Long Roofing® is a family business with strong roots in the Washington, D.C. community. Both Long Roofing and its parent brand, Long Fence and Home®, are committed to improving the lives of both families throughout the capital region and our new friends in cities up and down the East Coast.
We are deeply involved in several charitable and community-based organizations; we’d like to share some information about these groups with you, and invite you to support these and other programs where you live.
Bo’s Effort was founded in 2015, by John, Jill, Katie and Johnny DePaola, in honor of their son and brother Bo DePaola, who passed away on May 23, 2015. He was 20 years old.
Bo was diagnosed with bipolar disorder as a 19-year-old. Mental illness comes with so many stigmas that people rarely talk about their experiences around it, and almost never in a positive light. Mental illness is categorized by judgment, shame, misunderstanding, confusion and a lot of gray areas.
This is what Bo’s Effort aims to change. We want to band together to assemble community resources to break the stigma of mental illness through education and guidance.
The Good Neighbor Project
As a part of the community, we feel a responsibility to be good neighbors. We launched The Good Neighbor Project in fall of 2017 as a way to serve local families who don’t have the means to pay for a necessary roof replacement. Watch the video above to learn about our amazing experience with the Prestons.
The Decorate A Vet program assists Northern Virginia veterans who need help with home repairs, beautification and decorations during the holiday season. We are proud to help serve those who served our country.
“Habitat for Humanity is a global nonprofit housing organization working in nearly 1,400 communities across the United States and in approximately 70 countries around the world. Habitat’s vision is of a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Habitat works toward our vision by building strength, stability and self-reliance in partnership with people and families in need of a decent and affordable home.” — from Habitat.org.
The Fuel Fund of Maryland helps families in the Old Line State cover the costs of heat and home utilities. These families pay as much of their heating and utility bills as possible, and the Fuel Fund of Maryland steps in to both pay the remainder when necessary and to direct these families to government programs that can provide long-term solutions.
Jump Rope For Heart is sponsored by the American Heart Association and the Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE). The goal of the program is to raise funds for important AHA initiatives while promoting exercise, healthy choices and community involvement, especially among young people.
The annual March of Dimes March for Babies helps raise funds for newborns treated in NICU facilities. The money raised in the march connects these youngsters and their families with the care and treatment needed to survive and thrive.
“Walk MS is a charity walk series that takes place in over 550 locations with more than 300,000 people participating annually. We’ve been walking since 1988 and to-date have raised more than $970 million to drive groundbreaking research, provide life-changing services and guarantee a supportive community for those who need it most.” — from NationalMSSociety.org.
Over 1,100 boys and girls enjoy participating in VLL each year. Long Roofing is proud to sponsor the Rookie Nationals in the VLL Tee Ball League.
LONG Charitable Works
Do you have a cause, charity or community event that you’d like Long Roofing or Long Fence and Home to sponsor? Contact us with more details. Please note that we cannot sponsor every request.