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TAMKO Supports Homes for Hope with Roofing Donation

Homes for Hope - TAMKO & Schuber Mitchell Project
Homes for Hope house in Centerton, Arkansas

A recently completed home building project in Northwest Arkansas had international implications after several generous donors gave material and labor, including a contribution of roofing shingles from TAMKO Building Products. Midwest builder Schuber Mitchell broke ground on the Homes for Hope project in February, which was sold to a homebuyer in July. The profits from the sale of the house were donated to other organizations that fight global poverty by providing micro-loans to entrepreneurs in developing nations.

TAMKO highlighted the Homes for Hope organization and project just before International Day of Charity, observed on September 5, to increase awareness of the nonprofit’s charitable goals and international impact.

The Schuber Mitchell Homes for Hope project received more than $85,000 in labor and material donations, including TAMKO’s donation of roofing materials. Funds raised during Homes for Hope projects are donated to HOPE International and other like-minded organizations that work to provide income-generating projects by creating entrepreneurial opportunities that help break the cycle of poverty in underserved communities around the world. In more than 97 percent of the cases, the microloans provided are typically paid back, with interest, within five years. The funds are then cycled back into new loans to help more people break the cycle of poverty.

“TAMKO is committed to making a lasting impact in communities across the United States, and we are honored to have the opportunity to support a project that enables people to become self-sufficient in raising themselves out of poverty,” said David Humphreys, TAMKO Chairman and CEO. “These projects raise funds for organizations to empower individuals around the world to build better and more sustainable lives for themselves and their families, and we couldn’t be more proud to be a part of that effort.”

TAMKO has a long history of supporting communities and nonprofit organizations across the nation and in locations where it operates, especially in the areas of veterans, education, support for families experiencing a medical crisis, and natural disaster recovery.

Learn more about TAMKO’s charitable giving here.

Industry publications Roofing Contractor and Retrofit covered this story, featuring TAMKO’s donation.

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