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2019 RFMA Gives Site Announcement !!

Posted By Jeff Dover, CRFP, RFMA, Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Hello RFMA Members,

RFMA is humbled and pleased to announce our RFMA Gives 2019 site is The Mobile Loaves & Fishes (MLF) located just outside Austin, TX. This year’s Project Co-Chairs are Jay Andruk, CRFP, Carl LeBoeuf, CRFP, both from K&N Management and Daniel Osborne, from Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas. After visiting several wonderful organizations in the Austin area, MLF was chosen as a great fit for our association. Their mission is “to provide food and clothing, to cultivate community and to promote dignity to our homeless brothers and sisters in need. We empower the community into a lifestyle of service with the homeless”. They have several food trucks that go out daily to provide meals, clothing, and hygiene products to the local Austin homeless community. They built a “Community First! Village” that houses and welcomes home individuals who have been labeled as outcasts and pushed to the fringe of society to be forgotten (this is where our Volunteer Day will be). Feel free to visit their website at: https://mlf.org/  to learn more. There are also several YouTube videos available to review. We are very excited and looking forward to another wonderful and rewarding charity event.

The following potential projects and item needs are listed below. Please review and let us know what you can provide for required equipment, labor, and/or financial donation. Signups are now being accepted for any of these projects.

RFMA Gives 2019, Mobile Loaves & Fishes

Commercial Kitchen

The equipment upgrades to the commercial kitchen will expand the offerings of our facility. The equipment will allow us to increase the number of people we are able to serve as well as increase volunteer engagement in the kitchen. Additionally the new equipment will increase the health, safety, and usability of the kitchen space.

Equipment/Work Needed

Description

Ventless Combi Oven

Half Size, Roll In, Ventless, Liquid Propane

Blast Chiller

Single Phase Power, 240 Lb Capacity

Rotary Vacuum Evaporator

120V

Meat Slicer

120V 1Hp

Stainless Steel Pots And Pans

E.G. All-Clad, Demeyere

Hotel Coffee Maker

~20Gal/Hr

Fryer Oil Filter Machine

120V, Portable

Chrome Griddle

36", With Thermostat, propane or electric

Induction Burner

With Temp Probe Shut Off

Thermometers

Bluetooth With Haccp Logging Capabilities

Water Softener

Entire Building Softening System

20Qt Stand Mixer

With Floor Stand, Meat Grinder Attachment 120V

Haccp

Help With Writing/ Creating Plans

Steam Table

120V, Portable

Cooking Oil Tester

Eliminate Need For Oil Test Strips

Ph Meter

Handheld, For Safe Canning

Thermal Mixer

120V 2-5 Liter Capacity

Immersion Blender

120V Hand Held

Fry Cutter

Heavy Duty

Pressure Washer

Electric, Wall Mounted, Warm Water With Detergent

Pellet Smoker

Fast Eddys

Heating Lamps

Hung From Ceiling

Hand Sanitizer

Like In Rudys

Crates

Produce Style

Cambros

Assorted Sizes With Lids

Hotel Pans

Assorted Sizes With Lids

Chemicals

For Dishmachine, 3 Comp Sink, Handsoap, Floorcare

Printer

Juicer

120V

Electrical Work

For New Appliances

Food Trailer

A new food trailer will empower more of our neighbors to make a dignified income while working in a space that is central to the community. The equipment below will expand our offerings, increase community engagement between volunteers and neighbors, and allow for a healthier and safer food preparation environment.

Equipment/Work Needed

Description

Food Trailer

White, 32'X8.5', Stainless Steel Interior, Serving Windows

Vent Hood

10' With Make Up Air

Chef Base Fridge

72" On Castors

Freezer

Under Counter

Sandwich Prep Table

72" With Drawers

Ice Machine

Undercounter Nugget Ice

Salamander

36" Liquid Propane

Milkshake Mixer

3 Spindle With Timer

Hot Food Well

Drop In,

Soda Fountain

4 Head

Heat Lamps

Hung From Ceiling

Water Softener

Mini -system?

Fridge

Undercounter

Espresso Machine

Two Group, Plumbed

Grinder

For Espresso, Burr

Coffee/Tea Maker

Plumbed With Urns

Grinder

For Drip Coffee

Coffee Brewer

Pour Over, Manual

Hot Water Dispenser

Electric

Hand Sink

Indoors

Three Compartment Sink

Hand Sanitizer

Outdoor For Customers, Like In Rudys

Point of Sale

iPad/Cloud-Based, With Printers, Register, KDS, Customer-Facing Display

Goat Dairy

The goat dairy works in synthesis with our egg production to maintain a high quality of pasture with a product of extremely nutritious, easily-digestible dairy products. Farmers in the Genesis Gardens program will utilize goat milk for bottling & delivery to neighbors, as well as yogurt, cheese and soap making. Dairying offers the potential for even more neighbors to engage in the Genesis Gardens program and earn dignified monthly income.

