Boral Roofing Supports Three Charitable Organizations in Southern Nevada in Mission to
Assist Homeless and At-Risk Youth
Roofing Manufacturer Donates Tile Roof for Expansion of the
William Fry Drop-in Center in Las Vegas
IRVINE, CA (September 9, 2014) – Boral Roofing LLC, the nation’s largest provider of clay and concrete roof tile, is proud to support three charitable organizations in the expansion of the William Fry Drop-in Center, which serves homeless and at-risk youth in Southern Nevada. Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth (NPHY), HomeAid Southern Nevada (HASN) and Nevada Women’s Philanthropy (NWP) have joined forces to complete a 2,600-square-foot facility expansion that broke ground Aug. 13. Boral Roofing has donated concrete roof tile for the facility through the company’s participation in HomeAid Southern Nevada, whose mission is to help build new lives for Southern Nevada’s homeless through housing and community outreach.
The expansion of the William Fry Drop-in Center, which served 5,000 cases in 2013, will increase the Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth’s capacity for annual visits by 40%. The organization seeks to eliminate homelessness among Nevada’s youth population and to provide those it serves with opportunities for a quality future. NPHY is the only youth service provider in the state with a continuum of care extending from street outreach and 24-hour crisis intervention services to a full-time drop-in center and independent living program.
“Boral Roofing is proud to participate in such an important community project with HomeAid Southern Nevada,” said Stephenie Ireland, Boral Roofing’s Nevada Area Sales Manager and Board Member of HomeAid Southern Nevada. “The Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth provides a vital service for the betterment of this community and deserves the support of the building industry.”
The tile donated to the project is Saxony Split Shake tile, which recreates the aesthetic of hand-hewn shakes whose benefits include superb performance and durability, low maintenance, energy efficiency and fire resistance. Cooper Roofing & Solar, a HomeAid Southern Nevada building partner, will complete the roof tile installation. Construction of the facility expansion is anticipated to be complete in October.
“We have had the great fortune to have Boral Roofing not only as a national HomeAid America sponsor, but as a generous, active member of our local Board of Directors,” said Caitlin Shea, executive director of HomeAid Southern Nevada. “We are so grateful for the Boral Roofing donation to this project. Because of this generosity and support, we are able to help Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth double their facility space and help 40% more homeless and at-risk youth in our community.”
The 2,600-square-foot expansion brings the facility to a total of 4,000 square feet and includes the conversion of the facility’s existing administrative offices into youth service areas and a new kitchen, designed not only to serve the daily nutritional needs of the youth, but also allowing room for group learning lessons. The expansion will more than double the size of the existing center, and will also include a computer lab and staff office space, basketball court, gym, art and music rooms, and additional private areas for in-taking clients and tutoring.
About HomeAid Southern Nevada:
HomeAid Southern Nevada is a 501c3 non-profit serving Clark, Lincoln and Nye counties in Southern Nevada. Founded in 2004 under the guidance of Bill June of Beazer Homes, the organization’s mission is building new lives for Southern Nevada’s homeless through housing and community outreach. The mission is carried out through care days, education and awareness in the community, as well as through shelter projects. The HomeAid Southern Nevada chapter is sponsored by the Southern Nevada Home Builders Association and is overseen by the Board of Directors.
Since 2005, more than 95,000 square feet have been renovated, and over 1500 homeless children and adults have been served through the great work of countless builders, trades, sponsors and volunteers that comprise the organization.
About Boral Roofing:
Boral Roofing LLC is a subsidiary of Boral USA and is the country’s largest premium provider of complete roofing and re-roofing solutions for architects as well as commercial and residential builders. Boral Roofing operates 13 clay and concrete tile manufacturing plants throughout the United States.
About Boral USA:
Headquartered in Roswell, Georgia, Boral USA is a leader in the building material industry. Boral USA’s subsidiaries include Boral Bricks: #1 manufacturer of brick in the United States, Boral Roofing: the nation’s leading manufacturer of clay and concrete roof tiles, Boral Stone Products, manufacturer of Cultured Stone®: #1 Brand of manufactured stone veneer, Boral Composites Inc., manufacturer of Boral TruExterior® Trim: #1 Brand of poly-ash exterior trim products.