The United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers and Allied Workers Local No. 2 and their Signatory Roofing Contractors are donating labor and materials to the St. Matthew the Apostle Church’s renovation project. Funding for the project is provided by the Roofers Local No. 2 Industry Advancement Fund. The Church is located at 4068 Maffit in North St. Louis. The project includes repair work to a building adjacent to the church in order to bring commerce, employment and people to the area, notes Fr. Matt Ruhl, S. J., Pastor of St. Matthew’s. Completion is set for early 2000.
“The roof is very old and difficult to repair and maintain. I am very grateful that they took the time to repair it for the long-term,” says Fr. Ruhl. “If the roof were to go, so would the building.”
Materials and equipment were donated by area roofing contractors representing the Industry Advancement Fund. Members of the Roofers Local No. 2 provided the labor.
Mike Winters, who is overseeing all aspects of construction on the project, applauds the companies and the Local No. 2 for their support.
“There has been a tremendous amount of work donated for the good of this community,” notes Mr. Winters. “We are very pleased with the way it has turned out.”
The United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers and Allied Workers Local No. 2 office is located at 2920 Locust St. in St. Louis. The Industry Advancement Fund was established by Roofers Local No. 2 and the Signatory Roofing Contractors to maintain and promote the unionized roofing industry in Missouri and Illinois.