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RFMA Gives 2017 Update

Posted By Jeff Dover, CRFP, RFMA, Thursday, November 3, 2016
Updated: Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Hello RFMA members,

First off, registration is now open for the RFMA Gives Second Annual 5K Fun Run/Walk during our National Conference at The Gaylord Palms on Sunday, March 5, 2017 from 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM. The $40 entrance fee will go 100% directly towards the RFMA Gives 2018 project in Phoenix. Each participant will receive a race t-shirt and race number. Feel free to register on the RFMA website.

Update at The Daily Bread: Currently the permit drawings are being completed and are scheduled to be finished in approximately two(2) weeks. They will then be hand carried into the city of Orlando permit offices and will hopefully be pushed thru quickly. Depending on when permits are received some of the major projects may begin in December but the kitchen remodel work will most likely start in early January. We are still needing new, or "gently" used kitchen equipment as per the following:

- ISS or Metro shelving for the dry storage area and walk in cooler/freezer

- New Age Dunnage Racks

- Reach-In Freezer, True (or similar) T-23F-2, 115 volt, 1ph

- Eight(8) Burner Range w/Convection Oven or a six(6) burner unit,, natural gas (or propane)

- Double Deck Convection Oven, Imperial (or similar) model #ICV-2, gas or propane

- Undercounter Dishwasher, Hobart (or similar) model LXEH, 120/208 V, 1ph

- Griddle w/Convection Oven base, Imperial (or similar) IRG 36, natural gas or propane

- Vacuum Packer, Henkelman model #42XL (or similar), 120V

- Tilting Skillet, 2 required, Cleveland model #SGC-30T1 (or similar), 120V, 1ph

- Can Opener, Edlund model #U-12 (or similar)

- Mixer, Globe model #SP30 (or similar), 120V, 1ph

- Hot Holding Cabinets, 2 required, Metro model #C519-HFC-U (or similar), 120V, 1ph, 2000w

- Work Top Refrigerator, True model #TWT-48 (or similar), 120V, 1ph

- Cold Pan, Atlas Metal model #WCMD-C-1 (or similar), 120V, 1ph

- Hot Wells, 4 required, Wells model #MOD-100TD (or similar), 120V, 1ph

For further details or questions, feel free to contact me or one of the Co-Project Managers, Ron Wilhite, CRFP, Mark Gomolla, CRFP, or Kelly Otto, CRFP. I can be reached at (972) 805-0905, x-3 or on email at

Any help or donation would be greatly appreciated.




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RFMA Gives Back: 75F Experience

Posted By Kristen E. Johnson, 75F, Friday, October 14, 2016
It was a bright, sunny morning when we headed out to find The Daily Bread in downtown Orlando, Florida, where we would volunteer to help refresh a center that feeds the homeless and less fortunate. We were greeted by a large group of smiling faces alongside coffee and pastries. Thank you for the treats, Starbucks! We were given an emotional welcome speech from The Daily Bread community leaders. It was clear in both demeanor and words how overwhelmed the team was to see 160 eager faces, anxious to make improvements to the grounds and facilities. We quickly broke into groups that were in charge of landscaping, cleaning, organizing a clothes pantry, remodeling restrooms and painting. Each team was led by a designated task force leader who kept us energized and focused, while encouraging us to stay hydrated. The most grueling job was likely landscaping, as temps landed at over 90°F, with a heat index that was over 103°F! Around our lunch hour we took a much needed break to rehydrate and reenergize with a delicious meal. A special thanks to Olive Garden and KFC for donating the food. The incredible RFMA team provided a US map and everyone was encouraged to put on pin on their home. At the time we placed our orange pins on the Minneapolis area, we represented the most northern point on the map! It was truly rewarding to see so many individuals come together in pursuit of one common goal! With 160 hardworking people working as a team, we were reminded of what volunteering is all about. Thank you RFMA Gives for orchestrating such an impactful event. We loved being a part of it and we are proud of you for working to make a difference!

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The Daily Bread

Posted By Jack McNertney, CRFP, Red Lobster, Wednesday, September 28, 2016
I think we all provided a lot of "sweat equity" last Saturday. Thanks for helping support a home town provider of needed services.

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A Huge Volunteer Day Thanks !!!

