As the holiday season comes to an end, and we begin a new year, we at Illinois Roofmasters are very thankful for the opportunities we had in 2013 to help the under privileged in our community and across the globe. Here is a glance at some of the things we were able to do:
- We repaired a leaky roof for a women’s home on the Northside of Chicago and a men’s recovery home on the Southside of Chicago. Although they are two separate entities, they are both non-profit organizations that help men & women get a new start in life. Because of limited funding, they could not afford the roof repair, so we completed the repairs free of charge for both organizations.
- We sent a donation, along with three staff members of Illinois Roofmasters, who were joining a team going to Central America over the summer to help with a building project at an orphanage in Honduras. They even helped build a new 1 room house for an impoverished elderly woman that lived on a mountain side. The women was suffering from respiratory issues because her wood burning stove was inside her 1 room home, without proper ventilation.
- We helped a local food pantry pick up & deliver groceries to needy families for Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Even in the busyness of everyday American life, it is important to recognize all that we have in comparison to the little that others near and far may have. It is a core value of Illinois Roofmasters to give back! If ever you desire to join us in our efforts, please let us know, we always welcome helping hands.
We are in joyful anticipation of a great year in 2014 and hope to help even more this year than we did in 2013.