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Volunteers and Businesses Unite to Bring Tacoma Resident a New Roof and Lawn

NWIR SheBuilds 7.27
July 29, 2023 at 6:00 p.m.

By Anna Lockhart.  

This year’s She Builds project brought together an amazing crew of volunteers and businesses to gift a Tacoma resident new life for her home’s roof and lawn.  

She Builds, a National Women in Roofing (NWiR) group, is an inspiring group of women who come together to aid in alleviating the home repair crises in their community. For the 2023 She Builds event, the assembled group of volunteers worked with Rebuilding Together South Sound, a local organization that aids in funding free home repairs, to help repair the roof and landscaping of a Tacoma, Washington resident, Alma.  

The repairs needed to restore life to Alma’s home and lawn cost over $20,000, and through the kindness of strangers, the She Builds and Rebuilding Together volunteers were able to bring together the funds, supplies and labor needed to get the job done. A team of twenty eager volunteers and eight companies willing to dedicate their time and resources showed up on April 29, 2023, at Alma’s home to begin repairs.  

The volunteer event provided attendees with the opportunity to learn about roof installation and repair, as well as the opportunity to build community with one another. The event was a success, thanks to the amazing group of volunteers and local businesses lending a hand in supplying labor, materials and funding that made the event possible.  

Brenda Littau, Coffee Shop account manager, attended the event as a member of the local chapter of NWiR to capture and partake in the event. She described her experience attending the event, “This was my first experience with She Build and the NWiR Seattle Council. It was amazing to see all the teams come together for the good of the community. Teams from Beacon and PABCO, companies I've worked with in the past, just showed up and worked side by side in this woman's yard to help." 

Brenda continued, “It was like nothing I had ever experienced in my career, and I immediately joined NWiR because we need more of this in the world, and I want to be a part of it.” 

This project wouldn’t have been possible without the organizational efforts of the NWiR She Builds and Rebuilding Together organizers, the volunteers and the following companies: Fields Roof Service, Guardian Roofing & Gutters, Chinook Building Envelope Services, McKay Wealth Management, Beacon, Malarkey Roofing Products, PABCO Roofing Products and Harbor Drone Service.  

Learn more about the She Builds NWiR group.

Learn more about NWIR (National Women in Roofing) in their Coffee Shop Directory or visit www.nationalwomeninroofing.org.

About Anna

Anna Lockhart is a content administrator/writer for the Coffee Shops and AskARoofer™. When she’s not working, she’s most likely to be found with her nose in a book or attempting to master a new cookie recipe. 

About National Women in Roofing

National Women in Roofing (NWIR) is a non-profit volunteer-based organization that supports and advances the careers of women roofing professionals, from manufacturing to design to installation, investigation to repair to management and every step in between. NWIR provides networking, mentoring, education, and recruitment opportunities from the rooftop to the boardroom, for the young professional at the start of her career to the seasoned manager in the executive suite. Through a commitment to connect and empower women in roofing, NWIR members contribute to the overall betterment and professionalism of the roofing industry.

Membership also includes and welcomes men who support the inclusion of women in the roofing industry. Working together, NWIR members are bringing the industry to a new level of excellence by supporting and promoting the contributions of women as an essential component to the future of roofing. Learn more at www.nationalwomeninroofing.org 



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