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TFM News in High-Profile’s February Issue!

The most recent issue of High Profile features TFMoran news including the announcements of new hires, awards, promotions and projects, as well as our recent donation to the NH Children’s Scholarship Fund.

The recent announcement of the addition of Julia Chartier and Guiseppe Granara was featured on High Profile’s “People” page. The promotions of Tom Lamb, Kyle Roy and Chris Rice was also prominent on the page, with High Profile being the first in press to feature this exciting news. The “Up Front” section recognized TFMoran for our recent contribution to CSFNH, with a photo of TFM COO Dylan Cruess presenting a check to Kate Baker of CSFNH. The “Awards” section recognizes TFMoran’s most recent award, earning a Gold-rating from The Registry Review‘s “Best of 2020” readers’ survey.

The February Issue has a focus on Restoration and Renovation and Cannabis Facilities. TFM Structural Engineers were a part of the project team for the Bio-Techne Corporate Headquarters located in Devens, Massachusetts. Working alongside Connolly Brothers, Inc. and designed by Maugel Architects, this single story addition includes an extended shipping area, storage and manufacturing spaces inside the former military base turned mixed-use community.

Another recent TFM Restoration and Renovation project, NewCorr Packaging, is also featured. Led by Maugel Architects, TFMoran Structural Engineers helped to complete the 40,000sf expansion in Northborough, Massachusetts which includes renovations to the front entry, lobby, and restrooms, as well as the expansion of the warehouse area.

Check out the full publication here.

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TFMoran helps NH Children stay in school amid the pandemic

TFMoran has made another $5,000 contribution to the New Hampshire Children’s Scholarship Fund to help families. This financial assistance is available to New Hampshire children of low- and moderate- income families to attend K-12 schools that best fit their needs. These scholarships can apply to private schools, out-of-district schools, and homeschooling, which make these options more financially available.

As a result of the pandemic, many CSF scholarship families are facing a new economic situation. CSF families may have lost a job or are now paying for childcare while classes have gone virtual or been cancelled altogether. These families earn an income of $48,000 or less, meaning they cannot afford to pay their school’s full tuition. But because of these unexpected circumstances, their children’s education is put in jeopardy.

Thanks to Kate Baker, Executive Director of Children’s Scholarship Fund New Hampshire, who visited our office for a fun socially distant photo op with TFMoran’s COO, Dylan Cruess!

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TFMoran’s Seacoast Division donates to Hope for the Holidays

Donations made to “Hope for the Holidays” by TFMoran’s seacoast division employees have been matched by TFMoran, doubling their donation. Hope for the Holidays, an initiative put on by The Chamber Collaborative of Greater Portsmouth, helps nonprofits in the area by turning to the community for support. After being hit especially hard during the pandemic, local nonprofits are asked what tangible needs could be provided to them in time for the holidays.

The employees of TFMoran’s Portsmouth office stepped up this holiday season, raising money for two local organizations on the list: Greengard Center for Autism, and Seacoast Mental Health Center. The Greengard Center for Autism plans to purchase adult bean bag chairs to accommodate the sensory needs of adults with autism. The donation made to Seacoast Mental Health Center will go towards covering the cost of mental health services for an uninsured individual.

 

Greengard ResidenceRendering courtesy of DMA:  Greengard Residence

TFMoran recently provided engineering and survey services for the expansion of both Centers. The Greengard Center for Autism in Portsmouth opened a new Greengard Residence home for 5 adults with autism. This safe secure home provides a unique lifelong living and learning opportunity with a full day program including education, meaningful work, and access to recreation. The expansion of Seacoast Mental Health Center in Exeter included a 6,000sf building addition, associated parking and site improvements.

A Big THANK YOU to TFMoran’s principals for graciously matching the donations made by the seacoast division employees for these two great organizations!

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TFMoran gives $3,000 to help with NH hunger during the Holidays

This year has been a challenging one for many businesses, families, and individuals due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. With statewide social distancing guidelines in place, TFMoran’s annual company holiday lunch for more than sixty employees was unable to take place. Instead, TFMoran’s principals donated what would have been the cost of the holiday lunch to local food banks. It is estimated that this contribution will provide approximately 6,000 meals in total, to New Hampshire people in need.

