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The American Red Cross of NH & VT thanks TFMoran for generously supporting Hurricane Harvey and Irma relief efforts

Red Cross visit to TFMoran for Harvey & Irma Hurricane Relief Donation

Dylan Cruess, COO, TFMoran and Maria Devlin, CEO, American Red Cross-NH & VT

In early November 2017, Maria Devlin, CEO, American Red Cross-NH & VT, visited both the Bedford and Portsmouth offices of TFMoran to thank the company and staff for generously supporting the Hurricane Harvey and Irma relief efforts. Both offices were presented with a wall plaque, as Ms. Devlin explained how the relief efforts were progressing. This wasn’t her first time visiting TFMoran, back in 2013 she presented TFMoran with a plaque for a financial contribution to the American Red Cross’ Typhoon Haiyan Relief Fund.

“The employees of TFMoran have shown time and time again that they are willing to pitch in to help out the people in need whether they are in the next town, or half way around the world.”  said Dylan Cruess, COO of TFMoran. “That’s the kind of people we are proud to employ here, compassionate and generous.”

TFMoran, Inc. and TFMoran staff have contributed to the Hurricanes Harvey and Irma relief efforts by donating to the American Red Cross. Together the staff donated $2,885, which combined with TFMoran’s $2,500 gives us a total donation of $5,385.00!

Hurricane Harvey was a Category 3 hurricane that devastated eastern Texas and western Louisiana. Harvey hit the gulf coast of the U.S on Friday, August 25, 2017, bringing 130 mph winds and over 52 inches of rain! Experts estimate up to $180 billion in damage. Residents of the affected areas have lost all their belongings, leaving them homeless, hungry and lost on where to go next. The Red Cross has sent volunteers, donated money and food, and set up shelters. Almost immediately after the storm hit, volunteers headed into Houston to help, getting people safely into shelters and supplying them with food and blankets.

Less than two weeks later, Hurricane Irma started out as a Category 5 hurricane hitting parts of the U.S. and British Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and Haiti on September 5, 2017, leaving heavy flooding and damage. Next, the Florida Keys suffered severe damage on September 8th and 9th as Irma became a Category 4. Making its way to the mainland, Miami and southern Florida, the hurricane was downgraded to a Category 3, with winds of over 110 mph, heavy rains, and fierce winds for the entire state. An estimated 15 million people in Florida were without power with an estimated $100 billion damage. Florida’s Governor ordered  approximately 6.3 million people to evacuate before the hurricane hit.

To learn more about the Hurricane Relief Efforts go to the American Red Cross website: http://www.redcross.org

 

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TFM Sponsors Friends of Aine Kids Try-Athlon in Bedford

TFMoran’s Chief Operating Officer, Dylan Cruess, and Marketing Assistant, Kelsie Gagner, attended the 5th Annual Friends of Aine Kids Try-Athlon on Sunday morning, August 23, 2017. The Try-Athlon is hosted in memory of Aine, and seeks to “…raise funds to support bereavement programs for children…”. The Try-Athlon took place at Bedford High School where TFMoran and other local event sponsors were able to set up booths to interact with the athletes and their families. Founders of Friends of Aine state “We think of this event as a tribute to Aine, as a fundraiser AND as an opportunity to get kids moving. We like to believe that the race is helping kids help themselves, while at the same time helping other kids. It’s a win-win!!”

Several children of TFMoran staff participated in the Try-Athlon.  The Try-Athlon athletes were Jocelyn, daughter of Jen Porter, and Myles, son of Tom Lamb.

