Community Service Day Takes Place In Conjunction with IRE

For the fourth straight year, the International Roofing Expo (IRE) is hosting Community Service Day, a one-day event held prior to the show where attendees and exhibitors volunteer to help renovate homes of families in need.

Taking place today from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., IRE has partnered with Rebuilding Together San Antonio, a non-profit, volunteer-based program that repairs and rehabilitates homes and non-profit community facilities, as well as NRCA’s Disaster Relief Committee.

Community Service Day is sponsored by Canton, Mass.-based Sika Sarnafil, a manufacturer of single-ply vinyl roofing and waterproofing systems known for superior performance with minimal environmental impact.

“International Roofing Expo is so pleased to once again partner with Rebuilding Together in the spirit of community service to help renovate the homes of those less fortunate,” says Lindsay Roberts, group director of the expo. “The renovations made to these houses will make a real difference in the lives of the families.”

Renovations will be performed on the home of Concepcion and Enrique Merendon. Unemployed and disabled, Mr. Merendon receives dialysis treatment for his kidney, has permanent back injuries, as well as nerve problems in his leg. Volunteers will be replacing windows, installing security doors and siding, painting and more.

Fort Worth-based Benco Commercial Roofing completed the initial component of this project by replacing the roof on the Merendon’s house.

Renovations will also take place on the home of Maria Luna, a grandmother raising four grandchildren alone. Repairs are needed to the front and back porch, the eaves of the roof, the skirting on the home, as well as painting and property cleanup.

“Rebuilding Together has long represented the American spirit of volunteerism and helping others,” says Bill Good, executive vice president of NRCA, the show’s official sponsor. “We are very appreciative of the exhibitor and attendees who have signed up for this terrific event.”

Attendees and exhibitors may make a tax-deductible monetary donation at the same time they register to attend the show.

To donate product and/or materials, please contact John MacKenzie, Director of Rebuilding Together San Antonio, at (210) 415-1836 or visiting Rebuilding Together San Antonio’s website.

The 2013 International Roofing Expo will take place Feb. 5-7, at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio.

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