Summit Contracting Group recently connected with The James Russell Fund through an employee who had attended Highschool with the organization’s founder, James Russell. James, a 23-year-old living with Cerebral Palsy, incorporated The James Russell Fund in June of 2018 with the mission of giving back to the local community that has already given him such strong support throughout his life.
Building on their shared goals for community impact, The James Russell Fund and Summit Contracting Group organized a silent auction last month at Bono’s BBQ in Neptune Beach. The auction showcased various donated items, the proceeds from which were then presented to Builders Care to be allocated towards the construction of a wheelchair accessible ramp.
Builders Carehas helped hundreds of people in Northeast Florida in need of critical home repairs. For many low-income residents, owning a home is a burden, when there are no funds to repair or maintain their property. The ultimate goal of Builders Care is to provide quality home reconstruction to those who are unable to afford it otherwise.
The family chosen to receive a new ramp was selected from the non-profit’s database of local families in need. All labor for the project will be donated by volunteers across all three organizations, and all materials were purchased using funds raised through the silent auction held last month.
Summit is proud to have a team that stays involved in our community. Congratulations to Richard Barnes and his son on their impressive finish in the TOP 5 out of 80 BOATS! And for a great cause, too - this tournament helped raise money for the Rodeheaver Boys Ranch in Palatka, FL.
Rodeheaver Boys Ranch provides a wholesome home environment with social, educational, Spiritual and vocational training for up to 50 at-risk young men who, because of parental death, desertion, divorce and/or disability, have no home of their own. The Boys Ranch fulfills a lifelong dream of ranch founder Homer Rodeheaver. In 1950 Mr. Rodeheaver donated 790 acres of land, and established Rodeheaver Boys Ranch. The Ranch is located 12 miles south of Palatka, Florida along the shores of the scenic St Johns River. The Ranch Motto, “It Is Better To Build Boys Than to Mend Men,” is just as relevant in our society today as it was in 1950.
Learn More: http://rbr.org/
An Uplifting Volunteer Day for #TeamSummit
MARCH 29, 2019:
Summit volunteered at Rethreaded, a non-profit with a mission to renew hope, reignite dreams and release potential for survivors of human trafficking through business. We had a blast sorting t-shirts and enjoying some afternoon sun, all while supporting a good cause (and we couldn't have picked a nicer day to be outside). We spent some time getting to know Rethreaded, toured the warehouse, and then we sorted several bags (pounds!) of shirts that will become products made by and sold by Rethreaded.
“It was great being around an atmosphere created for empowering women, and I had fun spending quality time with my Summit family and the Rethreaded staff!” – Kerrigan
“What I appreciated most was learning about Rethreaded and how they are going out into our Jacksonville community and changing the lives of many people that have been subject to human trafficking. Being a part of something this special really puts things into perspective and makes you realize how much our involvement really means to the organization.” – Jonah