At Antis Roofing & Waterproofing, we “err on the side of generosity” to create a ripple effect that will make the world a better place! The American Red Cross is world renowned humanitarian organization that provides emergency assistance, disaster relief and education across the United States and throughout the world. Antis’ own Karen Inman, COO, has joined the board of directors for the Orange County chapter of the American Red Cross. Our company will be working more actively with the organization moving into 2018. We are pleased to share with you some of the successes we’ve had with the Red Cross this past year and we look forward to working together in the years to come.
In September, some of Antis Roofing & Waterproofing’s staff attended the Red Cross’ “Sound the Alarm” campaign, which aims to reduce deaths and injuries caused by home fires by installing free smoke alarms in the community. Home fires kill seven people every day in the United States, and more then 60% of fire-related deaths are in homes without working smoke alarms. Together with volunteers, fire departments and local community partners, the campaign not only installed free smoke alarms but they replaced alarm batteries that had died and helped families create escape plans and thought them about fire prevention.
Antis also championed a company match up to $10,000 for Disaster relief with the American Red Cross in response to the series of natural disasters that occurred in the past few months – hurricanes, fires and the Mexico earthquake which impacted family members of some of our Antis employees. We presented our gift to the chapter this month. We hope that our ripple created by donating to the Disaster Relief fund will deliver help, support the humanitarian mission of the American Red Cross and encourage others to do the same!
Next up for 2018 – we will be hosting a blood drive at the Antis campus. Blood is always needed – every 2 seconds, someone in the United States needs a donation; and a single donation can potential help more than one patient. We hope you will help support our blood drive!