Every year, the Arizona Council of the National Women in Roofing association selects a worthy local cause in need to whom they can contribute its resources. This year was no different, soliciting help from local roofing industry leaders to provide a much-needed new roof to the Avis Angels project. Avis Angels is a foster home for Arizona’s youth and was started by Avis Lopez while working as a social worker for the state of Arizona. While there, she met a family of four children that were going to be separated and because of their nationality, there was no resources available to them. Avis decided to resign from her job and take the youngsters in as foster children. Frustrated with the system, Avis and several friends founded Avis Angels.
Avis Angels currently houses 12 children ranging in age from five months to 17 years old with little government assistance. Her roof was in disrepair and in need of immediate help. After hearing about the project, Rebecca Hyman of Gryphon Roofing brought it to the NWiR – AZ Council and it was quickly adopted as its project of the year.
Several manufacturers donated most of the materials, Hardacker Roofing, Lyons Roofing and JBS Roofing handled the tear off of the existing roof, repair work and installation of the new roof and Elite Roofing Supply provided all the other materials that could not be sourced.
“We love being involved in projects like this,” commented COO Sarah Weiss. “Giving back to our community is second nature to our team and being aligned with a group of professionals that are looking to make a difference feeds our souls.”
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