Our Community Contributions
Dior Construction believes in giving back to the community so we get involved in different programs to support various causes, starting with Habitat for Humanity. Every year, several of our roofs make their way to communities supported by the program, helping make it easier to get a home ready for a recipient.
At the same time, Dior Construction also participates in GAF’s Roofs for Troops. Through this program, a $250 rebate can be enjoyed by veterans for roof replacements. We bump up the benefits by matching this amount, allowing local veterans to save $500 instead on their new roof.
Making a Difference Podcast: Donating Roofing Services
Why Take Action:
- Because of kids like Samantha, who finally gets to put down roots. “This house just feels different,” the teenager says. “I know I am not going anywhere. And that feels good.”
- Because students from low-income families who change schools frequently are at risk of lower math scores and can be overall more likely to drop out.
- Because children who live in homes with leaking roofs, broken windows, rodents, nonfunctioning heaters or stoves, peeling paint, exposed wiring, or unsafe or unclean environments often experience greater emotional and behavioral problems.
- Because about 1 in 4 people worldwide live in conditions that harm health, safety, prosperity and opportunities.
- Because nowhere in the U.S. will a full-time minimum wage job pay for a median one-bedroom apartment; in 30 states, two minimum-wage jobs won’t cover the rent.
- Because, according to a survey of more than 400 Habitat Metro Denver families, children raised in a Habitat home are twice as likely to go to college, compared to the local average for similar demographic and economic groups.
- Because Habitat Canada homeowners report an average 5.2 percent increase in income and display improved health behaviors, demonstrate greater engagement in their communities and enjoy a better educational outlook.
- In the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina & Rita, NRCA members donated more than $300,000 (in services and material) to assist with rebuilding the Gulf region.
- NRCA Pentagon Project was an effort to restore the Pentagon’s roof system that involved rebuilding part of the structure that was damaged by the airplane crash and repairing a significant portion of the roof system that was damaged by fire. NRCA received generous donations of materials at no cost from several manufacturers. Many contractor members supplied labor for at least a portion of the project. And NRCA members contributed more than $125,000 for the project.
A Little Inspiration:
- The Roofing Contractors of Southern California came up with their own plan to help locally. ‘Project Re-roof,’ first established in 1989 with the re-roofing of Sierra Hillview Acres Children’s Home in Chino Hills, is now recognized by the roofing industry as the annual contribution back to our communities of ‘what the we do best’ – put a roof over the heads of needing charitable organizations. Each year a new site is selected, manufacturers, suppliers and contractors donate materials and services, and a new crew of Roofing All Stars accomplishes a miracle. Last year, in 2016, The Pomona Police Officers’ Association was the proud recipient.
Organizations & Resources:
- Rebuilding Together (www.RebuildingTogether.org)
- Rebuilding Together is a national US non-profit organization working to preserve affordable homeownership and revitalize neighborhoods by providing free home repairs and modifications to low-income homeowners.
- Celebrating more than 25 years of service, Rebuilding Together collectively has completed work on more than 100,000 homes across the nation, which amounts to roughly 10,000 homes per year. With the help of 3.4 million volunteers and donors, RT has delivered over $1.5 billion in market value since its founding, transforming every $1 donated to Rebuilding Together into $4 to the community. Today, the Rebuilding Together Affiliate Network consists of 187 offices throughout the United States.
- Disaster Relief Fund (http://www.nrca.net/roofing/Disaster-Relief-Fund-734)
- NRCA established the Alliance’s Disaster Relief Fund to provide new roofs in regions affected by natural disasters. Held during the fifth anniversary of the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, more than 1,000 volunteers participated in the Rebuilding Together event to rehabilitate another 50 homes in the New Orleans area. The organization now has achieved 85 percent of its goal of rebuilding 1,000 homes in the Gulf Coast.
- Pay it Forward (http://www.nrca.net/roofing/Pay-it-Forward-Program-738)
- The Pay it Forward program was created within the roofing community to match those in need with those who are willing to help. Simply provide NRCA with your contact information and the NRCA will supply you with the project information, and you decide whether you can help.
- NRCA’s Pay It Forward program enables you to give back to your community. In return for helping someone, ask him or her to pay it forward by helping another person in need. With your act of kindness, you can truly make the world a better place.
- Samaritan’s Purse (www.Samaritanspurse.org)
- Samaritan’s Purse is an evangelical Christian humanitarian aid organization that provides aid to people in need from emergency disaster relief. With field offices in over 20 countries on 5 continents they work on a plethora of projects including rebuilding or repairing thousands of houses following Hurricane Mitch in 1998, the El Salvador earthquakes in 2001, the Indian Ocean tsunami in 2004, Hurricane Katrina in 2005 & Hurricane Harvey & Irma of 2017.
- YCAP (For Yamhill County, Oregon) (www.YamhillCap.org)
- Focus on issues of housing, food, energy & youth programs
- GAF’s ‘Roofs for Troops’
- Dior Construction: Through this program, a $250 rebate can be enjoyed by veterans for roof replacements. We bump up the benefits by matching this amount, allowing local veterans to save $500 instead on their new roof.
- Habitat for Humanity (www.Habitat.org)
- Habitat for Humanity has been around since 1976, helping people all over the country and the world. Habitat has helped more than 4 million people construct, rehabilitate or preserve more than 800,000 homes since its founding in 1976, making Habitat the largest not-for-profit builder in the world.
- Dior Construction: has contributed to Habitat for Humanity since its inception, providing more roofs every year as we continue to grow.