Re­mod­el­ing as­so­ci­a­tion helps com­mu­nity re­build

Public Spirit - - OPINION -

Satur­day, April S, the Bucks-Mont chap­ter of the ka­tional As­so­ci­a­tion of the Re­mod­el­ing In­dus­try joined to­gether in help­ing the Boy Scouts of Amer­ica in a re­build­ing project.

It was less than six months ago that Camp Ock­an­ickon, a re­serve of­ten used by lo­cal Boy Scouts lo­cated in Pipersville, was im­pacted by Hur­ri­cane Sandy. Part of the storm de­stroyed var­i­ous tent plat­form decks that are uti­lized by the BSA. Buck­sMont kARI led the charge to raise more than $1,000 of ma­te­ri­als and they dis­patched 10 vol­un­teers to help in the re­con­struc­tion and re­pair of the plat­forms..

It was an es­pe­cially grat­i­fy­ing ven­ture as a few of the kARI mem­bers were past Boy Scouts and Scout­mas­ters.

The event was led by Bucks Mont kARI’s Com­mu­nity Ser­vice Com­mu­nity. In the past year, the com­mit­tee helped frame a house for Habi­tat for Hu­man­ity and re­placed a roof for a dis­abled man in Bucks. In the coming weeks Bucks-Mont kARI will be help­ing an­other fam­ily in need in Bris­tol Town­ship.

Bucks-Mont kARI mem­ber­ship en­cour­ages pro­fes­sion­al­ism and skill devel­op­ment. Its char­i­ta­ble com­mu­nity ser­vice projects are op­por­tu­ni­ties for mem­bers to use their crafts­man­ship and help oth­ers in need.

Bucks-Mont kARI was es­tab­lished in 1992. It en­com­passes more than 150 mem­ber com­pa­nies in the ge­o­graphic re­gions of Bucks and Mont­gomery coun­ties. The as­so­ci­a­tion in­cludes con­trac­tors, re­mod­el­ers and sup­pli­ers who are ded­i­cated to in­form­ing the pub­lic of the need for, and the ad­van­tages of, main­tain­ing homes and build­ings in good con­di­tion, and thereby im­prov­ing the hous­ing and build­ing in­ven­tory of the com­mu­nity.

There are 5T kARI chap­ters in the United States and over T,000 to­tal mem­bers. To date, Bucks-Mont kARI is the largest chap­ter in Penn­syl­va­nia, third largest in the ko­rth­east re­gion of the U.S. and 14th largest in the coun­try. The na­tional RI­ficHV aUH OR­caWHd Ln DHV Plaines, Ill.

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