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RFMA Give Volunteer Day

Posted By Jeff Dover, CRFP, RFMA, Tuesday, September 29, 2015

"What a wonderful day!!!" Those were the words from many of the generous volunteers that showed up on Saturday, September 12th at The Journey Home (TJH) in Murfreesboro, TN for the annual RFMA Gives Volunteer Day. There were well over 100 individuals that worked diligently in remodeling both the inside and out of TJH. The activities included repainting the entire facility, remodeling offices on both floors and also in the basement, exterior landscaping, rebuilding a staircase and assembling tables.

I was truly amazed with all the work that was completed in just one (1) day. A special thanks to the Co-Project Managers, Jim Roeger (Olive Garden) and Gordon Bruner of VMC Facilities. Also thanks to the following Task Leaders:

- Keith Moore, US Exterior

- Gordon Bruner, VMC Facilities

- Brian Foster, Paint Folks

- Jack McNertney, Red Lobster

- Tommy Guerra, Water Heater Man

- John Getha, Wendy's

- Patrick Hentzen, KFC

- Brianne Rechy, Dwyer Service Group

- Tim Corcoran, Jack in the Box

- Craig Buck, Chipotle

The following companies who contributions made this event such as success are:

- Starbucks for providing breakfast

- Chipotle for supplying lunch and the materials and manpower to rebuild the rear stairs

- Benjamin Moore for purchasing all the paint

- Paint Folks for providing all the painting materials

- US Exterior for having their crew professionally paint the upper exterior of the building

- Westrock for supplying the construction dumpster

- Progressive Flooring for providing and installing new carpet in both the office areas

- Restaurant Lighting Concepts for supplying new energy efficient LED lights throughout the facility

- VMC Facilities for providing various construction materials for all the projects

- DWM for filming the activities throughout the day

- Cintas Corporation for supplying shirts, gloves, goggles, and First Aid Kit

RFMA is proud of the efforts of all the volunteers and companies that made this such a success. Even the rain held off until we were finished. Stay tuned for further updates as there are many major projects yet to be completed. My apologies to whoever I may have left out.

Again, Thank You !!

Tags:  RFMA Gives  The Jurney Home  Volunteer Day 

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Teresa Phelps, DENTCO says...
Posted Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Congratulations and Kudo's to each of you!!
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Scott Harned, Facility Solutions, Inc. says...
Posted Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Jeff, Thank you to you and the rest of the RFMA staff for organizing the day and providing the opportunity! Everything was taken care of and all the majority of us had to do was show up.
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Mark Sullivan II, DWM Facilities Maintenance says...
Posted Wednesday, September 30, 2015
I second Scott's comment! Thank you again to RFMA for giving us the opportunity to make a difference in so many lives!
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Brianne B. Rechy, Parts Town says...
Posted Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Another great event in the books! Thank you to all of the leaders who provided the platform for us to serve together. Excited to make it back to Nashville for more RFMA time!
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Annaji Sailer, CRFP, RFMA says...
Posted Thursday, October 1, 2015
Thank you Jeff and everyone at RFMA for the opportunity to give back. I'm blown away by the generosity of our members every year and I'm proud to be a part of this association!
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Jack McNertney, CRFP, Red Lobster says...
Posted Wednesday, October 7, 2015

I concur with Jeff. What a special day and special project. This now completes our 6th RFMA Gives makeover due to the generous outpouring of support by our membership. I truly believe that this event is becoming an annual "gathering" of professionals who clearly love doing this and consider it a "professional family reunion". Looking forward to whatever project we do next year in the Orlando area. BTW, this will be a return to this market. Our last project in 2013 impacted hundreds of kids and families. I can't wait to help with next year's project. Wishing everyone a great fall!!

Jack McNertney
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Mark Sullivan II, DWM Facilities Maintenance says...
Posted Tuesday, December 15, 2015
This was a great project.
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