LADERA RANCH, Calif., Dec. 13, 2011 – Laura’s House today announced that Boral Roofing, the nation’s most sustainable concrete and clay tile roofing manufacturer, has donated the roof for its Emergency Shelter Rebuild Project. An effort to improve services to families impacted by domestic violence, the shelter rebuild has greatly increased the number of families that Laura’s House can assist in Orange County. As a leading roofing supplier with headquarter offices in the county, Boral Roofing is uniquely positioned to assist in the effort. The announcement follows the December 1st Grand Opening celebration for the shelter, which was attended by business leaders, project partners and Laura’s House board members.
Boral’s contribution to the emergency shelter rebuild is a 6300 square-foot clay tile roofing system. A lifetime product needing little to no maintenance, the roof is an earth-friendly and energy efficient solution that will help Laura’s House achieve utility cost savings, providing added benefit to the organization. “Laura’s House provides an incredible service and as a building product manufacturer and supplier here in Orange County, we were both well-equipped and thrilled to contribute to such an important organization working to help our own community,” said Boral Roofing Director of Marketing Dave Hager.
The roof was recently installed onto the new emergency shelter, which nearly doubles the number of beds, from 28 beds to 44 beds and 10 cribs, effectively increasing the shelter’s annual capacity by 93%, and enabling the organization to serve 175 additional clients annually. In expanding its emergency shelter, Laura’s House is also increasing countywide capacity for serving individuals impacted by domestic violence by 15%.
“Boral Roofing’s contribution is an integral component in the completion of our new facility,” said Margaret Bayston, CEO and Executive Director, Laura’s House. “We are grateful for their generosity, and contributions to this project which are ultimately helping us to meet our goal of increasing capacity the capacity of our shelter to serve more who are in need of our services.”
The Emergency Shelter Rebuild Project is part of the Cornerstone Capital Campaign, a fundraising initiative that was officially launched in September 2010 to raise $4.5 million to fund the shelter re-build project and the expansion of the Laura’s House Step Ahead transitional housing for shelter graduates. The grand opening of its emergency shelter for families impacted by domestic violence was held December 1, in partnership with HomeAid Orange County at Portobello Road Resale Boutique, located at 23635 El Toro Road in Lake Forest. Residents have begun to move into the facility.
During the grand opening ceremony, development and building partners for the shelter re-build project were recognized with certificates of appreciation for their contributions to the success of this project. Among the more than 30 companies partnering with Laura’s House in the shelter re-build are Lutzky Associates Development, LLP; William Hezmalhalch Architects, Inc.; Huitt-Zollars, Inc.; GMU Geotechnical, Inc.; Option One Engineering; Salehi Engineering, Inc.; Western National Group Contractors; Style Interiors Design, Inc.; Fidelity National Title Company; Land Concern Ltd.; La Jolla Pacific; Morrow Management; Paskerian, Block, Martindale and Brinton, LLP; Focus 360; Constructor’s Bonding, Inc.; Firesafe Planning Solutions; Mestre Greve Associates; Friedmann & Friedmann Insurance Services; Phillips & Associates; PMC Consulting; Robert Rooks Photography.
Subcontractors and manufacturers who have partnered with Laura’s House include Aliso Air, Inc.; Capital Drywall; Boral Roofing; CPS Security Solutions; Fiber Care Baths, Inc.; Gateway Plastering; GE Appliances; Milgard Windows; Olsen Pavers; RSI Cabinetry; Smart Systems Technologies; Terra Tile; TLS Laboratories; Titan Sheet Metal, Inc.; Walker Windows; and, Yo Fire.
In 2010, 269 individuals, including 152 children, received services through the Laura’s House emergency shelter program.
About Boral Roofing
Boral Roofing is a division of Boral USA, the country’s largest premium provider of complete roofing and re-roofing solutions for architects as well as commercial and residential builders. Boral Roofing which includes US Tile and MonierLifetile, operates 15 clay and concrete tile manufacturing plants throughout the U.S. and Mexico. More information can be found at www.BoralNA.com.
About Boral USA
Headquartered in Roswell, Georgia, Boral USA employs approximately 1,500 individuals at more than 140 operating and distribution sites across the United States. The U.S. operations include the country’s largest brick manufacturer and the largest clay and concrete roof tile manufacturer.
About the Cornerstone Capital Campaign
The Laura’s House Cornerstone Capital Campaign was officially launched in September 2010 to raise $4.5 million to fund the shelter re-build project and expansion of transitional housing for shelter graduates. The campaign committee is chaired by Wayne Pinnell, who most recently serves as the chair for Laura’s House board of directors. Campaign committee members include Beth Adkisson, Chris Aitken, Jennifer Boyer, Laverne Friedmann, Randy Harmat, Wayne Pinnell, Casey Wolin and Brenda Zalke. The capital campaign has the full support of the Laura’s House Board of Directors. Honorary chairs of the Cornerstone Campaign are Bette and Wylie Aitken.
More information on the Cornerstone Campaign can be found at www.laurashouse.org or by calling (949) 361-3775.
About Laura’s House
Annually, Laura’s House provides residential shelter services to more than 200 women and children, counseling to more than 300 clients, legal services to more than 300 clients and assists with more than 1,700 crisis hot-line calls. The mission of Laura’s House is changing social beliefs, attitudes and the behaviors that perpetuate domestic violence while creating a safe space in which to empower individuals and families affected by abuse.
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