The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress is marking Giving Tuesday by continuing its commitment to Ronald McDonald House Charities and challenging members of the roofing industry help raise $5,000 for the organization.

The alliance urges anyone interested in donating to head to Ronald McDonald House Charities has a goal of raising a total of $100,000 on Giving Tuesday.

Giving Tuesday is the Tuesday after Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and has become known as a global day of giving.

RMHC says meeting its goal for the day could help it provide an additional 1,250 night stays for families with sick children, thereby keeping them together and close to the medical care they need.

In asking the roofing industry to step up and do its part via social media, the Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress asked “As roofing professionals, what better cause to support than a roof over a family’s head at the time they need it most?”

RMHC is an independent nonprofit organization that receives support from Founding Mission Partner, McDonald's and is headquartered in Chicago. Each of the houses is independently owned and operated, and all local chapters are established as 501(c)(3) corporations.

The houses provide private sleeping rooms, meals and support, offering opportunities for families to interact as they go through their difficult times. Families are asked to pay a nominal fee to stay in the houses, but no family is turned away if the fee is prohibitive.

The houses range from single-family homes to high-rise apartment buildings. The roofs, likewise, range from small low-slope assemblies to complicated steep-slope projects.

The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress committed to enter a partnership agreement with RMHC at its annual meeting in April 2017.  

Earlier this month, Roofing Alliance President Rod Petrick issued a challenge to all Roofing Alliance and NRCA members: to adopt the remaining 53 roofs of the 165 stand-alone Ronald McDonald Houses throughout the U.S. by Nov. 30.