Bucks-Mont regional remodeling association helps family in need
Members of the Bucks-Mont chapter of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry joined together Oct. 26 to repair a home in Pottstown.
The homeowner, Laura Carlile, has two young children. Her husband, Christopher, succumbed to Acute Myeloid Leukemia last October. He was only 37 years old. At the time they had recently bought a family home and Christopher was in the proFHVV RI fixLNJ LWHPV DURUNG WKH KRUVH for his family.
The Community Service Committee of Bucks- Mont NARI, along with some local businesses decided to step up and donate money, materials and time. The all-day project saw nearly two dozen volunteers. They varied from general remodelers, Carlile family members to teacher friends of Laura Carlile. It was a communitywide effort.
Among some of the repairs were safety hazard issues, electrical wiring, support for the outside deck, and installing of some new storm doors. Joe Ryglicki, Bucks-Mont NARI vice chairman, summed up the day by proclaiming, “We have done something for this family in need by making their home PRUH HNHUJy HIfiFLHNW DNG VDIHU IRU WKH two young children.”
The following is a partial list of those who helped the project soon be- come a reality: Reeb Millwork, Ambiance Design, Green Door Interiors, JOB Construction, Doyle Remodeling, Wehrungs Family Home Center, Odell Painting, K & M Enhancements, Lauro Painting, Sovereign Construction, Thrivent Financial and Fred Forbes Photography.
Bucks-Mont NARI was established in 1992. It encompasses more than 160 member companies in 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.
The Community Service Committee is engaged in four projects a year. They include repair work for war veterans, relief help during natural disasters and partnering with Habitat for Humanity. There are 58 NARI chapters in the United States and nearly 7,000 total company members. To date, Bucks-Mont NARI is the largest chapter in Pennsylvania, second largest in the Northeast region and 10thlargest in the country. The naWLRNDO RIfiFHV DUH ORFDWHG LN DHV Plaines, Ill.