Community impact

Protecting communities where we live & work

Our commitment to protect what matters most includes making a positive difference as neighbors and partners in the communities where we live and work. We leverage our expertise, resources, and products to help power the potential of our communities and provide an inclusive opportunity for all, through three key social impact priorities:
Creating Disaster Resiliency, Helping Neighbors, and Building Community.


Creating disaster resiliency

The unique combination of our people and products offers a powerful opportunity to help our communities prepare for and respond to disasters. Through partnerships with nonprofits such as Team Rubicon and Good360, GAF is helping to build infrastructure and critical resources that can be deployed to help communities in need, from on-the-ground volunteers to much-needed products that can aid in response and long-term recovery. Employees also extend a helping hand through the GAF Cares Employee Relief Fund, which provides relief grants to co-workers in need.

 

USCCF Recognizes GAF for Building Resilient Communities

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Helping neighbors

Building an inclusive community starts with understanding the needs of our neighbors. GAF works closely with key partners to provide grants and in-kind donations, as well as hands-on support from contractors, industry leaders, and GAF employees. Through the GAF-Habitat for Humanity Community Contractor Program, for example, contractors contribute their expertise to support their local communities. More than 500 certified contractors have helped put roofs over the heads of thousands of families in need.

 

 

GAF and Contractors Team Up with Habitat for Humanity to Support Local Families

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Building community

Communities thrive when diverse experiences, expertise, and community members come together. GAF is leading initiatives that are designed to bring people together in shared spaces to help invigorate the economic and social health in the places where we live and work, especially in our 26 plant communities.

 

 

Dreams at the Shafter Learning Center

Our GAF Hometown: Ennis, Texas

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Meeting industry needs

Job resources and growth opportunities for underserved communities are in high demand, especially in the roofing industry where qualified labor is one of the biggest challenges. Through the GAF Roofing Academy, we work with many community organizations to provide practical hands-on training for prospective roofers looking to start rewarding careers. For new and established roofers, we create dedicated resources and tailored training for Spanish- and English-speaking contractors, providing the tools needed to support business growth.

 

 

"I'm so happy to be here. The staff is so professional, you can tell that they actually want to help. They actually want to teach us, and train us and certify us, and it's just a great feeling."

RICKY GASS
GAF Roofing Academy Graduate
Certified Solar Installer with Solar Landscape

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There's an old saying that it takes a village to support a family. In late October, it took 75 volunteers—including many GAF employees—working together with Habitat for Humanity of Tuscaloosa, Alabama to meet one goal: making a family's dream of homeownership come true. The best part? It took just five days.
The evolving global pandemic and high number of natural disasters over the past year have continued introducing unique challenges to our neighbors, communities, and planet. In the midst of this, we have seen people all over the world stepping up to the plate to care for one another in new and creative ways. As we look back on 2021, we are touched by the impact we see others having and proud of what we've been able to impact ourselves.
This May, GAF teamed up with This Old House to support their "Protecting the Protectors Contest". The contest was established to give back to first responders who go above and beyond protecting their communities. Watch this video to see how first responders JoAnna, an oncology nurse, and her fiance Andrew, a firefighter, reacted to their brand new GAF Timberline HDZ roof.
Although the GAF Master Select contractor Aqua Seal Manufacturing and Roofing Inc. has a robust team of 100 employees, the workload in the Columbia, South Carolina, metro area always has them looking for more help. As one of the top commercial roofing contractors in their market, they do everything from new construction to reroofing—and their leak detection skills have kept them in high demand for years.