SRS Raise the Roof Foundation

Doing what we can to help our community

No Soldier Spends Christmas Alone 2013


Join us in an effort to see that "No Soldier Spends Christmas Alone" by donating at your local SRS Branch office. Together we can help Luke's Wings reach their ultimate goal of $500,000 to unite wounded veterans and their families this holiday season!


$50,000.00 = 200 Moments like this!

 

How you can help: Donate MONEY in your local branches money jar Today thru December 20th!  $350.00 is enough to send a soldier home for the holidays.  SRS would like to challenge each branch to unite at least one soldier with their family this holiday season. For every dollar you contribute....The SRS Raise the Roof Foundation will match that donation at a rate of 100% on the dollar.

Learn More & Spread The Word!

·         Share the progress of your branches fundraising efforts on the SRS Raise The Roof Foundation Facebook Page!

 

·         Learn about this special program from co-founder Fletcher Gill on this Fox News Video!

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 Hear about how Luke’s Wings helped Sargent Landon from  WRBL News 3 Video!

 

·         Follow Luke’s Wings on Twitter!

Donation to the City of West, TX Relief Efforts

SRS Raise the Roof Foundation Inc. Makes Donation to the City of West, TX Relief Efforts

McKinney, TEXAS, April 30, 2013 - In an effort to support the victims and their families following the tragic events in the city of West, Texas, the SRS Raise the Roof Foundation Inc., the philanthropic arm of SRS Distribution Inc., announced today a $25,000 contribution to the Baylor University City of West Relief Fund to support relief and recovery efforts in the City of West.

“Throughout the country, Americans are bonding together to help those affected by this tragedy in West, Texas,” said SRS Distribution Inc. (“SRS”) President & CEO Ron Ross. “We here at SRS are humbled to be of assistance to these families. Our thoughts are with all of those that have been affected by this tragedy.”

Headquartered in McKinney, TX, SRS Distribution Inc. is a building products distribution holding company that operates 89 locations in 30 states. The SRS Raise the Roof Foundation, Inc., the philanthropic arm of SRS Distribution Inc., is a Texas non-profit corporation. The SRS Raise the Roof Foundation, Inc. exists to help those in need throughout the Unites States in an effort to help address our nation’s most pressing challenges.

Nathan Hart’s Family Suffers from Tragic Accident!

Donate during the month of May, and SRS Raise the Roof Foundation will match 100% of your donation to support Nathan and his family pay for uncovered medical expenses, and move into a handicap accessible home!

Nathan Hart, a driver from the SRS Distribution family, his fiancee Renee Ferrier, and their three-year-old daughter Natalie need our support! On March 16, 2013, the family was hit head on by a drunk driver and all suffered major injuries. Nathan and Renee both broke several bones and devastatingly lost their six-month-old unborn baby girl! Natalie is currently in a rehabilitation hospital where she is recovering from here critical, and life threatening injuries. This young family is facing a long road to recovery and they need all the help and prayers we can give!

SOCKS FOR SANDY HOLIDAY DRIVE

 

In the wake of a natural disaster, it is often the items we take for granted each and every day of our lives that are needed the most.  Socks for Sandy exists to help those in the 08087 area of New Jersey who lost everything during Hurricane Sandy. With your donations, SRS Raise the Roof Foundation will help Socks for Sandy provide warmth to those who need it most in the Egg Harbor & Tuckerton, New Jersey area.

 

 

How you can help: It’s easy to make a BIG difference!  Donate NEW packages of items at your local branch.

Items most urgently needed:
•    Packages of Socks – all sizes
•    Underwear
•    Sports bras
•    Thermal underwear
•    Children's pajamas
•    Black/grey/navy adult sweatpants

 

 

 

Learn More & Spread The Word!


•    Tell us about your donation on the SRS Raise The Roof Foundation Facebook Page!

•    Learn about the impact of your donation on the Socks for Sandy Blog!

•    Follow Socks for Sandy on Twitter!

 

 

MAKING MONEY, HAVING FUN & GIVING BACK!


SRS is proud to be great stewards of our community, and diligent supporters of some of the nation’s most recognized charitable organizations. 

 

The following foundations provide invaluable services to our fellow Americans from all walks of life, and their continued success depends heavily on the monies they receive through sponsorships.  It is our sincere goal to continue supporting these organizations through the SRS Raise the Roof Foundation as well as many others in the months and years to come!

 

Thanks to all of our employees for the hard work and dedication to our company, for you are the ones truly responsible for these gifts.



The American National Red Cross is a volunteer-led, organization that provides emergency assistance, disaster relief and education inside the United States. The American Red Cross also offers: community services that help the needy; communications services and comfort for military members and their families; the collection, processing and distribution of blood and blood products; and educational programs on preparedness, health, and safety.




The BSA goal is to train youth in responsible citizenship, character development, and self-reliance through participation in a wide range of outdoor activities, educational programs, and, at older age levels, career-oriented programs in partnership with community organizations.