For more information about the Friends of Aine Foundation, visit: http://www.friendsofaine.com/about/aines-story/

 

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East vs West – TFM partners with CHaD for Annual NH High School All-Star Football Game

TFMoran welcomed the opportunity to partner with CHaD, Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock in New Hampshire. The Children’s Hospital hosts an annual football game between East New Hampshire and West New Hampshire that raises money for medical research. This year the game will be held on Friday, June 30th at Saint Anselm College at 7 pm. CHaD has 15 locations throughout New England including Manchester, Bedford, and Nashua.  They are the only comprehensive full-service children’s hospital in Northern New England. CHaD fills a necessary need by performing many important medical tasks such as, caring for premature babies, responding to traumatic injuries, supporting children and teens in managing complex chronic disease or helping families cope with the challenges of childhood illness. There is also an annual CHaD All-Star Golf Tournament on June 13 held at the Stonebridge Country Club in Goffstown, NH. A portion of the money raised from both events will go to Kristen’s Gift Endowment fund for children fighting cancer at CHaD. TFMoran was only one of many companies who donated to this very important cause.  CHaD cares for all current and future patients regardless of their ability to pay. Their mission is to treat and get kids back to their healthy selves as quick as they can!

Best of Luck to both teams!

For more information please visit CHaD Kids or CHaD All-Star Football

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NH Home Builders Association Golf Tournament

TFMoran’s very own Dan Blais and the rest of his team came in First Place at the 19th Annual Charity Golf Tournament for the NH Home Builders Association on May 23. The event was held at the Passaconaway Country Club in Litchfield, New Hampshire. The team members included Dan Blais from TFM, Doug Blais from Southern New Hampshire University, Kevin Sullivan from Quality Insulation and Mike DiBlasi from Ten20 Strategic Communications.

The golf tournament takes place every year in order to raise money for Marguerite’s Place, a local, non-profit organization that helps homeless women and children in crisis. Established in 1990, Marguerite’s Place gives local women physical, educational, and social support, allowing women to positively move forward with their lives, creating a better future. This transitional housing organization helps set women up with homes, jobs, childcare services other important necessities they may not have access to. Their philosophy is “We have always believed that true charity does not consist in doing for others, but in helping others do for themselves.” Marguerite’s Place has changed the lives of thousands of women and children and we thank them for all that they do!

Another thank you to all of the players and sponsors of the tournament such as; Eaton & Berube Insurance Agency, LaMontagne Builders, Northwestern Mutual and Tournament Chairman Chick Beaulieu.

For more information on Marguerite’s Place please go to: http://www.margueritesplace.org/home/

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Thanks Stonyfield!

A Big THANK YOU goes out to the good folks at Stonyfield Farm in Londonderry, NH for rolling their specialty yogurt cart into the lobby of TFM’s Bedford office. Many of TFM’s staff took a short break from their projects on Wednesday afternoon to enjoy some delicious Stonyfield yogurts. The tasty treats included strawberry, blueberry and cherry organic greek yogurt and 100% grassfed yogurt.

The reason for the visit? Stonyfield is on the Advisory Committee for the NH Food Bank, and volunteers their time and products to help fight hunger in New Hampshire. Because TFMoran also helps to fight hunger by participating in the NH Food Bank’s 2016 Canstruction Competition, Stonyfield was delivering TFM’s trophy. The judges declared TFM’s 3-dimensional canstructure (a TFM engineer sitting under an apple tree) the winner of the “Best Use of Labels” category. The structure consisted of nearly 500 cans of different sizes, 18 boxes and miscellaneous jars and bars. TFM’s COO, Dylan Cruess headed up the TFM Canstruction Team, and gratefully accepted the etched glass award on the Team’s behalf. This was the second consecutive year TFM participated in the Competition and we are looking forward to 2017.

Once again, thank you Stonyfield for the yummy afternoon treat and yogurt coupons, too!

