Local roofing contractor, Tadlock Roofing, proudly presented Eckerd Connects Strive Academy Manager, Kaylene Lao, with a $2,500.00 check to support the Strive Academy on Tuesday, June 14. The donation will help fund the monthly family engagement events which assist in rebuilding and strengthening relationships. The presentation was made extra special, as it occurred during the Strive Academy Program Graduation.
“This is yet another reason why community support is so important. Our program graduate was quite thankful for Tadlock Roofing’s donation and attendance, as it shows the level of commitment local businesses have to the success of our youth,” said Eckerd Connects Strive Academy Manager, Kaylene Lao.
Eckerd Connects is a national non-profit organization that strives to provide life-changing services to children, youth, adults, and families throughout Clearwater and the surrounding communities. Job Corps, workforce development, juvenile justice, residential, and education services are all internal programs the organization offers to help people overcome barriers and reach their potential.
Tadlock Roofing Tampa Branch Manager, Brad House, said, “As a company, Tadlock Roofing strives to make a difference and Eckerd Connects is an organization that aligns with our core values. We want to support what they’re doing in any way we can.”
The Why Statement for Tadlock Roofing is “to make a difference in the lives of our fellow employees, to make a difference in the communities in which we live and serve, and to make a difference in our industry.” With six locations across the state of Florida, Tadlock Roofing has donated more than $500,000 over the past 10 years to organizations aiding children and families facing adversity, including Eckerd Connects, Boys Town North Florida, Children’s Home Society, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Habitat for Humanity and Child Abuse Prevention Coalition.
For more information on Eckerd Connects and how you can donate/volunteer, visit https://eckerd.org or call (727) 461-2990.