ROOFS FOR HEROES

By: Buzz Warren, Publicty/PR Tri-Boro First Aid Squad

Tri-Boro First Aid Squad profoundly thanks all those who participated in donating and installing a new roof on their Headquarters

There’s a lovely story about how this came about smack dab in the middle of a Pandemic outbreak. 

All Volunteer Tri-Boro First Aid Squad (TBFAS) serving Bloomingdale, Butler, and Kinnelon needed to replace an aging roof with numerous leaks. Long Time Member, Linda McKnight, was told of a charitable organization called Rebuilding Together North Jersey. Their mission was to provide low-income homeowners with critical repairs and modifications needed to live safely in the home. Upon contacting them she spoke with Gretchen Viggiano, Executive Director. Up to now, they had never worked with a non-profit organization such as TBFAS, she was intrigued and told Linda about GAF’s Program Roofs for Heroes.

While GAF, the leading roofing manufacturer in North America, had worked primarily replacing roofs for individuals, they enthusiastically embraced the idea of providing all roofing materials for Tri-Boro.

GAF brought Arco Roofing of West Caldwell to the project providing the critical components necessary to make the new roof. They supplied cranes, equipment, tools and personnel.

All the pieces came together and In a week the Squad had a new roof!

Upon completion Squad Members prepared a congratulatory lunch 

It’s nice to know during Pandemic Crisis and economic downturn there are organizations and commercial companies who are stepping up and performing an important civic duty.

 

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