Roofsit 2015: Thank You Battle Creek
Roofsit 2015 was a soggy one, but we raised more than $44,000 for Calhoun County’s Shelter for Homeless Families, Inasmuch House.
There are so many to thank, that we’ll almost certainly miss a few. Thanks to everyone who gave money by calling in to our Roofsit phone lines. We thank Stan and his people from the Ellwell Salon for manning the phone lines again and answering the old WBCK Red “Batphone”.
And also thanks to everyone who gave to the bucket brigade volunteers who were standing in the rail a lot of the time at locations around Calhoun County. Thanks to those dedicated volunteers too. It’s not easy! Bucket brigades were organized by Keith, Cherie and Remiero from the TJ Maxx Store at Harper Village.
One special thanks to 9-year-old Carter Riley, a 5th grader at Dunlap Elementary, who worked extra household chores, cleaning and vacuuming and brushing the dog. Carter earned $7.00 and brought it all up to the roof to hand it over personally to Haven of Rest Executive Director Elaine Hunsicker and Kelley Parish of Inasmuch House.
Pizza Hut was a gracious host this year. Thanks to Jack and Carla for the use of your roof and bathroom! (And for the delicious pizza).
Auctioneer Jim Vitelli brought in some great items to be auctioned off on Saturday morning.
Special thanks to the Ladies of Harley, Battle Creek Harley Davidson.
Thanks to our hourly sponsors:
- CIR: Community Integrated Recreation.
- Roto Rooter
- King Jewelers
- Panera Bread
- Cereal City Auto-NAPA
- Kempf Funeral Home
- Battle Creek Tile & Mosaic
- Mattress Mart
- Grand Trunk Employees Federal Credit Union
- Lakeview Ford/Lincoln
And we’d also like to thank the following for in-kind donations of goods and services:
- McCamly Plaza Hotel
- CTS Telecom
- John Banks and Ray Mayes at Motorshop Electric
- Pat and the crew at All You Need Grand Rental
- Besco Water
- United Educational Credit Union
- Chemical Bank
- Wirtz Popcorn
In addition to Pizza from Pizza Hut, we were thankful for great food and drink from Finley’s, Bob Evans, Bigby Coffee, and Barista Blues Café.
Haven of Rest’s Daniel Jones did a great job of organizing things, along with his summer intern Madi Stagner. Elaine and Lamar Hunsicker, Rose Miller and Kelley Parish of Inasmuch House were Roofsit MVP’s and Carlton Lartique and Ron Atwell provided great leadership and support too. Thanks to the guys at the Life Recovery Program for helping with the setup and tear down.
Thanks to our radio team: Tim Collins, Richard Piet, Renk, Bob Coward, Pete VanVranken and Robert Nelson, with support from Nico Berrios, Alex Maddix and Nate Adams. And a huge thanks to Kelley Parish of Inasmuch House, who showed she’s still a first-rate broadcaster! And special thanks to our engineer, Dale Schiesser.
Our shirt sponsors were CTI Mechanical, Chemical Bank, Genoa Pharmacy, Victory Life Church, Marshall United Methodist Church, and Dexter Lake Church.
And thanks to anybody we missed. It was a crazy weekend, but well worth the effort. We think Inasmuch House is an important part of the Battle Creek Community and we’re glad to see that many, many people agree with us.