Florida Roofing Magazine - February 2022

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involved by adopting and sponsoring 100 percent of all the special needs Angels. One year earlier, his daughter Maddie passed on Thanksgiving Day, right before what would have been her 10th birthday. Adopting these special needs Angels and using funds from his new 501c3, the Maddie Farr Foundation, and from his contracting company was his way to give back. Brian Farr and Brian Walton, General Manager and Partner, met with local leadership of the Salvation Army Command in Orlando and WKMG Local 6 News who connected them to the Angel Tree Program. Farr, Walton and the entire BFARR team helped with corporate donation pick-ups, manned a 10-hour phone bank, became a collection site and even distributed gifts to needy families for the distribution day. Meeting the families and hearing their stories, Walton and Farr followed up again with the Salvation Army. Every Tuesday, BFARR Contracting employees deliver meals to the homeless, hungry and food insecure. They developed a new plan to donate $50 from every roofing and window contract with a 100 percent match of up to $200 if the homeowner would like to add $150 to their contract, which includes a donation to the Salvation Army. Currently, they are developing a similar plan for all commercial roof repair, replacement, coating and new construction roof installation contracts. When Brian Walton called his mother after the

holidays and told her about the Angel Tree experience, weekly food distribution and financial donation strategy, his mother Robin gave him the biggest surprise of all – he and his siblings were recipients of Angel Tree. Year’s ago, Walton’s mother became a single mom, and struggling to make ends meet, signed up for the Angel Tree program for two years. This program changed what would have been a sad Christmas into one that made joy possible because of the Salvation Army Angel Tree program. FRM FRSA is proud of the volunteer work completed by members in the industry and would like to share those projects as often as possible. If you have a community service project you’ve completed, please send it to Lisa Pate at lisapate@floridaroof.com.

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