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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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Foundation Work is Complete!

Posted By Jeff Dover, CRFP, RFMA, Friday, July 20, 2018
Updated: Thursday, July 19, 2018

Hello RFMA members,

The weather is heating up in Texas and so is the work at Mobile Loaves & Fishes(MLF). As you can see from the photos, the new foundations for a tiny home and a new pizza oven were poured this week along with a concrete road repair. Special thanks to all from Elite Paving. They finished this up in just a couple days in over 100 degree heat. We are planning on building the small home along with a storage facility during the upcoming Volunteer Day on Saturday, Sept. 8th. Don't forget to register on our website and book your room at the downtown Sheraton Hotel. Besides the buildings construction during the Volunteer Day, we will be completing all sorts of landscaping, gardening, and general organizing in their offices.

We are still needing several items to help out MLF.

Following is an updated project/equipment listing showing what is still needed. We are really hoping to get contractor help with materials and possibly professional labor for some projects:

 

Commercial Kitchen

The equipment upgrades to the commercial kitchen will expand the offerings of the facility. The equipment will allow MLF to increase the number of people they 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

Meat Slicer

120V 1Hp

Stainless Steel Pots And Pans

E.G. All-Clad, Demeyere

Hotel Coffee Maker

~20Gal/Hr

Chrome Griddle

36", With Thermostat, propane or electric

Thermometers

Bluetooth With Haccp Logging Capabilities

Haccp

Help With Writing/ Creating Plans

Pressure Washer

Electric, Wall Mounted, Warm Water With Detergent

Hand Sanitizer

Like In Rudys

Crates

Produce Style

Cambros

Assorted Sizes With Lids

Hotel Pans

Assorted Sizes With Lids

Juicer

120V

ServSafe Training

Food Safety Training For Kitchen Employees

Food Trailer

A new food trailer, or existing trailer remodel, 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

Chef Base Fridge

72" On Castors

Milkshake Mixer

3 Spindle With Timer

Water Softener

Mini -system?

Fridge

Undercounter

Three Compartment Sink

Hand Sanitizer

Outdoor For Customers, Like In Rudys

Storage Building

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

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

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

Water Fountain

With Water Bottle Filler

Hand Dryers

High Power, Dyson

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

Security

New CCTV System

Signage

New exterior LED/Neon type on building

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

Strip Heaters

Bus Stop

Tiny House

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

Striping

Parking Lot Striping

Street Lights

Solar Powered/LED

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.

Landscaping

Sod, Decomposed Granite, Astro Turf

Streetlights

Solar

Equipment

Air Curtain for exterior door in the kitchen

Materials & Labor

Construction materials and professional labor for small home & storage facility

 

If you are interested in donating any of the above items or have other donations to offer or have any questions, please contact Jeff Dover, CRFP, at jeff@rfmaonline.com or at (972) 805-0905, x-3.

Big thanks to the following companies for their donations:

 

  • Water Softener systems, Kinetico/Selecto Commercial Water Systems and Culligan International
  • Fry Oil Filter Machine, K&N Management
  • 20 Quart Stand Mixer, Hobart Service
  • New Pizza Oven, Texas Oven Company
  • Smallwares, Edward Don & Company
  • Coffee/Tea Makers and Supplies, Farmers Brothers Coffee
  • Cooler Temp Monitoring Equipment, Tri-Point Refrigeration
  • New Foundations for the Mini-Home, Pizza Oven, & Road Repairs, Elite Paving
  • New A/C Mini-Split Systems for Restrooms, CSN
  • New Mini-Split A/C’s for the Small Homes, Ecotech Refrigeration and HVAC, Inc.
  • HVAC Periodic Filter Replacement, Bonded Filter
  • Dumpsters for Construction Projects, Waste Management, River Road Waste, and Westrock
  • Equipment Start-Ups & Repairs, Smart Care Equipment Solutions and Cintas Managed Solutions
  • Roofing Materials for new Buildings, Royalty, Versico, and Kanga Roofing Companies
  • EMS for Unity (Office) Building, Entouch Controls
  • Landscaping Materials for Community Table Pavilion, DENTCO & PS Landscapes
  • Plumbing Projects and Supplies for New Buildings, Steven Cox Plumbing
  • Electrical Work, DTX Electric
  • New Gutters and Rain Collection Supplies, Gutter-Tex of Austin
  • Upgrade Light Fixtures to LED, Demand Lighting
  • Floor Tile for New Buildings, Grout Guyz
  • Paint and Painting Supplies for New Buildings, Benjamin Moore & 5-Star Painting
  • Juicer Machine for Main Kitchen, Actions Sales
  • Financial Donation, CLM Midwest
  • Shirts for Volunteer Day, Cintas

Looking forward to seeing you all at the Volunteer Day in September. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to contact me.

Dover and out.


 

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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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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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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 jeff@rfmaonline.com or one of our Project Managers at: ron.wilhite@rfsrenovates (Ron Wilhite), mgomolla@redrobin.com (Mark Gomolla) or kotto@redrobin.com (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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