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You Can Support Residential Construction

The Long Island Builders Institute (LIBI) is your local chapter of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and the New York State Builders Association (NYSBA). LIBI is the region’s largest trade association representing our single and multi-family home-builders. The organization works tirelessly for you and for all of us in the residential construction industry.

  • Click to view legislation that LIBI is following in the New York State Senate and Assembly. LIBI is actively involved in significant legislation and governmental issues that are of importance to the entire Long Island community.
  • View opportunities to become involved with Long Island town and county governments, LIBI outreach programs, and networking with other members.

Since 1941, LIBI has been dedicated to making Long Island a better place to live and work, by creating a balance between the economy, the environment and development opportunities for all our communities and our residents.

Learn more at libi.org.

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Think Purple and Pink – Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Think Purple and Pink

Walk to end Alzheimer’s

It was a beautiful day at Suffolk County Farm in Yaphank on Saturday, September 28, as the Riverhead Building Supply team stepped out on the Walk to End Alzheimer’s.  Participants held their End Alzheimer’s flowers high, then strolled the 2 mile farm field route that took them past a field of sunflowers in full bloom.
Over 600 participated in the September 28 event in Yaphank, raising over $147,000 to date. Donations for the event are accepted until the end of the year. If you didn’t have an opportunity to contribute, and would like to now, please log in to the Team RBS fundraising page or search for Riverhead Building Supply on the alz.org site by selecting Donate at the top of the page. Funds go to Alzheimer’s research, and support and care for those with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers.  Walk to End Alzheimer’s events are held in communities nationwide as an annual fundraiser in support of the Alzheimer’s Association.
The Alzhiemer’s Association site  offers resources, help and support to those with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers and family members. The association has a round-the-clock helpline, 800-272-3900, to answer questions and provide information.

Think Pink

Now that we are in October, we have turned our fundraising color from purple to pink as Breast Cancer Awareness month begins. Riverhead Building Supply has a number of fundraising events planned during the month, all dedicated to raising funds for breast cancer research and the ultimate goal of finding a cure. In New England, funds go to the Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation. In New York, funds go to the American Cancer Society, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer.
Breast cancer affects so many, you undoubtedly know someone who has beaten this disease, or one who has been lost to it.  Whatever your connection is, take a moment to consider how your contribution, large or small, could provide support and treatment, saving another person and their family from the pain and heartbreak of breast cancer.
During the month, join us in a variety of fun and worthwhile activities. A few events that will assist our teams in reaching their fundraising goals include: bake sales at store locations; pink ribbon pins and bracelets for sale; pink bagels for sale; a “paint-and-sip” evening; a special drink for pink tasting at Lenz Winery (NY) and more.
To contribute or to participate with our Long Island team, visit Making Strides Against Breast Cancer or follow this link to donate to the walk. The Gloria Gemma Flames of Hope Run/Walk took place Oct. 6 in Providence, RI with several RBS team members completing the 5K walk. While the walk is over, you can still contribute to the RBS team to support the cause. Make a contribution to the Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation, and include Riverhead Building Supply as your team in the comments.
Both organizations share a wealth of information and resources on their sites, be sure to see what they have to offer, and find ways that you can become involved.

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Building the Dream with Habitat for Humanity of Suffolk

When it comes to residential construction, what better partnership for a building materials supplier than to join forces with Habitat for Humanity?  The Riverhead Building Supply affiliation with Habitat for Humanity of Suffolk started in the late ‘80s, with chapter director Roger Metcalf first meeting with Edgar Goodale to share Habitat for Humanity’s goal of helping deserving families to realize their dream of home ownership. Riverhead Building Supply was part of that first Habitat for Humanity of Suffolk build, and is currently helping to complete a project in East Quogue.
Over the years, Riverhead Building Supply has contributed to Habitat for Humanity of Suffolk in a variety of forms, from donating materials and providing labor to offering special prices for Habitat for Humanity home builds. Riverhead Building Supply estimates that it has provided Habitat for Humanity with enough 2 x 4s to easily stretch the 90 miles from Montauk to the Suffolk County border, if placed end to end.  In addition to helping build homes in Suffolk County, Riverhead Building Supply has also donated materials to Re-Store, Habitat for Humanity of Suffolk’s retail store.

Habitat for Humanity home dedication ceremonies are a particularly heartwarming and emotional event, and seeing families receive the keys to their new homes has been a gratifying experience for Riverhead Building Supply and its employees.

Below are some images from the most recent home building site, in East Quogue, NY.

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Rose’s Care and Share: Hundreds of Coats, Hats, Toys Donated to Children in Need

Rose’s Care and Share, a charitable organization that assists children and families in need, is named in honor of Riverhead Building Supply coworker Rosemary Densieski. Rose died in a tragic auto accident in 2001. Through the efforts of her family, friends, and coworkers, Rose’s Care & Share was created to continue her spirit of giving and helping the community.

Contributions to Rose’s Care & Share during the year help to fund holiday gifts for children in Long Island communities.  Each year, Riverhead Building Supply employees shop for and wrap items for each child based upon a wish list sent in by the child or family. Some of our talented employee crafters knit or crochet warm winter hats and scarves to include. Wrapped gifts are put into sacks for each child, loaded onto a Riverhead Building Supply truck and delivered by Santa. In the last two years alone, over 120 children, between the ages of 1 – 18, have received the goodwill of this charity.

At other times during the year, Rose’s Care & Share steps in to assist children who have lost a parent, or have been displaced by flood, fire or other loss of their primary dwelling. Take a look at some of the photos below, or our videos from prior years.

Santa’s Riverhead Building Supply sleigh is scheduled to deliver to schools and communities this week!