Posted By Jeff Dover, CRFP, RFMA, Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Hi RFMA members,

What a great RFMA Gives Volunteer Day last Saturday at the Daily Bread. Thank you to everyone that showed up and volunteered their time, energy, and supplies. There were over 160 people who contributed their efforts to help this wonderful organization who worked hand in hand with several Daily Bread employees.

Numerous projects were completed:

- Painting of the interior of the Daily Bread building

- Painting of the exterior of all three (3) of the buildings on the Daily Bread’s property

- Landscaped several areas around the property including planting bushes, laying sod, trimming trees, and clearing areas

- Cleaned out and reorganized the clothes pantry and other offices

- Reorganizing several rooms in Administration building

- Purged several areas - General cleaning of the facilities

- Restroom remodel

A special thanks to our Project Managers, Ron Wilhite, CRFP of Regions Facility Services, Mark Gomolla, CRFP and Kelly Otto, CRFP, both from Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and all of the staff from The Daily Bread.

Another special thank you to the Task Force Leaders who kept their teams coordinated and focused:

- Keith Moore, US Exterior Maintenance & Repair

- Brian Foster, The Paint Folks

- Teresa Phelps, Dentco

- Scott Poynter, Dentco

- Brianne Rechy, Rainbow International Restoration

Another huge thank you to the following companies whose contributions helped make this day a tremendous success:

- Starbucks for providing breakfast

- Olive Garden and KFC for supplying lunch

- Culligan for supplying bottled water for everyone

- Benjamin Moore, Regal Paint Center, and DMC Facility Services for providing the paint

- US Exterior for providing their crew for the exterior painting

- Dentco (Pro Scapes) for supplying landscaping tools and equipment

- National Distribution Service for warehousing the paint and other supplies

- River Road Waste for supplying the dumpster

- DWM for filming the activities on volunteer day

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

- Kinetico Commercial Water Systems for sponsoring the Volunteer Appreciation event

- Pack-A-Drum, trash bags for event

- National Coating Solutions and Sherwin Williams for the paint sundries

We at RFMA are so proud of our members for giving so generously. We are truly sorry if we missed thanking any company or individual who contributed to this worthy cause. Major projects are just getting underway. Stay tuned for further updates. AGAIN, THANKS TO ALL!!!!

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Volunteer Day is Almost Here and Check Out the Latest RFMA Gives News Release

Posted By Jeff Dover, CRFP, RFMA, Wednesday, September 21, 2016

What You Need to Know Before RFMA Gives Volunteer Day

A huge thanks for participating in this year’s 2017 RFMA Gives Volunteer Day. We are going to have a lot of volunteers on Saturday and are excited about the huge impact our group will have on the Daily Bread and the local homeless community.

Below is some information you should “Know Before You Go” on Saturday!

-When: Volunteer Day begins promptly at 9:00 AM on the Daily Bread grounds. Please plan on showing up around 8:00 – 8:30 AM to check-in, get a shirt and gloves. Special thanks to Starbucks who will be supplying coffee and pastries for breakfast.

-Where: The Daily Bread is located at 808 West Central Blvd., Orlando, FL 32805.

Directions from the Marriott Courtyard Orlando Downtown:

Head north on N. Magnolia towards Zelma St. Turn right on Zelma St. then right again onto Irma Ave. Turn right at first cross street onto E. Colonial Dr. Turn left onto N. Parramore Ave then right onto W. Central Blvd. Proceed to front gate and you will be instructed where to park. There are a few lots nearby but street parking will be available.

-Shuttle Services: The Marriott Courtyard will be supplying a shuttle service from the hotel to Daily Bread beginning at 7:45 AM and run two (2) additional times at 8:00 & 8:15 AM. Please utilize the shuttle if possible as parking is limited.

-Work activities for Volunteer Day: Exterior/interior painting, several landscaping projects, reorganizing the Clothes Pantry, and general clean-up/reorganizing of several interior rooms in the Administration building. You’ll be able to choose any of these projects on site.

-Lunch: Special thanks to KFC and Olive Garden who will be serving lunch around noon.

-Weather: Thinking positively, we will have a sunny day and we’re in Orlando, so come prepared with a hat, sunscreen and bug spray.