Structure

Equipment/Work Needed

Description

Slab

5 1/2" Thick; 28'X28' W Rebar Reinforcement, 6 Mil Poly

Roofing

Galvanized, Corrugated W/Ridge Vent

Fascia

2X8

Siding

Cement Board W/Vertical Battens

Lumber

Plumbing

To Sinks As Well As Drain Floors (4")

Interior Walls

Frp W/Vinyl H Trim

Walls

Cmu W/ Rebar/Horizontal Wire Ladder Reinforcement

Doors

Sliding Barn Doors W/Latches; Interior Swinging Doors

Windows

Aluminum Slider W/Insect Screens

Lights

1'X4' Fluorescent Or Led; Light Switches

Electrical

Electrical Panel; Duplexes

Paint

Block Filler; Latex Enamel

Fit Out

Equipment/Work Needed

Description

Sinks

2 Double Stainless; 3 Hand Sinks

Water Heater

Tankless

Hose Reel

Composting Toilet

Stainless Table Tops

Soap Dispensers

3

Paper Towel & Toilet Paper Dispensers

Refrigerator

Tabletop Low Heat Pasteurizer

Storage Buildings

Storage space is needed so we can keep food service equipment and supplies safe and accessible. Our desire is to have storage designed to look like a tiny house from the outside in order to add to the charming aesthetic of the village.

Equipment/Work Needed

Description

Roofing Materials

Siding

Lumber

Shelving

Chrome Wire

Slabs

Various sizes

Community Table

Landscape around the Community Table, one of the Village's premier gathering and fellowship spaces for all to enjoy. More tables and games will increase the sense of community in this space for all who come here.

Equipment/Work Needed

Description

Decomposed Granite

Picnic Tables

Park Grade

Plants

Native, Low Maintenance

Park Games

Corn Hole, Horse Shoes

Astro Turf

For Landscaping Around

Strip Heaters

Propane

Fans-3

Bigass Fan Style

Plastic Walls

Roll Down For Wind Protection

Unity Hall

Unity Hall is the main place of welcoming and celebration when people are at Community First! Village. These additions will help us increase the offerings and hospitality of this integral space for our community.

Equipment/Work Needed

Description

Locks

Keypad/ RFID

Strip Heaters

For Breezeway

Doors

Wooden French Doors For Sanctuary

Ping Pong

High Quality Concrete

Table Cloths

High End Wrinkle Resistant

Hvac

Mini Split In Bathrooms

Carts

Janitorial Style

Water Fountain

With Water Bottle Filler

Video Wall

4x4

Hand Dryers

High Power, Dyson

McCoy's Maintenance & Operations Building

All of the maintenance and construction operations for Community First! Village work out of this building, and these needed improvements will allow these teams to better serve our rapidly increasing community of neighbors.

Equipment/Work Needed

Description

Shelving

Warehouse Style, High Height

Fork Lift

Scissor Lift

Security Cameras

Tire Machine

Community Market

Bring some much needed improvements to the market in order to increase its offerings and continue to make it a place of welcoming hospitality for all who live at and visit the Village.

Equipment/Work Needed

Description

Remodel

Blow Out Bathroom For More Space

Refrigerator

3 Section

Freezer

3 Section

Ice Merchandiser

Outdoor, Two Door

Shade

Build Structure In Front Of Market

Neon Sign

Custom, LED Type?

Security

New CCTV System

Phase II

Phase II of Community First! Village will provide additional housing for 350 brothers and sisters currently living on the streets of Austin. Help with the infrastructure will enable us to provide a beautiful new home for our friends.

Equipment/Work Needed

Description

Paving

Parking Lot, Streets, Curbs, Slabs

Fencing

Silt And Tree Protection, Guardrail For Pond

Clearing

Grading, Excavation, Tree And Brush Clearing

Plumbing

Assorted Pipes, Fittings

Parking

ADA Signage, Striping

Makerspace Building

3,000-4,000 Square Feet, Metal

Streetlights

LED

Outdoor Kitchens - Phase II

Outdoor kitchens bring our neighbors together through the joys of cooking. In Phase II of Community First! Village we will have seven outdoor kitchens that will serve 350 neighbors who will be lifted off of the streets of Austin.