NH Food Bank 2016 Canstruction Competition

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TFMoran participates in “Canstruction” competition to benefit NH Food Bank

September is “Hunger Action Month” when Food Banks nationwide urge businesses to take action in their communities. Thus, for the second consecutive year, TFMoran was up for the challenge to enter the “Canstruction Competition”. TFM’s COO Dylan Cruess led the way in assembling a Canstruction Team (Dylan Cruess, Mark Chamberlain, Maryanne Murray, Jennifer Porter, Asim Azam, and Adam Jimenez) to start the brainstorming process in mid-August. The team agreed on a 3 dimensional apple tree, which was first configured on digital graph paper, then in AutoCAD Civil 3D. Then it was time for the shopping to begin – looking for the best colored labels, can sizes and quantities. Nearly 500 cans of different sizes, 18 boxes and miscellaneous jars and bars filled one of the TFMoran company jeeps. Food items included baked beans, tomatoes, tomato sauce, green beans, mixed-vegetables, brown sugar, pink beans, macaroni & cheese, spaghetti, lasagna, whole grain penne rigate, tea bags, spices, and chocolate bars.

Lunch hours were spent in TFM’s reception area, devoted to carefully building the structure from the bottom up until the last “leaf” (can of green beans) was placed. And, just to add a little excitement to the apple tree, why not canstruct a man sitting underneath it? So, a man made of cans, boxes, pink beans, spices and chocolate was canstructed topped off with a TFM hard hat. The final photos were taken and sent in to Lisa at the NH Food Bank, and the judges viewed can creation on September 27th. They expressed their deep appreciation for TFM’s contribution, and told us a little more about the hunger crisis in New Hampshire, and what NH Food Bank does to help.

This is a great opportunity to give back to the community, while having fun with co-workers, TFM is glad to be a part of this worthwhile competition. We are excited to see what other companies have designed for this great cause!

For more information click this link to view the canstruction-flyer-2016

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TFMoran Makes Donation to NeighborWorks Southern New Hampshire

TFMoran, Inc. is proud to announce that it has provided NeighborWorks® Southern New Hampshire a $5,000 charitable donation in support of affordable housing services. Dylan Cruess, Chief Operating Officer, and Robert Duval, President, presented the $5,000 check to Robert Tourigny, Executive Director of NeighborWorks® Southern New Hampshire, at TFMoran’s office in Bedford.

TFMoran’s contribution will support the non-profit organization’s efforts to address housing and community development needs in its communities of focus. “TFMoran has been a generous supporter and partner,” stated Robert Tourigny.  “They continue to ensure that we have the needed resources to make affordable housing available where needed in our state,” continued Tourigny.

TFMoran, Inc. is a recognized Land Planning firm specializing in Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering, Traffic Engineering, Transportation Engineering, Land Surveying, Landscape Architecture, Environmental Permitting, Stormwater Monitoring, and Construction Support Services.

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TFMoran Attends the 37th Annual Bobby Stephen St. Patrick’s Day Bash

TFMoran recently sponsored and attended the 37th annual Bobby Stephen St. Patrick’s Day Bash.  The event, which is always held on St. Patrick’s day, March 17th, supports the The Bobby Stephen’s Fund for Education & Easter Seals NH Youth Transitional Services.  TFMoran employees Robert and Anne Cruess, Dan Blais, Jim O’Neil, and Dylan Cruess attended the event along with Lee Berard of Berard Martel Architects and Karl and Louise Norwood of the Norwood Group.

TFMoran has been supporting Bobby Stephen’s St. Patrick’s day event for the past 20 years at least!  TFMoran is proud to support charities that help make the local community a better place.

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TFMoran Plays in SNHU DeBlasi Cup Scholarship Golf Tournament

On Friday, October 17th, Dan Blais and Dylan Cruess from TFMoran participated in the annual Southern New Hampshire University DeBlasi Cup Golf Tournament.  The tournament is part of SNHU’s annual homecoming weekend for parents and alumni.  The Tournament was held at Passaconaway Country Club in Litchfield, NH.  Dan and Dylan were joined by Ed Daniels, SNHU’s Off Campus Services Librarian, to form a formidable threesome that finished tied for fifth!  TFMoran further supported the Tournament’s scholarship fundraising efforts by being a hole sponsor.  Coincidentally, the team birdied the hole the company sponsored!  This year marked the third consecutive year that TFMoran has participated in the DeBlasi Cup Tournament.