Helping Hands

2 images of our teams participating in Helping Hands projects. Building Community One Roof at a Time

Helping Hands Community Projects

Helping Hands roofing projects started in 1987 with our first community project. When a group of our staff decided to volunteer their time and materials to re-roof the cabins at the Christine Center, we knew that feeling, that sense of purpose, was something we’d value for many years to come.

Since then, we’ve been giving back to the communities we live and work in a few times each year.

We’ve had the opportunity to install new roofs on houses for families and provide repairs for individuals with a variety of stories like a child fighting cancer, and extreme storm damage on a retired couple’s home.

Since 1983, we’ve also helped in more ways than just roofing. Every November we donate hundreds of turkeys to community organizations that support families in need. In 2020, we donated over 700 turkeys across Wisconsin!

Adopted Ronald McDonald House Chapters

In 2017, members of the Roofing Alliance committed to adopting all 165 chapters of Ronald McDonald House Charities around the nation. RMHC is a nonprofit that supports improved health and well-being of children and their families. They aim to keep families close where they can also be close to medical care. These locations serve as a second home with private rooms, toy rooms, kitchens (and teams of volunteers serving meals), and the opportunity to be near a hospital without sleeping at the hospital every night. The Madison House also has a mobile care unit that brings pediatric healthcare and dentistry to communities in surrounding counties.

We are dedicated to servicing these roofs for any of their needs, large or small; using our roofing skills to provide a warm, dry building for community members during their times of need.

We’re Excited to Announce!

This year’s Helping Hands projects support excellent organizations across Wisconsin.

Our adopted Ronald McDonald House partner in Marshfield is celebrating their 40th Anniversary and in need of a new roof.
The Salvation Army in Menasha needs an extensive repair, and we’re happy to help our neighbor!
Our third project was submitted by a Crew member who loves to support this nonprofit. Second Chance Thrift in Stoughton, WI gives 100% of store profits to animals in need to help cover costs (spaying, neutering, and medical bills).

GLRC employee handing out turkey at a local church

Turkey Donations

Every year during Thanksgiving time, Great Lakes Roofing gives away hundreds of turkeys to families in need. The giveaway was started in 1983 as a part of the company’s Helping Hands program, an ongoing initiative to give back to the communities we live and work in. Over the years, Great Lakes Roofing Corp. has donated thousands of turkeys to hungry families to ensure they have a nice meal for the holiday season.

In 2020, we donated over 700 turkeys.
In 2021, we donated at over 50 different locations.

The Maritime bar in Appleton, WI looking a little run-down

When a local bar owner passed away from cancer, his grieving family was saddled with both medical bills and a desperate need for repairs at the bar. GLRC staff heard their story, and stepped in to help. Read more…