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HURICANE IRMA RELIEF


The State of Florida as a whole was hit VERY hard by Hurricane Irma. South Florida and especially the Keys have got a long way to go to recover. Many of our member companies and their employees are finding themselves impacted by this storm, whether through loss of homes, loss of work or otherwise.

Associated Builders and Contractors and the ABC Cares Foundation are working to assist in that recovery, and could use your help. If you have anything to offer, please consider making a donation to ABC Cares. Your donation will go directly to companies and individuals who’ve been affected by the storm so they can get their lives and businesses back together.

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ABC members have for years given back to their communities in enormous ways. Whether through the annual ABC Handlebars for the Holidays event, golf and fishing tournaments (which benefited local charities), or its partnership with the American Red Cross, we have helped make our world a better place to live.

But when one of our own was in need and we didn’t have a conduit to help them directly, it made us jump to action. So the ABC Cares Foundation was formed. And since being granted it’s IRS 501c(3) status in late 2010, the ABC Cares Foundation has made a big impact.

Please join us in helping realize the vision of the ABC Cares Foundation.

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In less than seven years, ABC Cares has donated more than $60,000 to construction professionals and their families, including:

• A life-long construction professional who needed help to participate in an out-of-state clinical trial for pancreatic cancer .
• A long-time champion of ABC’s charitable fishing tournaments who was financially devastated by his fight with cancer.
• A career industry professional who suffered a severe and debilitating heart attack.
• The surviving spouse of a construction professional who suffered a fatal industrial accident.
• A drywall craftsman, and his daughters, whose sudden loss of their mother left the entire family with inimitable needs.
And many others.

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I’m sure you would agree nothing can be or has been as capable of providing a helping hand to an industry friend in need quite like the ABC Cares Foundation. In a short time the Foundation has made a profound impact on many construction professionals and their families. Imagine how much we can do when more of us within the industry learn about the ABC Cares Foundation and its mission.

Board of Trustees

Rex Kirby, Verdex Construction
Gene Herman, Herman Construction Services, Inc.
James McConchie, Elcon Electric, Inc.
Harold Yarborough, D&B Tile Distributors
Peter Dyga, President and CEO, Associated Builders and Contractors

Here’s where you can help. Please spread the word about the ABC Cares Foundation and think of the Foundation when you hear of a story of an industry professional and/or their family in need. And would you please consider including the ABC Cares Foundation, a 100% tax deductible, IRS 501c(3) organization, in your corporate giving program and fundraising efforts (golf tournaments, etc.).

The ABC Cares Foundation is formed to administer an extensive and broadly-based program that through the raising of funds shall provide grants, scholarships, awards, training supplies and other forms of assistance to qualified individuals, organizations or families which are or have been pursuing and/or applying knowledge and/or skill in the construction industry or trades and which maintain merit shop and free market principles.

Please join us in helping realize the vision of the ABC Cares Foundation.


For more information, please reach out to Chris Jimenez, Director of Foundation Development at cjimenez@abceastflorida.com or call 954-984-0075.

Click here to download ABC Cares Media Kit

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