We continued to live our core values and fulfill our mission as we wrapped up our first season of TRF Camp Build with weeklong camps in Gallatin, Tempe, and Austin. What a transformative experience for our campers where they gained not just experience working with tools and building, but confidence and competence. Bravo to the entire TRF Camp Build committee and volunteers for a job well done! Our sponsor partners supported not just financially and with in-kind donations but also by providing volunteers to share their knowledge and skills with this next generation of potential builders. If you are interested in reliving camp, check out our YouTube channel. Thank you to our volunteers who continue to positively impact the community through service days. Our Rosendin and MPS teams volunteered with troubled teens, wrote letters to the military, fed the hungry, fed families with children facing critical health issues, cleaned up veteran retreat centers, collected books, and gave their own lifesaving blood.
In addition to serving our community, TRF’s Grant Making Committee is hard at work reviewing the 262 annual grant applications that were received. We saw a 74% increase in applications over last year with a requested value of over $7.8M. The Committee is allocating $620,000 to the selected local nonprofits that positively impact our communities, build and empower people, and inspire innovation. In the Q4 newsletter, we will share information on the 2023 Annual Grant recipients.
In Q3, TRF’s Board approved the distribution of five emergency grants to the following nonprofits:
- Children’s Advocacy Center for North Texas (new school outreach about child abuse)
- RAIN, Inc. (repair carport hangout space and ensure a pathway to laundry services is safe)
- Maui Food Bank (wildfire relief efforts)
- Hawaii Community Foundation Maui Strong Fund (wildfire relief efforts)
- Arc of Maui County (relocation of disabled clients from Lahaina to Wailuku due to wildfire)
A shoutout to TRF’s Fundraising Committee and Golf Tournament subcommittee who exceeded our goal for the 2023 TRF Golf Tournament. This year, TRF raised $295,580, which is $34,734 more than we did in 2022! A special thank you to the Rosendin Holdings Board Members for individually donating and supporting our fundraising efforts. We would also like to thank our generous sponsors for donating items for the tee bags: Milwaukee Tool, Herc Rentals, Chubb, Cigna, Stanley Black and Decker, Commerce Bank, and Hornito’s. Also, thank you to our auction and raffle donors. Without your support, we would not have been able to raise over $20,000.
Finally, in August, the TRF Board voted to approve the 2024-2027 Focus Area of Health: Emotional, Nutritional, and Occupational. Thank you to everyone who participated in our survey and roadshows and provided feedback. The consensus was to remain in our current focus area for an additional three years.
The community of service we have developed and continue to grow leaves me in awe. Thank you for joining us in building a community of service.