In recognition of its generosity of service, Oregon-based Bliss Roofing Inc. was recently named the grand-prize winner of the 11th annual CNA/NRCA Community Involvement Award co-sponsored by the National Roofing Contractors Association and CNA, the Chicago-based commercial property and casualty insurance company.
This year's awards honored charitable works performed by NRCA contractor members during the 2022 calendar year.
Bliss Roofing’s honor was in conjunction with its partnership working with the Metro Portland Housing Industry Foundation, also known as the Home Builders Foundation. In an NRCA release, the organization detailed Bliss Roofing’s work supporting four projects with the Home Builders Foundation — a sleeping pod community for veterans, a home for girls escaping sex trafficking, a youth drop-in center and a family shelter — for vulnerable communities experiencing homelessness and housing instability.
CNA awarded Bliss Roofing with $7,500 to be presented to Home Builders Foundation. In addition, NRCA dedicated the proceeds of its Cyber Monday sale in November 2022 to Home Builders Foundation.
The second-place winner was Beck Roofing Corp. of Norfolk, Va., for its charitable efforts with ForKids, a nonprofit helping families suffering from poverty and homelessness. The organization currently helps more than 250 families, including 500 children, in 14 cities and counties in southeastern Virginia. Beck Roofing provided a full roof system replacement on a ForKids home. CNA awarded Beck Roofing with $5,000 for its charity.
The final winner, in third place, went to Dan Perkins Construction Inc., located in Ishpeming, Mich., for its work with Bay Cliff Health Camp. The camp works with children ages 7 through 17, helping participants overcome handicaps to become more independent within a summer camp setting. The company replaced the roof of the camp’s arts and crafts building. For its efforts, CNA awarded Dan Perkins Construction with $2,500 for its charity.
People’s Choice Award
The “People’s Choice” category, chosen through online voting, was awarded to Foster Contracting Inc., of Indianapolis, for its work with Isaiah 117 House. The nonprofit organization provides safe housing for children placed in protective custody by the state until caseworkers can find suitable foster homes for them. Foster Contracting is acting as general contractor and plans to provide a fully renovated home to Isaiah 117 House this summer. CNA awarded Foster Contracting with $1,500 for its charity.
The awards were presented on March 8, 2023, at NRCA’s Awards Ceremony and Cocktail Reception held during the NRCA’s 136th Annual Convention in Dallas.
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