Equipment/Work Needed

Description

Stove-7

36" 6 Burner Prosumer, Stainless Steel, Lp

Stove/Griddle-7

36" 4 Burner With 12" Griddle, Prosumer, Stainless Steel, Lp

Vent Hood-21

36"

Bbq-7

36" Lp Stainless Steel

Work Tables-14

24"X 60 14 Gauge

Work Table-7

24"X 48" With Undershelf 5" Backsplash 14 Gauge

Work Table -7

30"X 48" Enclosed Base With Hinged Doors

Sink

With L Shaped Counter And Backsplash

Island

48"X36"X38"H Stainless With Enclosed Base

Barstools

56

Fan-21

BigAss Fan Type

Downtown Commissary

The downtown commissary will allow us to empower the homeless of Austin to embrace their entrepreneurial spirit and make a dignified income. Instead of begging for money on the corner, they can sell bottled beverages and prepackaged food.

Equipment/Work Needed

Description

Fridge

Walk-In

Freezer

Walk-In

Fridge

Reach-In

Shelving

Chrome Wire

Ice Maker

Cubed 400 Lb Or Greater

Ice Maker

Dry Ice

Hand Sink

Three Compartment Sink

Building

20X50 Portable, open to Make

Fencing

With Razor Wire For mobile vending cart storage

Dish Machine

Ventless

Ice Cream Carts

6 Push Carts

Pressure Washer

Electric With Hot Water And Detergent

Co2 Tanks

Liquid Co2 For Dry Ice

Safe

Heavy Duty, Bolted To Floor Two Compartment With Drop

Restroom

Miscellaneous

These miscellaneous items didn't find a home in one of the other projects, but they would all go a very long way in building up our various programs that offer dignified income opportunities to our formerly homeless neighbors as well as growing our ability to connect human to human, heart to heart as we build relationships at Community First! Village.

Equipment/Work Needed

Description

Brick Pizza Oven

60" Or Larger Deck, Outdoor

HVAC's

Mini-Split Systems for Houses, 50-60 needed

Strip Heaters

Bus Stop

Tiller

Tiny House

2, Possibly On RV Side (One Ready To Go On RV Side Phase I & One On Phase II)

Truck

Sandwich Truck

Van

For Catering

Van

12 Passenger

Truck

4X4 For Garden

Ice Bagger

Bobcat

Street Sweeper

For Bobcat

Striping

Parking Lot Striping

Street Lights

Solar Powered/LED

WIFI

Access Points

Carts

Laundry Style

Trash Services

Trash & Recycling

Paper Products

Toilet Paper, Paper Towels

Soap

Hand Soap

Trash Bags

Golf Cart

Water Fountains

Around Property, With Bottle Filler

Pest Services

Around Property

Laundry Services

Wash Towels, Linens, Table Cloths

Shade Sails

Cinema

Hvac Services

Change Filters, Etc.

Path Lights

Solar Around Property

Trails

Road Base, Around Property

Wayfinding Signage

Landscaping

Sod, Decomposed Granite, Astro Turf

Streetlights

Solar

 

Feel free to contact me to volunteer for any above items, other donations or with questions.

 

The volunteer day is Saturday, September 8th  at their Community First! Village location. More information on the activities will be forthcoming. Feel free to call me with any questions. Stay tuned.

Thank you so much for your continued support!!

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Projects are Proceeding at The Salvation Army

Posted By Jeff Dover, CRFP, RFMA, Thursday, February 1, 2018
Updated: Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Hello RFMA Members,

There has been numerous projects completed over the past several weeks at the Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center (SAAR) in Phoenix. They have made a significant impact of the organization by saving them valuable capital dollars along with improving the overall moral of the residents. Thanks in advance to the all the companies and individuals who are making this happen. Following is a brief review of the completed jobs:

-          Mad Jack’s Asphalt and Concrete replaced numerous areas in front of the warehouse where the SAAR delivery trucks have worn out and cracked the existing parking lot. The amount of replacement was huge and it looks great.

-          Roll-A-Shade supplied and replaced window coverings with blinds in over 40 rooms in the facility. These make the room ambience better and will be a tremendous help during the brutally hot Phoenix summers.

-          Legacy Air paid for new dropped ceilings that were installed in the movie and rec rooms and KDC Construction removed the existing and installed the new. Take a look at the photos. The rooms look great.

