At this time of the year when we give thanks to those who openly provide compassion, strength, and assistance to those emotionally in need. NWiR SoCal supported the great work of the Suicide Prevention organization of Ventura County in their annual Out of the Dark fundraiser on September 23. NWiR SoCal Council’s Team I've Got Soul raised a total $5235.00 with $3740.00 coming from Council generated donations to support suicide prevention . The 3k event began [...]
Suicide is often the result of mental illnesses...some are addressed and some are ignored, but nonetheless, our suicide rate continues to rise. We look to the support of professionals trained to provide guidance and assistance to individuals, families, co-workers, neighbors, and friends. Mark your calendars to support the NWiR SoCal Council on Saturday, September 23rd as they participate in the "Out of The Darkness Community Walk" in Ventura, CA. This shows support for the great work [...]
Join us Saturday, May 20 as the NWiR Southern California Council celebrates Somos Mexico: The Great Mexican Folklore Festival from 12:00 pm – 8:30 pm, 3561 Lexington Avenue El Monte, CA. Food festivities and fun for all. As a fundraising event, the council will be selling baked goods and confections to support future council community outreach events.
The NWiR Southern California Council had a LOT to celebrate this month. We kicked off our April 18th meeting with an Easter Egg hunt to take advantage of the beautiful California weather. Afterward, settling in for some great networking to celebrate our new partnership with the Roofing Contractors Association of Southern California (RCA) and a planning meeting for our 2023 schedule of events. We are especially proud to introduce our new council leadership Trio: Amy Lee, [...]
When is it OK to say you’re NOT OK? An NWIR featured discussion about mental health. Beacon Distribution hosted the NWIR So Cal/Los Angeles Council meeting, Wednesday, November 16th in their Van Nuys Branch. Each meeting focuses on one or more of the 4 Pillars of NWIR, and November featured Education and Mentorship through community service. This month’s presenters were: • Denise Cantu, Branch Manager, Beacon Distribution, Oxnard, CA, spoke about the struggles and social stigma [...]
The NWiR Los Angeles Council has supported Alexandria House for many years…handling roofing needs including rebuilding after a fire in one of the two houses. For the fifth year in a row, the NWiR Los Angeles Council hosted Fun in the Sun for the families who reside or previously resided at Alexandria House in Los Angeles. Alexandria House is a non-profit transitional home for women and children. If you would like to donate, please visit - [...]
NorCal Council first in person event has been set. We would like to thank Letitia Hanke CEO, at ARS for sponsoring this event. We are excited to meet everyone in person.
The SoCal council elected its 2021-22 officers and committee chairs. This year’s officers: Council Chair: Maria Alcala Secretary: Linda Foster Treasurer: Jackie Medina Standing Committees: Communications: Shari Carlozzi Mentorship: Gina Cashner Education: Denise Cantu Social/Networking: Amy Lee and Maria Alcala Community Service: Cindy Rivera and Maria Alcala WORLD AWARD: Careylyn Clifford The SoCal council hosted their October meeting at Senor Fish in Glendale, CA with a Day of the Dead theme. Council chair, Maria Alcala led [...]
NWiR SoCal Council and Roofing Community Come to the Rescue Since 2017 the SoCal Council of National Women in Roofing (NWiR) has been a dedicated supporter of the Alexandria House and the great work they do to provide safe and supportive housing to women and children as they transition to economically stable and permanent housing. The SoCal council and friends refused to let a fire and Covid-19 stand in the way of their support in the [...]
National Women in Roofing is asking for your help supporting Alexandria House. Please consider partnering with NWiR as we help “Raise the Roof” for this organization that provides safe and supportive housing for women and children who are homeless. On the heels of dealing with the pandemic and sheltering in place, a fire broke out and destroyed the interior of the main house of Alexandria House. Luckily, no one was hurt and the structure is sound. [...]