centre will provide free remedial tutoring for children with dyslexia in the Hamilton area. The Foundation Board reviewed their submission and decided their need would be a good opportunity for us to get our feet wet with our first roofing project.
Their facility is a residential property with a steep-sloped shingle roof and a small flat roof. Semple Gooder Roofing Corporation of Toronto graciously volunteered to provide the labour, design services and miscellaneous roofing materials required. Convoy Supply stepped up and supplied shingles, modified bitumen membrane and other roofing accessory materials.
Dave Walden former owner of OIRCA Member Company Conestoga Roofing served as our Project Manager for the work.
The fall issue of Ontario Roofing News will include a cover story providing the full story about this worthwhile Foundation project..
To find out more about OIRCA Rooftop Rescue Foundation go here: http://www.rooftoprescue.com