-          Red Lobster supplied the new red carpet squares for the movie and rec rooms along with the hallway in the first floor. Progressive Flooring completed the installation. Looks sharp. The residents love their newly remodeled rooms.

-          KDC Construction made numerous repairs in the kitchen BOH to the walls and ceilings. New FRP was installed throughout. The kitchen staff was impressed.

There are still a few projects remaining and they are scheduled to start in mid February. The existing 40 year old a/c coils in the 30 residents rooms will be replaced. This will help the rooms maintain a cooler temperature in the summer and save on utilities. The Salvation Army purchased all the units and Micah Dyer, CRFP, with Legacy Air is coordinating the installations. The installing companies are: Legacy Air, Andrew's Refrigeration, and TDIndustries.

I continue to be humbled by our membership who consistently donate their time, services, and/or money to this worthwhile event.

Also, special thanks to the Project Managers: Vern Huskey, Starbucks, Micah Dyer, CRFP, Legacy Air, and Tim Vanacker, CRFP, Kilwins Chocolate Franchise, Inc. The overall project would not be where it’s at without their passion on coordinating and seeing the jobs get completed with minimal interruption to the Salvation Army.

Stay tuned for more updates. We’re not done yet!

Dover and out.

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Register Now for the RFMA Gives 5K Fun Run/Walk

Posted By Jeff Dover, CRFP, RFMA, Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Hello RFMA members,

Registration is now open for the RFMA Gives Third Annual 5K Fun Run/Walk during our National Conference in Phoenix on Sunday, March 4th, 2018 from 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM. The $40 entrance fee will go 100% directly towards the RFMA Gives 2019 project in Austin. Each participant will receive a race t-shirt and race number. Feel free to register on the RFMA website. C'mon out, get a little exercise, and donate to our wonderful charity event. Everyone wins!!

Thanks in advance!!

Dover and out.

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Projects Are Rolling !!!

Posted By Jeff Dover, CRFP, RFMA, Thursday, December 7, 2017
Updated: Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Hello RFMA members,

Projects are moving along nicely at the Salvation Army in Phoenix. Following is a brief summary:

-           All the ceiling fluorescent ceiling light fixtures in the first floor were upgraded to LED type, saving valuable utility and replacement bulb dollars. Thanks to Vixxo Sign and Lighting for supplying the fixtures and Legacy Air for installation. The new light levels are great.

-           All the shower stalls in the east side of the community restroom have been completely rebuilt and are now usable with no leaking downstairs. The center section with all new sinks, mirrors, lights, plumbing fixtures and soap dispensers is under construction and is scheduled to be completed by Christmas. The final phase of rebuilding the west side shower stalls will commence in January. Thanks to CGP Construction, TD Industries, Ferguson Plumbing, Creative Materials Corporation, Galaxy Builders, KDC Construction, Panda Restaurant Group and Starbucks for donating the materials and labor to complete such a large project. It looks sharp and the residents are proud to be using the new facility.

-           A new concrete floor was poured in the old walk in cooler/freezer location in the kitchen BOH area, thanks to Andrew’s Refrigeration. This room will now be used for storage.

-           Roll-A-Shade will be installing new window coverings in over 40 rooms which will make a big difference after the old curtains were removed.

-           Big thanks to Westrock for supplying the construction dumpster(s) for all the above mentioned projects.

-           Another thanks to Legacy Air for warehousing the equipment and materials used for several of these projects.

-           A new water softening system was supplied and installed by Kinetico. This will help immensely with water quality and equipment maintenance due to the high hardness of the water in Phoenix.

-           Thanks to Chipotle for supplying materials and their own labor to completely remodel four(4) existing employee restrooms in the second floor. Made a big difference.

-           A new BOH kitchen exterior door was supplied and installed by Vortex Industries. It looks great and increases the security for the Salvation Army kitchen staff.

-           Special thanks to the following companies that provided financial donations which helps fund the projects being completed: Painter Ready, Enevo, Inc., CGP Construction, KDC Construction, Clark Service Group, Desert West Builders, and DMC Facility Services.

-           Thanks to Major Dennis Earnhart of the Salvation Army and all of his staff who have been patient with the work proceeding in their facility.

-           A new a/c coil was supplied and installed in one of the residence rooms by Legacy Air for better cooling as it was over 40 years old. Made a huge difference. There are 32 more rooms with this system and we are feverishly looking for donors to purchase these.Trane will supply these at their cost. The approximate cost is $1000 per unit. Please contact me if you are interested in making a donation for some of these as they are needed. Feel free to contact me at: jeff@rfmaonline.com or phone me at (972) 805-0905, x-3.