Big Brothers Big Sisters of America is a non-profit organization whose mission is to help children reach their potential through professionally supported, one-to-one relationships with mentors that try to have a measurable impact on youth.



So what does Luke's Wings do exactly?  It's very simple.  Luke's Wings raises money for soldiers and their families' plane tickets to see one another when they might otherwise be unable to do so. Their mission is simple: unite wounded veterans with their families, and put all the money raised toward that endeavor.  Because Luke's Wings does not stock pile money raised in order to host big bashes, the soldiers and their families are getting as much out of Luke's Wings as possible.



Dallas Leadership Foundation (DLF) is a Christian non-profit organization founded in 1995 by Kathy Dudley. Since its beginning, DLF has remained focused on three areas:  Community Development, Leadership Development and
Building Strategic Partnerships.  DLF fosters growth and improved quality of life for neighborhoods in need of revitalization.



Established in 2007, the Nick Gonzales Foundation for Brain Tumor Research fights against brain tumors by raising research funding and increasing public awareness of the early warning signs.
 



The Polar Plunge is what happens when thousands of people run into icy cold water to raise money for Special Olympics.  Each team raises a minimum number of pledges from friends and family. Then on “plunge day,” they run or jump into the water and get out as fast as they can. It's all done for fun and to raise money for a great cause!



Donations were made in honor of the memory of Renee Irene Chilton, Scott Chilton’s mother, to the Steven Louis Chilton Memorial Children’s Library at the Beth Shalom Congregation in Columbia, Maryland. Steven Louis Chilton is Scott Chilton’s son.

SRS Supports C.A.S.A.


CASA is a national volunteer movement that began in 1977 when Judge David Soukup in Seattle decided he needed to know more about the children whose lives were in his hands. His solution was to ask community volunteers to act as a "voice in court" for abused and neglected children. These Court Appointed Special Advocates® (CASA) provided him with the detailed information he needed to safeguard the children's best interests and ensure that they were placed in safe, permanent homes as quickly as possible. The program was so successful that it was copied around the nation.



The first CASA program established in Texas was Dallas CASA in 1980. During that decade, 14 CASA programs were started in Texas. In 1989, Texas CASA was formed as a result of a merger between the Texas Task Force on Permanency Planning and the Texas CASA network that was made up of the existing CASA programs in the state.



Today, the CASA movement has evolved into one of the largest volunteer organizations in the country. In Texas, there are 69 local CASA programs with more than 6,600 volunteers serving nearly 21,000 foster children in 204 counties.



Texas CASA, Inc. advocates for abused and neglected children in the court system through the development, growth and support of local CASA programs in Texas. Texas CASA also advocates for foster children in the Texas Legislature.

Who is CASA?

CASA volunteers are people like you. They’re teachers, business people, retirees, stay-at-home moms, grandparents, college students; extraordinary people who want to make certain the voices of abused and neglected children are heard.

 


What do CASAs do?
CASA volunteers get to know the child and speak to everyone involved in the child’s life, including their family members, teachers, doctors, lawyers, social workers, and others.



The information they gather and their recommendations help the court make informed decisions. CASA volunteers commit to a child until the case is closed and the child is in a safe, permanent home.


CASAs impact
Judges truly value the observations and recommendations of CASA volunteers, knowing that they have the child’s best interests at heart.

    CASA volunteers help shorten the time a child spends in foster care.*
    Children with a CASA volunteer are less likely to re-enter the child welfare system once their case is closed.*
    CASA volunteers help children and their families receive the services they need.*
    CASA has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Justice as a model juvenile delinquency prevention program.

*Source: Study conducted by National CASA and U.S. Department of Justice Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Programs, 2006
Statements from former CASA youth



SRS Support for Joplin, Missouri




On Sunday, May 22, 2011, at approximately 6:00pm, a massive tornado ripped through Joplin, Missouri.  Tossing cars and trees like children’s toys, the sinister twister sliced like a knife through the city of approximately 50,000 people.

The tornado crushed nearly a third of the city. It pounded about 2,000 buildings, knocked out power and cell phone service for many, and damaged water treatment and sewage plants. The tangled remains of cars and trucks were overturned and thrown against buildings and trees. Some blocks were jagged mounds of debris, while others were stripped to utter emptiness: just foundations of homes and tree trunks — no leaves, no branches, no bark.

It was the deadliest tornado in more than half a century, and it adds to a season of particularly deadly tornadoes.  Storms

 

in the Midwest and South have killed hundreds of people in the last two months, and left millions of dollars of damage behind.

Nearly a month after the massive tornado devastated Joplin, another person has died from injuries, bringing the death toll to 155. 

Financial donations are one of the best options to support those in need because they offer agencies, like the Red Cross, the most flexibility in obtaining resources most-needed by survivors.  Ron Ross, CEO of SRS, donated $100,000 in the name of SRS Acquisition to help the people of Joplin with their recovery efforts.  Hopefully, this donation will find its way into the lives of the many, many people who desperately need our help and support to rebuild their lives and futures.