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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: 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



-           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


-           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.


-           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: 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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Work Is Under Way!!

Posted By Jeff Dover, CRFP, RFMA, Friday, February 17, 2017

Hello RFMA members,

Well, it's been a bit frustrating getting projects going at The Daily Bread but it's finally happening. The new roof is completed and looks great thanks to Royalty Roofing & Duro-Last. The parking lot repairs have been completed and now it's safe to drive inside the Daily Bread, thanks to Mad Jack's Asphalt and Concrete. And the a/c installations have begun thanks to Trane, Johnson Controls, York, and Performance Air. The interior work should be starting soon as we are in the final approval process with the City of Orlando Building Dept. for the permit. Projects should be well underway during our conference. We are still needing the enlistment of major electrical and plumbing support. Feel free to reach out to me to discuss. Stay tuned for future progress as the fun has started!!

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RFMA Gives Update

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

Hello RFMA members,

Quick update on our project at the Daily Bread in Orlando. The main set of drawings have been completed and submitted to the city of Orlando for permitting. With a little support from Robert Stuart from the Daily Bread and Ron Wilhite, CRFP from Regions Facility Services, we are hoping to expedite the permitting process. Hopefully we will be able to get started in early January. Other items currently being permitted are the parking lot, roofing, and a/c installations. These projects should be well under way by the middle of January.

We have been fortunate to have several pieces of cooking equipment donated but are still in need of a couple electric tilt skillets. We also are needing a Florida registered electrician and plumber to complete several items in the facility. If interested, feel free to contact either myself at or one of our Project Managers at: ron.wilhite@rfsrenovates (Ron Wilhite), (Mark Gomolla) or (Kelly Otto).

Have a wonderful and safe Holiday Season!!

Stay tuned for more updates as the fun is just beginning.

Thanks for all who have donated!!

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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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