-           Last, but definitely not least, a big shout out to the Co-Project Managers, Tim Vanacker (Desert West Builders), CRFP, Vern Huskey (Starbucks), and Micah Dyer (Legacy Air), CRFP. These guys have done a great job in getting donators for these projects and supervising them. None of this would be possible without their passionate assistance.

Stay tuned for more updates. We are on target to have the entire project completed by our conference in March. I truly apologize if I missed anyone in their contribution to these wonderful projects.

Dover and out

 


 

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What a Great Volunteer Day!!

Posted By Jeff Dover, CRFP, RFMA, Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Updated: Monday, October 2, 2017

Hello RFMA members,

Wow, what a great Volunteer Day on Sept. 23rd at the Salvation Army in Phoenix. The weather was great and everyone's efforts were outstanding. I continue to be amazed by our membership's passion for giving back. Thanks to all who participated!! We had over 160 people on site painting the interior of the residence building, landscaping their exterior break area, and sorting and organizing clothes in the warehouse that will be sent to their local Thrift Stores. Additionally there were several mechanical & electrical repairs completed throughout the facilities. Also, the local Chipotle team led by Craig Buck completely gutted and remodeled four(4) individual restrooms. Special thanks to the following Project Leaders for their help:

- Keith Moore, US Exterior Maintenance & Repair

- Rory Moore, US Exterior Maintenance & Repair

- Teresa Phelps, DENTCO

- Kailee DeWitt, DENTCO

- Avis Jaradi, Northstar Painting

- Brianne Rechy, Parts Town

I also want to thank the overall Co-Project Managers for their excellent planning and coordination: Tim Vanacker, CRFP, from Desert West Builders, Micah Dyer, CRFP, from Legacy Air, and Vern Huskey from Starbucks.

Finally, I would like to thank the following companies who contributed directly to this great event:

- US Exterior Maintenance and Repair and DMC Facility Services for supplying paint.

- Paint Folks and Northstar Painting for supplying the paint sundries.

- DENTCO for all the landscaping materials and equipment.

- Cintas Managed Solutions for supplying the shirts, gloves, googles, and First Aid Kit.

- Starbucks for providing breakfast.

- P.F. Chang's for supplying lunch.

- Kinetico/Selecto for providing filtered water with reuable containers.

- Eco Trak Facility Management for providing towels.

- Pack-A-Drum for the trash bags.

- Legacy Air for warehousing materials.

- Westrock for supplying the dumpster.

Attached are a few photos showing the landscaping and clothes organizing during the Volunteer Day along with a group photo. Additionally their are a few pictures of some of the projects that are underway, namely the large community restroom remodel and the new kitchen exterior door donated and installed by Vortex Industries. The community restroom project is being supervised and completed by the following members:

- CGP Construction

- TDI Industries

- Creative Materials Corporation, thru the help from Panda Restaurant Group

- Ferguson Plumbing Supply

- Fox Restaurants

- Desert West Builders

- Vern Huskey, Starbucks

Also, all the interior ceiling light fixtures in the first and second floors of the residence building were replaced with new energy efficient LED type. the fixtures were supplied by Vixxo Sign and Lighting and installed by Legacy Air. They look great.

Stay tuned for more updates!!

Thanks again so much for your continued support.

Dover and out.

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RFMA Gives 2018 Kitchen Needs

Posted By Jeff Dover, CRFP, RFMA, Monday, August 28, 2017

Hello RFMA members,

We are getting ready to begin one of the projects at the Salvation Army. The very large community restroom will begin renovations within the next week or so thanks to CGP Construction, TDI Industries, Creative Materials Corporation (Panda Restaurant Group), Ferguson Plumbing Supply, Fox Restaurants, Desert West Builders, and Vern Huskey from Starbucks. The work should be well along by the time of the Volunteer Day on Saturday, Sept. 23rd. Don't forget to register. The main project for the workday will be mainly interior painting but there will be some exterior landscaping and organizing materials in their warehouse.

We are really needing help in the kitchen area for equipment. Following is what is needed:

- Commercial planetary mixer, similar to a Doyon BTF010, 10 quart model w/guard

- Steamer, Cleveland 22CET3, 3 pan electric or similar

- Double deck, full size convection ovens, 100,000 BTU's

- Gas range, 8-burner, Vulcan Hart or Bakers Pride equivalent

- Gas countertop griddle, 100,000 BTU's, Vulcan MSA 49-101, 48" model or similar

- 4 compartment S/S sink with 3 faucets, and 1 pre-spray unit (12 ft.)

