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Projects Are Getting Completed!

Posted By Jeff Dover, CRFP, RFMA, Friday, January 18, 2019
Updated: Thursday, January 17, 2019

Hello RFMA Members,

Projects are getting completed at Mobile Loaves & Fishes. The Community Table Pavilion had a pizza oven (Texas Oven Co.) installed along with new clear plastic roll-down awnings (Austin American Awning) which has made this area useful during the winter months. New A/C units for the restrooms in the Unity Hall were supplied and installed by CNSA (Consolidated Services of North America, LLC). The storage shed is now complete due to the efforts of Chipotle and K&N Management. Check out the photos of each included in this post. Additionally all the electrical work has been finished in the kitchen for all the new donated equipment and the tiny home is scheduled to be done soon which will formally end another wonderful RFMA Gives project.

For those of you attending our national conference next month in Austin, make sure you attend the Opening Session on Monday to see the RFMA Gives Presentation where RFMA gives thanks to all the contributors to this wonderful project. Also, there will be a featured story in the April/May Facilitator magazine on this year's event.

Lastly, I want to send a special thanks to the project managers, Jay Andruk, CRFP and Carl LeBoeuf, CRFP and to their company, K&N Management who supervised, worked at, and coordinated all the activities of this year's projects. The success was entirely due to their efforts and passion for giving back. Of course we all know who the real hero's are and we thank everyone at Mobile Loaves & Fishes for their assistance to the homeless in Austin. It's a amazing way to give dignity to those in need.

Again, thank you to all the donors. I am truly grateful....

Dover and out.

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What a Wonderful Volunteer Day!!

Posted By Jeff Dover, CRFP, RFMA, Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Updated: Monday, September 10, 2018

Hello RFMA Members,

Hard working RFMA members had a wonderful Volunteer Day at Mobile Loaves & Fishes this past Saturday in Austin, TX. There were over 150 members on site diligently working on building a tiny home, storage shed, landscaping, and many other projects that will help Mobile Loaves expand and serve their neighbors. I’m humbled by our members generous donations and willingness to give back. It was truly a blessed project.

Thanks to all who participated and to the following who helped make this day a success:

  • Roof materials and installation for the storage shed and tiny home, Kanga Roofing
  •  A/C split systems, Friedrich Air Conditioning Company, Johnstone Supply, & TD Industries
  • Paint Sundries for Volunteer Day, 5-Star Painting
  • Breakfast on Volunteer Day, Torchy’s Tacos & Starbucks
  • Lunch on Volunteer Day, K&N Management & Pluckers Wing Bar
  • Shirts, gloves, goggles, and a first aid kit, Cintas
  • Trash bags for Volunteer Day, Pack-A-Drum
  • Open top trash containers, Waste Management & River Road Waste
  • Professional framers for tiny home, John King Construction
  • Construction of storage shed, Craig Buck and Steve Shippy from Chipotle
  • Paint & stain supplied by Benjamin Moore
  • Water for volunteers, Culligan
  • Volunteer Day Appreciation Party sponsor, Kinetico
  • Landscaping materials and expertise, DENTCO , Gone Green, & PS Landscapes
  • Volunteer Day logistics, K&N Management

Thanks again for all your support and passion for this wonderful charity project. I apologize in advance if I missed thanking anyone for their donation.

Dover and out

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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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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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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 !!

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RFMA Gives Photos

Posted By Allison Bishop, DWM Comprehensive Facility Solutions, Monday, August 17, 2015

Thank you to everyone for your support of this year's RFMA Gives project!

Our team has been on site capturing the site and progress of The Journey Home transformation!

Like last year, we would like to share the photos of the project with all RFMA Gives volunteers.

Photos will continue to be added to the RFMA Gives album that can be found at www.dwminc.com/rfma-gives. Please feel free to use these photos however you wish!

Looking forward to seeing you all at the Volunteer Weekend!!

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What can I say but thanks!

Posted By Jim Roeger, Olive Garden, Thursday, July 9, 2015

Being a long time member of RFMA, I was well aware of RFMA GIVES and the generosity of our members.

As a Co-Chair to the Nashville RFMA GIVES project, I am just beginning to realize the extent of that generosity. 

I am blown away by the number of people of have called/text Jeff Dover, Gordon Bruner, and myself to volunteer to help on this year's project.  Some of the projects are just starting to take shape, I wish I  could put in words the looks of excitement on the faces of the employees, volunteers, and diners at the Journey Home!  Thank you so much to all that have stepped up to assist!

Here is a quick breakdown of what has occurred so far:

We have a commitment for the following:

    * Walk end freezer (something they currently don't have!), supplied by Mobile Fixture

    * Roof replacement, supplied by Versico

    * Asphalt repair and re-striping, courtesy of Ben's Asphalt

    * Stainless steel counters for the kitchen.  (Includes installation), by Florida Stainless

    * Kitchen Remodel work, supplied by Ameritech

    * Dining room expansion/remodel, courtesy of VMC Facilities

    * New ceiling in dining room, supplied by Horizon Construction

    * Remodel restrooms, supplied by Sapphire Construction

    * Hood cleaning and grease trap pumping, courtesy of AFM Inc.

