This May, employees of Ferguson Roofing played in one of the area’s longest-running golf tournaments for charity. The Ainad Drum and Bugle Corps hosted their 28th annual golf tourney to raise funds for their many activities throughout the year and to support the philanthropy of Shriners Hospitals for Children.
This year, Ferguson Roofing pledged our financial support to the National Alzheimer’s Association.
This organization is working to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease. They are advancing research, providing care for patients and their families, and working to promote brain health and reduce the occurrence of dementia.
Ferguson Roofing chose to partner with The Building Owners and Managers Association of Metropolitan St. Louis – BOMA, by supporting their Trivia Night charity fundraiser. Ferguson has an ongoing relationship with BOMA and supports its mission to create positive change in the commercial property industry while reaching out to the local community. The May 10th trivia night provided fun, snacks, and a challenging trivia competition while raising money for a local charity, Kingdom House.
How did we help?
Ferguson Roofing contributed financial support to the Marianist Retreat Center’s Trivia Night fundraiser. This support aids the MRCC in their mission to provide opportunities for people to experience solace and spiritual contemplation as well as educational opportunities in alignment with their values of justice and inclusion for marginalized people. This is a place that fosters a greater peace in the hearts of participants and in the heart of our community.
We got connected to NFTE (Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship) 4 years ago. We were looking for a partner to feature in the St. Louis Business Journal’s Giving Guide. After being introduced to the Executive Director of NFTE and having an opportunity to help mentor a class, our relationship was solidified. Our President, Jason Shupp, was asked to join the NFTE Advisory Board, where he is now on his 3rd year.
With our ongoing efforts to support those who support us, Ferguson Roofing donated items for the Bridgeway Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) Elementary School Trivia Night. The event was hosted on Saturday, February 23rd, 2019. The Bridgeway PTO supports the Bridgeway Elementary School, located in Bridgeton, MO. Bridgeway Elementary is part of the Pattonville School District, which has been voted one of the top places to work by the St. Louis Post Dispatch in 2015-2018.
While reading over the nomination information for our 80 in 80 Program, I was drawn to the Church of God at Baden charitable organization. I became concerned when I read that their food pantry serves over 300 people per month and that there are so many families and children that need to have this service provided for them right here in our back yard of North St. Louis County. It also concerned me that the needs and services they provide are not just at this time and this year, but that they have been ongoing for some 30 years.
The St. Louis Blues Blind Hockey Club’s mission is to provide those with visual impairments the opportunity to fully participate in a team sport: ice hockey. Their goal is to allow players with limited spectrum of sight to enjoy the teamwork, competition and athleticism that is synonymous with this sport. We are very lucky to have this club in our community as they are one of only eight teams in the whole country that makes this sport accessible to the visually impaired.
Family Forward provides support to caregivers of children that have developmental disabilities or those who have suffered severe traumas. Their extensive services help biological, foster and adoptive families deliver hope to the children in their care. These services include: trauma assessment, therapy, coaching and education, recruitment and training of foster families, on-site care for children with disabilities, and a therapeutic preschool. They also work to prevent chronic child abuse by reducing stress and removing barriers for parents of vulnerable children. This organization was able to positively affect nearly 7,000 children and their families last year.
The Kathy J. Weinman Shelter is an organization that supports abused women and their children. Many women leave abusive situations with only the clothes on their backs and the Shelter provides them with everything they need to get their lives on track. By creating a safe environment, the Shelter hopes to help heal the trauma of intimate partner violence.
We live in a global society that is becoming more connected everyday. Our employees and customers represent a diverse group of people from many ethnic backgrounds. It is with great pride that Ferguson Roofing supports Oasis International Ministries whose mission is to love and care for those seeking refuge from war torn countries.
Many employees and clients of Ferguson Roofing are parents or grandparents of young children. We all want the best for our children, especially during the critical formative years from birth to five years old; however some children do not have access to quality childcare because of their family’s socioeconomic status.
Childhood obesity is an epidemic in our country. Children need a safe place where they can learn healthy habits without being judged. For this reason, Ferguson Roofing is supporting the wonderful organization Camp Jump Start because of the impact they are making on the lives of young people.
The first grant winner on our 80 in 80 campaign is Brackets for Good. This year’s bracket is complete and the winner is Brace for Impact 46! Congrats to them and all of those that participated. If you support a non-profit, make sure they apply with Brackets for Good toward year’s end for the 2019 competition. More good coming!