- Electric 5 pan open steam well table unit

- New refrigerated salad bar cabinet with 2 pans and associated cabinetry

- GC for help in remodelling the BOH walls, ceilings, etc.

Feel free to contact me to discuss further at (972) 805-0905, x-3 or at jeff@rfmaonline.com.

Thanks for your support!!

Dover and out.

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RFMA Gives 2018 Update

Posted By Jeff Dover, CRFP, RFMA, Wednesday, August 9, 2017
Updated: Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Hello RFMA members,

The projects at the Salvation Army for RFMA Gives 2018 are getting ready to begin. The very large community restroom job is scheduled to begin by the end of August. Special thanks to CGP Construction, TDI Industries, and Ferguson plumbing for taking control of this vitally important job. Hopefully, we'll be able to see the finished product at the Volunteer Day.

We are still needing help in several areas. Following is a list of items where assistance is needed:

-           Kitchen remodel to include wall repairs and replacement (32 - 10 Ft. FRP panels, approximately 550 sq. ft. of stainless steel, paint ceiling & storage room, minor electric.

-           Numerous pieces of kitchen equipment to include: Commercial planetary mixer (similar to a Doyon BTF010, 10 quart model w/guard), Steamer (Cleveland 22CET3, 3 pan electric or similar), Double deck full size gas convection ovens, 100,000 BTU's, Gas range, 8-burner (Vulcan or Bakers Pride), Gas countertop griddle, 108,000 BTU's (Vulcan MSA 49-101, 48" model or equivalent), 4 compartment s/s sink with 3 faucets and 1 pre-spray unit (12 ft.), Electric 5 pan open well steam table unit, and several Metro shelving units.

-           Supply and installation of a new CCTV system

-           Replace ceiling tiles throughout the dining room, offices, hallways and other first floor areas

-           Replace drop in light fixtures to LED type in entire second floor

-           Painting throughout the entire facility (to be completed at Volunteer Day)

-           Supply paint and paint sundries for Volunteer Day

-           New folding style tables & chairs for dining room

-           Remodel twelve(12) existing single unit staff private bathrooms to include fixtures, flooring, sink, lighting, etc.

-           Remodel existing recreation room to include new furniture, flooring, painting, ceiling tile, fans, lighting, etc.

-           Remodel existing movie room to include new furniture, flooring, painting, ceiling tile, fans, lighting, etc.

-           Provide exhaust fan for laundry room along with new flooring, paint, ceiling tiles, lighting, etc.

-           Provide periodic pest control services

-           Replace existing parking lot lights with LED fixtures

-           Supply/install new shade sails in exterior break area

-           Replace fence

-           Replace approximately 40 single pane windows

 

If you have any questions or are interested in donating, please contact me at: jeff@rfmaonline.com or call direct at: (972) 805-0905, x-3.

The Volunteer Day is Saturday, September 23rd from 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Remember to sign up and register on the RFMA website.

Thank you so much for your continued support of RFMA Gives!!

Dover and out.

 

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RFMA Gives 2018 Potential Project List

Posted By Jeff Dover, CRFP, RFMA, Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Hello RFMA members,

We are off and running in getting projects assigned for RFMA Gives 2018 project at the Salvation Army, Adult Rehabilitation Center in Phoenix. Due to the fantastic generosity of our members the following items (projects) have been committed thus far:

-           Service repairs to existing and/or new equipment, General Parts, LLC

-           Hood/ductwork/exhaust fan cleaning, Hoodz International

-           Roll off containers for construction projects, Westrock, Waste Management, River Road Waste & Waste Harmonics

-           Upgrade interior light fixtures to LED’s, Stones River Electric and additional help will be needed

-           Upgrade hood fire suppression system, National Fire Protection

-           Water softener, Kinetico

-           New smallwares for kitchen, Franklin Machine Products (FMP)

-           EMS, Entouch Controls

-           Landscaping material for exterior break area, DENTCO

-           Concrete repair/replacement in parking lot, Mad Jacks Facility Resource

-           Repair/replace asphalt in parking lot area & stripe, Pavement Exchange, Ace Asphalt

-           Replace slats for fence, Ameritech Facility Services

-           Replace a/c filters, Bonded Filter Service

-           Food Safety Training, Lars Johnson

-           Financial Donation, Painter Ready

-           Replace 2’x2’ carpet squares in hallways throughout 1st & 2nd floors, Progressive Flooring

 

Current list of our remaining needs:

-           Kitchen remodel to include new hood, fire suppression, fans, floors, walls, s/s tables, etc.

