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Ridgeworth Roofing Company Donates Services To Help Ronald McDonald House® near Loyola University Medical Center in Hines, Illinois

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Ridgeworth Roofing Company of Frankfort, Illinois recently donated its services to help a nonprofit that welcomes families with a comfortable, friendly place to stay when their children have medical procedures.

FRANKFORT, Ill. (PRWEB) August 14, 2018

Ridgeworth Roofing Company of Frankfort recently donated its services to help a nonprofit that welcomes families with a comfortable, friendly place to stay when their children have medical procedures.

In May, Ridgeworth partnered with Bennett & Brosseau Roofing in Romeoville to help the Ronald McDonald House near Loyola University Medical Center in Hines. Rod Petrick, Ridgeworth Roofing's president and owner, explained that Bennett & Brosseau's team worked on the steep slope repairs while his company handled the re-roofing of the house's four-story flat roof section. Additionally, it also did a skylight restoration that included a cleaning, a replacement of edge sealant and a solvent-based silicone coating that resulted in a new weathering surface.

Petrick said that his company became involved with this project by being a member of the Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress. This organization is a Rosemont, Illinois-based collective forum of roofing contractors, manufacturers, suppliers and industry professionals who select and provide oversight of programs and funding for progressive research that contributes to the ongoing advancement of the roofing industry.

Petrick, the Alliance's president, is also the lead person for the Ronald McDonald House project. Through his work with alliance and non-alliance members, he reported that more than half of these houses have been sponsored by contractors who are willing to donate their work.

"There are 184 Ronald McDonald Houses in North America," he said. "Moving forward, I, as the alliance president, put the challenge to our members that we get all 184 houses sponsored by the next alliance meeting coming up this November."

Charles Antis, CEO and founder of Antis Roofing and Waterproofing in Irvine, Calif. and Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress member, is the original founder of the Ronald McDonald House Charities initiative. He is proud and appreciative of Petrick's work.

"I love Rod. He's a strong leader, plus he's got a big heart." Antis said. "He envisions safe and dry Ronald McDonald House rooms available for all families with sick kids across this country. It's an honor to sit with him, strategizing to lift our roofing industry, and all of our communities, coast to coast."

Giving back to assist charities is an idea ingrained in Petrick by his late father Robert, Ridgeworth Roofing's original president and owner.

"We have been giving back to nonprofit organizations for years," Rod Petrick said. "Working on the Ronald McDonald House near Loyola was a very good opportunity to put our best foot forward and do something that will, in turn, help other families for many years. They will be able to utilize this facility and don't have to worry about lodging. When our group of men worked on this project, I found out that one of my guys, before he worked for us, utilized a Ronald McDonald House when his child was sick."

Kelly Evans, Director of Ronald McDonald House near Loyola, was thankful for the donated work to its roof and skylight.

"We are so appreciative of the work that Ridgeworth Roofing did for our House," Evans said. "Thank you for keeping our families safe and dry throughout their stay!"

For information about Ridgeworth Roofing, visit http://ridgeworthroofing.com

About Ridgeworth Roofing Company
Located in Frankfort, IL, Ridgeworth Roofing Company is a family-owned business specializing in commercial, institutional, condominium, and industrial roofing applications. In addition to new installations, re-roofing, roof replacement, and roof repair, services include preventative maintenance programs and inspections. For more information, visit their website at http://www.ridgeworthroofing.com or call (708) 598-0039.

About Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana (RMHC®-CNI)
RMHC-CNI is an independent not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to care for families of children with complex medical needs by providing a ‘home away from home' while their child is being treated in the hospital. Each night, we keep 153 families close to the care and resources they need because of the comfort, compassion and community at five area Ronald McDonald Houses® and three Ronald McDonald Family Rooms®. Allowing families to stay close to their child in the hospital, not only supports the health and wellbeing of the child, but saves our families over $10 million in hotel and food costs each year. We are located near Advocate Children's Hospital, Loyola University Medical Center, University of Chicago Comer Children's Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Edward Hospital in Naperville and Central DuPage Hospital. RMHC-CNI also operates a Ronald McDonald Care Mobile® which provides medical care to children in underserved areas as well as a Scholarship Program for local college students. To support RMHC-CNI's mission, visit any Chicagoland or Northwest Indiana McDonald's restaurant and drop your spare change in a donation box near the front register or in the drive thru. RMHC-CNI is an approved BBB Accredited Business and holds a 4-star rating by Charity Navigator. For more information visit http://www.RonaldHouseChicago.org. Stay connected - Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram.

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