     * Air conditioning units, supplied by Rheem

     * Periodic a/c filter changes, supplied by National Filter Service

     *Coffee makers, supplied by Integra Service Group and Chain Store Maintenance

    * Small wares for the kitchen, supplied by Clark Service Group

    * LED lighting, courtesy of Restaurant Lighting Concepts

    * New chairs for the dining room (already delivered), supplied by Olive Garden (Darden)

    * Paint for the September 12th work day, supplied by Benjamin Moore

    * A new dish machine, courtesy of Darden

    * New t-stats and energy management system, supplied by Entouch Controls

    * Food safety training, courtesy of Food Safety Training

    * Video production of entire RFMA Gives project, supplied by DWM Inc.

    * Replace interior staircase, supplied by Chipotle

    * Water Filtration, supplied by 3M

    * New kitchen equipment, supplied by Panera Bread

    * BOH remodel/WIF electrical work, supplied by Stones River Electric

There were quite a few additional commitments that we are following up on.  I am sure there will be some that I will fail to mention.  Please accept my apologies if I fail to mention them!
If you haven't committed to a particular task, there is still time to sign up!  Just let Jeff, Gordon, or myself know!

There are several items we are looking for.  They include:

    - Replacement of an inoperable security system, including cameras, burglar and fire alarms.

    - Rectangular and square tables.

    - Floor tile and installation for the restrooms.

    - Can anyone supply and install some metal exterior stairs?   We could really use this one ASAP!

Also, if you haven't already done so, don't forget to register for the Volunteer Day scheduled on Saturday, Sept. 12th. To register, click here or visit our Event Calendar.


For all you history buffs - Did you know?

Just two miles from the Journey Home is the Stones River National Battlefield.  It is the site of the 3rd bloodiest battle in the Civil War.  It has great walking trails, and a historic museum on site.  Plan to spend some time at the battlefield either before or after the September 12th work day!  Murfreesboro (and the Journey Home) is only about a half hour drive from the downtown Nashville area.

 Thanks again for all that you have and will do on this project.

Jim Roeger

Co-Chair

RFMA GIVES - Nashville

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Volunteer Day Set

Posted By Jeff Dover, CRFP, RFMA, Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Hello RFMA members,

The RFMA Gives 2016 Volunteer Day is now set for Saturday, Sept. 12th. We are working on the projects for this day but painting will definitely be a major need. The entire facility inside and out needs to be painted. Please try to attend. To register, click here

Thanks to all the companies that have already signed up for numerous projects. Representatives have begun visiting the site to scope out the needs of The Journey Home. There are still several projects where we need help. A few of them are as follows:

- Need for an electric tilt skillet

- Need for two(2) coffee makers

- Supply new drink station equipment

- Square or rectangle tables needed in the dining room (15-20 required)

- Fire suppression inspection/repair

- Hood cleaning

- Replace inoperable security system to include cameras, burglar and fire alarms

- New office partitions

- Assistance with total remodel of restrooms

- Replace internal staircase and new door

- Supply/install new exterior metal stairs

Of course, more projects will become available. We will be holding our initial conference call providing updates on committed services, items required, and potential target dates next Thursday, June 11th beginning at 1:00 PM, CST. If you would like to attend, please contact me at: jeff@rfmaonline.com or call me at (972) 805-0905, x-3.

Stay tuned!!

Thanks

 

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Welcome to RFMA Gives 2015

Posted By Jeff Dover, CRFP, RFMA, Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Hello all and welcome to the new RFMA Gives Blog site! This will be used to provide our membership with periodic updates which will include project status, important dates, material needs, and photos/videos taken on site. The location chosen this year is East County Transitional Living Center (ECTLC) in El Cajon, CA, which is a suburb of San Diego. This facility is a faith based non-profit organization that provides transitional & emergency housing, biblical training, and job skills development to individuals and families enabling them to become productive members of the community. ECTLC services are available to all men, women and their minor children regardless of their culture, ethnicity, and/or faith. Their buildings were once a motel and restaurant which have been converted into living and dining facilities along with a sanctuary. They serve an average of 25,000 meals per month. Potential projects have been identified and we are looking for any type of donation including equipment, time, and/or financial. Feel free to contact Tim Corcoran or myself to volunteer, donate, or ask any questions. Our contact information is as follows:

- Tim Corcoran, Sr. Manager, Corporate Projects for Jack-in-the-Box is the Project Manager on site. Tim’s email is: Timothy.Corcoran@jackinthebox.com. His office number is (858) 571-2369.

- Jeff Dover, Facilities Resource Manager, RFMA. Email: jeff@rfmaonline.com. Office number is (972) 805-0905, x-3.

An initial conference call to discuss the projects is set up for Thursday, July 10th beginning at 1:00 PM, CST. If you would like to participate, please contact me.

Tim and I are looking forward to working with our membership on this great project. Come join us. It's never too late to volunteer.

Thanks!!

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