Florida Roofing Magazine - April 2022

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Giving Back

FRSA Members Giving Back to the Community

Boots on the Roof

Each FRSA Affiliate undertakes charity programs in the course of a normal year and projects vary by Affiliate. Some give back by supporting the projects of a local charity, others with an annual event named in honor of a member who has passed. And all, it seems, undertake a project or two on behalf of a military veteran or an elderly person in need. As the state Association, we often receive calls from these distressed individuals or their family members, asking for assistance. After vetting these calls, we are fortunate to be able to forward the information on a potential

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charity project to one of our 13 Affiliate organizations throughout the state. The most recent one was sent to Ralph DeCicco, the Affiliate Executive Director of the Northeast Florida Roofing and Sheet Metal Contractors Association (NEFRSA).

Get ‘er Done!

Working on a “Boots on the Roof” Charity Program referral by Lisa Pate, FRSA Executive Director, NEFRSA Directors Todd Brown and Ralph DeCicco inspected, photographed and presented to the NEFRSA Board of Directors a potential project. They received approval for the project and executed a series of roofing and maintenance repairs to the roof on the Jacksonville home of Navy veteran Thomas Everett and his wife Barbara.