The “80 in 80” campaign features three distinct categories of support, each with its own unique goals. The first category includes 40 slots: 20 filled by organizations which Ferguson Roofing has existing relationships with and the additional 20 sourced internally with employees selecting organizations of their own choosing.
“We’ve had the pleasure of working with several excellent organizations in the past and we’re excited to continue our support of the relationships we’ve built through the years,” said Jason Shupp, owner of Ferguson Roofing. “We’re also thrilled by the idea of giving our employees a voice in the selection process. Ferguson Roofing is a family and we want the whole family to be represented.”
The second category consists of another 20 slots filled from a community application process. Residents within Ferguson Roofing’s service area (over a 60-mile radius from Lambert Airport) can fill out an online application on the Ferguson Roofing website (https://www.fergusonroofing.com/about/80-in-80/). The application period will end on June 30, at which point a third-party committee will review and select 20 grant winners to receive money, volunteer hours or resources of up to $500 value each.
The third category features a trade industry scholarship process that will round out the remaining 20 slots.
“We are partnering with reputable technical schools and other organizations that provide training, certifications and opportunity for those pursuing a technical career,” said Shupp. “We know that businesses like ours depend on the existence of skilled labor. We also know that industries like ours can provide more than just jobs – we can also provide healthy and sustainable careers.”
Ferguson Roofing will feature the organizations and provide campaign updates on their website (https://www.fergusonroofing.com/about/80-in-80/) and social media profiles throughout the year.
Ferguson Roofing is a family-owned business that has been serving the Greater St. Louis and Metro East Illinois regions since 1939. Currently owned by the third generation, brothers Brett and Jason Shupp, Ferguson Roofing specializes in roofing and exterior services for both residential and commercial clients. Known for their adherence to high standards in terms of products and service, Ferguson Roofing also works to improve the community through their philanthropic efforts.