Weathercraft Roofing presented $7,500 to both the North Platte Public Schools Foundation and the North Platte St. Pats Endowment.
The checks were presented to the organizations by Weathercraft co-owners Scott Erickson and Joe Staroska. Staroska said the donation is equal to about $25 for every roofing project completed by Weathercraft. He said the donations are their way of giving back to the community and showing their customers that they appreciate customers keeping their business local.
Executive Director of the North Platte Public Schools Foundation, Jackie Lucas, said that Weathercraft has been a wonderful donor and contributor to the North Platte Public Schools for a number of years. She added, “This $7,500 donation is going to go back and effect every student in the district.” Lucas said the Foundation is going to take the money and “pay if forward” by giving $500 to all 13 schools in the District to help kick off their Steppin’ Out for Education campaign in September.
Wendy Dodson, Executive Director of the North Platte Catholic Schools Endowment-Trust stated that the donation will be directed into the Endowment’s Annual Fund, which provides for many things throughout the year including teacher’s salaries, classroom supplies and facility needs. She said, “The donation is a wonderful example to the community, and it’s really great that Weathercraft feels a connection to our school system as well as the Public school system and feels that it’s important to support both.”
Weathercraft of North Platte was started in 1976 as a branch office of Weathercraft of Lincoln, NE. In 1983, they began operating independently from Weathercraft of Lincoln.. There are three other Weathercraft companies: Weathercraft of Lincoln, NE; Weathercraft of Omaha, NE; and Weathercraft of Colorado Springs, CO. All are completely independently operated.
Weathercraft of North Platte was founded by Alan Erickson and Bill Livengood (Weathercraft of Lincoln) in 1976. Erickson became the sole owner in 1983. He sold the company to Scott Erickson (President) and Joe Staroska (General Manager) in 2006.