Korellis Roofing makes major donation to fire-damaged St. Joseph’s Carmelite Home | Northwest Indiana Business Headlines
Korellis Roofing, the Hammond-based roofing company that is one of the largest in the Chicagoland area, has made significant donations to St. Joseph’s Carmelite Home in East Chicago after it was damaged by fire last month.
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“I’m sure there has been an outpouring of support for the St. Joseph Carmelite Home in East Chicago after the devastating fire they endured last month,” said Korellis Roofing Office and Human Resources Manager Kali Zaremba. “The house has been a focus of our donation efforts for the past several years, and Korellis has been repairing and replacing roofs there for decades.”
Korellis Roofing donated $2,500 to Strack & Van Til gift cards, as the fire damaged freezers in the home providing a safe haven for children in crisis. The St. Joseph Carmelite Home has regularly solicited donations or food and meals for approximately 40 children and staff members, as staff now regularly have to go to the supermarket to buy food in smaller quantities.
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Pete and Susan Korellis have also personally donated $10,000 from the George and Harriet Korellis Fund to aid in the ongoing recovery efforts.
Run by nuns, the 108-year-old home provides a safe haven for needy children from infancy to age 18, usually on a temporary basis due to a family situation at the recommendation of the Department of Children and Family Services.