Benton Roofing specializes in commercial and industrial rooftop installation and maintenance throughout the southeast. Family-owned, the company is run by Caleb Benton whose father, Roger started the company in 1978. The company is deeply rooted in Christian values with a commitment to giving back. “It’s important that we do our absolute best in serving our customers, our communities and God,” says Caleb.
The company became a Compassion partner in 2016 starting with sponsoring a number of children throughout Ecuador. “Compassion’s work and mission deeply resonated with me,” says Caleb. “I was inspired by their work to connect children to God’s Word. Not only does Compassion provide the children with important resources and a safe place to come, they are sharing God’s love to the fullest.”
Each month, team members from Benton Roofing gather to write personal letters to the sponsored children and collect items each may need. They also read recent letters that the children have sent to them. “It’s a special opportunity for our company to come together and participate in an activity that is impacting lives and sharing God’s love,” says Caleb. Recently, the company hosted a Compassion graduate to share his story of achievement and inspiration.
As a new father, Caleb found a strong personal draw to helping young children living in extreme poverty and strengthened his resolve to do more. Benton Roofing has since expanded its support to Compassion to include funding for new kitchens, dining spaces and playgrounds at Compassion Child Development Centers. The company also is helping to launch a Child Survival program to assist pregnant women, new mothers and their babies.
“I had an opportunity to travel with Compassion to El Salvador and see their work first-hand,” says Caleb. “That experience opened my eyes to the level of complexity and coordination required to put the resources together to serve the physical, spiritual and emotional needs of the children. It reinforced to me that our investment is well spent with Compassion.”
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