-           Numerous pieces of kitchen equipment to include: double ovens, flat top grill, fryers, ice machine & bin, tilt skillet, reach in freezer, commercial blender and slicer, new salad bar including cold pans and equipment.

-           Replacement of two(2) existing exhaust fans

-           Construction of two(2) new offices in the BOH

-           Mini-remodel of existing storage room to include new wall covering, ceiling, and floor

-           Supply and installation of a new CCTV system

-           Replace ceiling tiles throughout the dining room, offices, hallways and other first floor areas

-           Replace drop in light fixtures to LED type in entire first floor

-           Painting throughout the entire facility (to be completed at Volunteer Day)

-           Supply paint and paint sundries for Volunteer Day

-           New folding style tables & chairs for dining room

-           Complete remodeling of existing community restroom to include new toilets, urinals, sinks, faucets, flooring, shower stall remodels, mirrors, lighting, etc. Assume we will need several vendor members to partner together to complete.

-           Remodel twelve(12) existing single unit staff private bathrooms to include fixtures, flooring, sink, lighting, etc.

-           Remodel existing recreation room to include new furniture, flooring, painting, ceiling tile, fans, lighting, etc.

-           Remodel existing movie room to include new furniture, flooring, painting, ceiling tile, fans, lighting, etc.

-           Provide exhaust fan for laundry room along with new flooring, paint, ceiling tiles, lighting, etc.

-           Replace existing parking lot lights with LED fixtures

-           Add LED wall packs, including electric, on building to provide additional lighting in parking lot area

-           Supply/install new shade sails in exterior break area

-           Replace fence

-           Replace approximately 40 single pane windows

 

If you have any questions or are interested in donating, please contact me at: jeff@rfmaonline.com or call direct at: (972) 805-0905, x-3.

The Volunteer Day is Saturday, September 23rd from 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Remember to sign up and register on the RFMA website when it becomes available in the next few days.

Thank you so much for your continued support of RFMA Gives!!

Dover and out.

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RFMA Gives 2018 Site Announcement !!

Posted By Jeff Dover, CRFP, RFMA, Monday, June 5, 2017

To all,

RFMA is humbled and pleased to announce our RFMA Gives 2018 site is The Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center located in Phoenix. This year’s Project Co-Chairs are Tim Vanacker, CRFP, from Desert West Builders, Vern Huskey from Starbucks and Micah Dyer, CRFP,  from Legacy Air. After visiting several wonderful organizations in the Phoenix area, the Salvation Army was chosen as a great fit for our association. Their mission is to provide holistic work-therapy, group and individual counseling, life skill development, and spiritual direction for their residents to abandon substance reliance. They help them combat their addictions, build their work and social skills needed to re-enter the workforce, regain health and stability, and restore families that have been disrupted. This location is self-funded 100% from their five (5) area Thrift Stores they operate in the greater Phoenix area. They receive no dollars from their parent organization. Feel free to visit their website at: http://phoenixarc.salvationarmy.org/ to learn more. We are very excited and looking forward to another wonderful and rewarding RFMA Gives project.

The following potential projects are listed below. Please review and let us know what you can provide for required equipment, labor, and/or financial donation. Signups are now being accepted for any of these projects.

RFMA Gives 2018, Salvation Army Needs

 

MISCELLANEOUS NEEDS

-           Volunteer project managers – looking for individuals/companies who are local to the Phoenix area who are able to volunteer their time, services, and materials to manage and oversee portions of the project

-           Service providers willing to provide repair service to hot and cold side equipment at no charge to the facility as needed with their current equipment

-           Provide roll-off container(s) at various times for projects

BUILDING INTERIOR

-           Kitchen remodel to include new hood, fire suppression, exhaust and possibly MUA fans, floor tile, wall FRP replacement, etc.

-           Two(2) replacement exhaust fans

-           Cover several walls in kitchen with stainless steel

-           New BOH flooring

-           Build new chef’s office

-           Numerous pieces of new and replacement kitchen equipment to include the following: double ovens, flat top grill, double fryer, ice machine & bin, grill, tilt skillet, reach in freezer, industrial blender, slicer, salad bars, etc. More details will be provided

-           Smallwares to include: carts, knives, lexon tubs, loaded cup holders, floor mats, pots, pans, silverware, etc. More details to follow.

-           New CCTV security system for entire facility

-           Replace ceiling tile throughout kitchen, dining room and other first floor areas

-           Replacement LED lighting for entire facility

-           HVAC’s. Several package units needed. Sizes and number of units TBD.