-Volunteer Appreciation Event: The Volunteer Day is scheduled to end at 5:00 PM. There will be a Volunteer Appreciation event sponsored by Kinetico Commercial Water Systems at Citrus Restaurant. Please review your evite for further information and don’t forget to RSVP!

-Unable to make the Volunteer Event?
If your plans have changed and you are unable to attend, please contact Ryan Byrd (Nordling) at or 972-805-0905 ext. 5 to cancel your registration.

Thanks again for your support of RFMA Gives!

If you have any additional questions, please contact Jeff Dover, CRFP at



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RFMA Gives

Posted By Jack McNertney, CRFP, Red Lobster, Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Jeff-I believe Ameritech volunteered to help with some items; yet don't see them listed.

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Thank you RFMA Gives Volunteers!

Posted By Allison Bishop, DWM Comprehensive Facility Solutions, Monday, August 1, 2016

Thank you to everyone who has already come forward to volunteer for this year's event!

 The following link will continuously be updated with photos of this year's transformation. Please feel free to share!!Aj1DIW51-KXOazfOweFyr8lM1L4

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Wow! Way to go RFMA members...

Posted By Tim Corcoran, PMP, CRFP, Jack in the Box, Tuesday, July 19, 2016

There are truly some amazing things getting ready to happen at the Daily Bread based on this update.  RFMA gives is truly where the amazing spirit and unselfishness of RFMA's members gets put on full display for all to see.

A big thank you to the project team as well as the generous members of our RFMA community.  Your donations of equipment, material, money, and most importantly, time is allowing RFMA Gives to continue providing others a hand-up in their community efforts.  Keep up the great work and remember: "Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much" (Helen Keller).

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We Need Your Help!!

Posted By Jeff Dover, CRFP, RFMA, Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Hello RFMA members,

The majority of the projects have been assigned by our generous vendor members. Thanks to everyone that has offered up their services, equipment and time. We are getting closer to the finalizing the projects but there are still several outstanding items where help is needed. Please review the following list and let me know if you are interested in any of these projects:

-           Restroom remodels

-           Remodel dry storage room

-           Remodel/construct two (2) new offices

-           Supply/install new garage style, pull down exterior door

-           Remodel kitchen to include new soup area

-           Disposable plates, cups, spoons, paper goods, etc.

-           Folding style tables and chairs for interior dining room and exterior patio

-           Electrician to install new building panel

-           Sail type awning for new patio

-           Powder coat aluminum fencing

-           Replace carpeting in Administration building

-           Storefront glass window panels and frames

Again, thanks to all that will be donating. Following is an updated list of the projects and their respective donors.

-           Grease trap pumping, Primary – SLM Facility Solutions Nationwide. Secondary – Liquid Environmental Solutions

-           Pallet Jack – Classic Installs, Inc.

-           Equipment Repair Service, Whaley Food Service (labor) and Parts Town (parts)

-           Hood Cleaning, Rainbow International Restoration

-           Construction dumpster, Primary – RiverRoad Waste Solutions, Inc., Secondary – Westrock & Waste Management

-           New Smallwares – Franklin Machine Products

-           Shelving for kitchen/dry storage & walk in’s – VMC Facilities, LLC

-           Electrical Panel Upgrade – Stones River Electric/Square D (panel)

-           FOH flooring, strip & reseal VCT, replace black vinyl base – Superclean (installation), Red Lobster (materials)

-           BOH flooring – Silikal America

-           Upgrade interior FOH/BOH ceiling lights – Stones River Electric

-           Upgrade hood fire suppression system – Academy Fire Life Safety

-           Replace FOH/BOH ceiling tiles & grid – Sapphire Construction

-           Replace wooden pass thru with s/s – Florida Stainless

-           Provide/install FRP in BOH/cooking areas – Sheer Enterprises Inc.

-           Redesign kitchen & provide building remodel drawings – Ruby Tuesday, Inc. and Red Lobster

-           Replace storage tank water heater with tankless unit – Water Heater Man, Inc.

