The Rochester Area Builders Association did something very good, and I want to give them credit.
Builders Association to Help Zumbro Valley Flood Victims with $20,000 Grant
Rochester, MN, June 14, 2011 – Rochester Area Builders, Inc.(RAB), a professional trade association which supports and promotes the building industry in Southeast Minnesota, will use a $20,000 grant from the National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) Home Building Industry Disaster Relief Fund (HBIDRF) to help rebuild homes damaged in the 2010 floods. The local building industry is partnering with the Lutheran Social Services organization and CareFest to conduct a “rebuilding blitz” on June 18th.
“We hope that these funds, along with the volunteer efforts of our members and many others, will help people get their communities rebuilt and back into their homes,” said RAB President Rory Lenton.
The grant comes at a perfect time, just days prior to the June 18th work event. RAB has been organizing members to participate in the event, and taking on projects where specific building experience is needed.
“Even in the face of a recession that has devastated our industry, builders continue to generously give their time and resources to help families impacted by disasters,” said Dave Wilson, a home builder from Ketchum, Idaho, and past NAHB president who heads up NAHB’s disaster relief efforts. “The effort of these Minnesota builders to help flood victims is a shining example of the generosity of builders nationwide.”
The check presentation will take place at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 15th, at 58197 County Rd 21, Mazeppa, MN. This location is the site of one of the rebuilds for the CareFest event.
Here is an additional comment from Tony Lehrman
We were overjoyed to partner with these organizations and not only present them with the funds, but have our membersvolunteer their time to help complete some of these projects.