-           Flooring throughout. Replace 2’x2’ carpet squares

-           Painting throughout the entire facility

-           New tables and chairs for dining room

-           Complete remodel of existing community bathroom to include all new sinks, exhaust fans, flooring, shower stall remodel, urinals, toilets, mirrors, lighting, etc. Very large restroom.

-           Remodel twelve(12) existing single unit staff private bathrooms to include fixtures, flooring, lighting, etc.

-           Remodel four(4) existing employee bathrooms to include fixtures, flooring, lighting, etc.

-           Remodel existing recreation room to include new flooring, painting, ceiling tile and fans, LED lighting, and furniture.

-           Provide exhaust fan(s) for exiting laundry room along with new flooring, paint, ceiling tiles & LED light fixtures

-           Remodel “movie” room with a new ceiling fan, paint, and LED lighting.

EXTERIOR

-           Repave parking lot and stripe

-           Replace concrete drive in front of warehouse, adding a lane towards the admin building for their delivery trucks

-           Refresh existing break area with new stone for ground cover, new canopy style awning, and minor landscaping

-           Replace existing lot lights with LED fixtures

-           Add LED wall pack fixtures on building to provide additional lighting for safety & security

-           Replace approximately 40 single pane windows

-           Replace fence and slats

-           Replace store front glass


Feel free to contact me to volunteer for any of the above items or other donations. I can be reached at Jeff Dover: jeff@rfmaonline.com. Office number: (972) 805-0905, x-3.

The volunteer day is currently planned for late September. More information on the activities will be forthcoming. Feel free to respond back or call me with any questions. We will be holding our initial conference call shortly. Stay tuned.

Thanks so much for your continued support!!

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Interior Work Has Started at The Daily Bread !!

Posted By Jeff Dover, CRFP, RFMA, Friday, May 19, 2017
Updated: Friday, May 19, 2017

Hello RFMA members,

Well, it was a battle but we finally received the building permit for the remaining work at the Daily Bread. There was a lot of behind the scenes support but a special thanks goes out to our architect, Scott Malenock, AIA, and one of the PM's, Ron Wilhite, CRFP. Work underway is as follows:

- Plumbing, new lines have been run in the foundation of the kitchen and several other plumbing jobs are currently being completed thanks to Roto-Rooter. Some supplies were generously donated by Florida Stainless.

- Electrical, new panels have been installed and several circuits have been ran in anticipation of the final kitchen remodel which is scheduled to start in mid to late June. Thanks to Facility Solutions for obtaining a local electrical contractor (Solaris) to complete. Also, special thanks to Stones River Electric for supplying almost all the materials along with Restaurant Lighting Concepts for the new exterior wall scone fixtures.

- A/C installations, new a/c units have been installed and the Daily Bread is much cooler. Some of these units haven't worked for years. Thanks to Performance Air for the installations and Trane and Johnson Controls for the equipment.

- Dining room ceiling, all the tiles have been replaced along with the light fixtures. Thanks to VMC Facilities for supplying and installing the tiles and lights and thanks to Stones River Electric, again, for supplying all new LED fixtures. It looks great and will save precious dollars on utilities.

- Demo work, thanks to Regions Facility Services, several areas of the kitchen and electrical room were demoed in anticipation of the electrical and plumbing work.

- Pest control, Amazing Pest Control provided their services to complete several treatments in vermin infested areas.

- Warehousing, thanks to National Distribution Service for providing needed storage space for equipment being, and soon to be used for the various projects.

- Special shout out to Pavement Exchange who was able to provide much needed funds to cover the cost of the masonry work throughout the building, which is scheduled to begin in mid-June. They, along with the following companies donated the money: Murphy Paving and Sealing, Atlantic Southern, Tibbs Paving, C&K Asphalt, Delaware Valley Paving, Alexander Sealcoating and Paving, Asphalt Solutions, AMERICOAT, and A&R Sealcoating.

- Dumpster, thanks to Waste Management for supplying a few construction dumpsters for the projects. 

- Lastly, big thanks to the Project Managers, Ron Wilhite, CRFP of Regions Facility Services and Mark Gomolla, CRFP of Red Robin Gorment Burgers. They have been tirelessly working on coordinating and completing these projects.

The Daily Bread employees have been great to work with and very patient with all the activities that have been happening. They continue to provide wonderful support to the local homeless community.

Stay tuned for more updates, thanks, and photos as the project progresses.

I'm truly sorry if I missed anyone or any company that has generously donated to these jobs.

Dover and out.


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