-           Relocate ice machine & remove upright 2 door cooler and freezer units – Caspers Service Company

-           Supply walk in cooler/freezer combination unit – Chipotle

-           Supply/install new mop sink - Facility Solutions

-           Supply refrigeration for new walk in cooler/freezer unit – Heatcraft Worldwide Refrigeration

-           Periodic pest control treatments – Amazing Pest Control

-           Install new concrete ramp for new garage entrance to building – Mad Jack’s Facilities Resource

-           Replace existing t-stats with EMS – Primary – Entouch Controls, Secondary – 75F, Ektos, LLC., and Powerhouse Dynamics

-           Supply/install new security/CCTV system – Tyco Integrated Security

-           Paint the exterior of the buildings – U.S. Exterior and Paint Folks

-           Supply paint for interior & exterior – Benjamin Moore and DMC Facility Services

-           Remove/dispose existing steel pipe queue rail at front entry – Fine Line Facility Services

-           Replace exterior wall sconces – Restaurant Lighting Concepts

-           Replace parking pole light heads – MX Services

-           Supply replacement a/c units – The Trane Company and Johnson Controls

-           Install new a/c units – Performance Air

-           Air Balance building – Melink Corporation

-           Replace the Daily Bread building roof – Royalty Roofing (installation) and Duro-Last Roofing, Inc. (material)

-           Supply new exterior signage – Primary – Sign Manager, Secondary – MC Sign

-           Replace four(4) exterior doors – Locknet

-           Repair/replace parking lot around Daily Bread building – Primary -  Mad Jack’s Facilities Resource. Secondary – Pavement Exchange

-           Paint parking stops – Fine Line Facility Services

-           Professional landscaping  - Dentco

-           Patio addition – Versico Roofing (pavers)

-           Install concrete bollards for patio awning system – Mad Jack’s Facilities Resource

-           Periodic a/c filter replacement – Bonded Filters

-           Periodic HVAC maintenance – AFM, Inc.

-           Equipment cleaning, power washing, janitorial – Hoodz International and Superclean

-           RFMA Gives video and pictures – DWM, Inc.

-           Food Safety Training – Lars Johnson

-           Volunteer day shirts, gloves, googles, medical supplies – Cintas Corporation

-           Window shades – Roll-A-Shade

-           Breakfast on volunteer day – Starbucks

-           Water softener – Primary – Culligan. Secondary – Kinetico

-           Warehouse in Orlando for material staging – National Distribution Service, Inc.

-           Develop logo for Daily Bread – Flora Creative

-           Financial donation - Don Turner (Darden)

Please contact me if I missed anyone. Again, thanks so much for your support. Feel free to contact me with any issues or questions at: or call me at (972) 805-0905, x-3.

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Volunteer Day Registration Now Open!

Posted By Jeff Dover, CRFP, RFMA, Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Hello RFMA members,

The RFMA Gives 2017 Volunteer Day is set for Saturday, Sept. 24th from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM at the Daily Bread in Orlando, FL. Tentatively, the projects for the day will be painting (inside & out), landscaping, clothing shop reorganizing (similar to last year), and others yet to be determined. We hope you consider joining us for the day because we could use your help! To register for our RFMA Gives 2017 Volunteer Day, click here. Within our registration form we will also have details on a Downtown Orlando hotel where we have set up a special room rate for our volunteers. You must use the link provided in order to receive the special room rate. Please book early to ensure a room reservation and rate.

I also wanted to take some time to thank all the companies that have already signed up for numerous projects, services and equipment for RFMA Gives 2017. Representatives have already begun visiting the site to scope out the needs of the Daily Bread. There are still several projects remaining that we need help on. A few of them are as follows:

- Folding style tables & chairs for the dining room

- FOH flooring

- Remodel existing Men's restroom

- Remodel existing Women's restroom

- Remodel/build offices creating quiet areas for professional services

- Need new interior walk in freezer

- Supply/install new garage style door for easier food deliveries

- Replace wall sconces with LED wall packs

- Installation of five (5) replacement exterior doors

- Replace aluminum fencing with gates in front of building

- Rubber paver installation at new patio area

- Patio furniture

- Supply sail type fabric awning for new patio area

More projects may become available. We will be holding our initial conference call providing updates on committed services, items remaining, and volunteer day activities next Tuesday, June 28th beginning at 9:00 AM, CST. If you would like to attend, please contact me at: or call me at (972) 805-0905, x-3.

Thank you and Stay Tuned !!

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