On December 8th, Abby Sprackland from The New Hampshire Food Bank visited TFMoran’s Bedford office receiving a check from Dylan Cruess, TFMoran’s COO and Principal for $2,000. The New Hampshire Food Bank, a program of Catholic Charities New Hampshire, has been working to relieve hunger in the Granite State since 1984. The New Hampshire Food Bank procures and distributes food through more than 400 non-profit registered agencies including food pantries, low-income housing sites, family crisis centers, soup kitchens, senior nutrition centers and emergency shelters. Since the spread of COVID-19 there are approximately 1 in 7 men, women and children in New Hampshire who are food insecure, a projected 55,500 additional people and in total more than 181,090 across the state, a 69% increase.

“We are grateful to TFMoran for their generous donation which will help to provide approximately 4,000 meals this holiday season,” said Eileen Liponis, Executive Director, New Hampshire Food Bank, “The pandemic has brought on many unprecedented challenges for our neighbors this past year. No one should have to worry about where their next meal is coming from, especially around the holidays.”

On December 9th, TFMoran’s Portsmouth office staff and its Division Manager and Principal, Corey Colwell, presented a $1,000 check to the seacoast food pantry Gather.  On behalf of Gather,  Seneca Adam Bernard, Associate Executive Director, and Arthur Cousins, Pantry/Warehouse Manager, accepted the donation.

Gather is based in Portsmouth, NH and serves all ages in the Greater NH Seacoast region including Rockingham and Strafford Counties. Gather’s mission is to make the Greater Seacoast a hunger-free community by distribute nourishing food to people who do not have enough to eat; take a leadership role in building an equitable and sustainable regional food system; and galvanize public support for ending hunger. Gather is also the Seacoast’s only preventative health-focused food pantry, meeting the hunger needs of this community through the provision of fresh healthy food.

For more information, please visit www.nhfoodbank.org and www.gathernh.org

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Congrats to NeighborWorks® Southern New Hampshire for a successful Manchester West Side RENEW project!

As a proud supporter, TFMoran’s Dylan Cruess, COO was invited by Executive Director Robert Tourigny of NeighborWorks® Southern New Hampshire to the unveiling of their completed West Side RENEW project at 459 Granite Street in Manchester. Typically, a ribbon-cutting ceremony would have marked the completion of this special project, but due to the current pandemic situation, instead of a group gathering, the property was shown social-distanced to the fundraisers who helped make this redeveloped housing project possible. Last fall TFMoran donated $5,000 in support of this important housing initiative to redevelop and preserve properties on Manchester’s West Side. The building was previously an uninhabitable and was purchased at a tax auction from the City of Manchester in 2018. Through a variety of funding sources and with the help of the business community, 459 Granite Street, with its cheery yellow doors, is now home to four working families. The one and two-bedroom affordable-apartment rentals include heat and hot water for between $1,000 and $1,050 per month.

To read more about the project in “Neighborhood Minute”, click this pdf link NWSNH_Fall 2020

Congratulations to NeighborWorks® Southern New Hampshire for receiving the “2020 Housing for Everyone” award by the TD Charitable Foundation in support of the West Side RENEW initiative!

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TFMoran Sponsors The Palace Theatre “Forever Emma” Golf Classic

TFMoran was a proud sponsor of the Palace Theatre “Forever Emma” Golf Classic to benefit the Forever Emma Scholarship Fund. The scholarship fund was created in memory of Bedford, NH resident Emma Bechert, a fourteen-year-old girl with a passion for theater who called the Palace Theatre her second home. Emma died in 2016 following a lengthy battle with cancer. The scholarship is used to help other children become involved in the arts.

The tournament was held on a beautiful day at the Passaconaway Country Club in Litchfield, NH. The tournament included a shotgun start with a scramble format, 19th hole reception, barbecue lunch, awards, and a raffle. TFMoran’s Dan Blais was out on the course with his teammates hoping to place in the top 3. Though, they didn’t quite make it, Dan and his friends had a great time while raising money for children’s theater.

Congratulations to the Top 3!

1st Place:  Empire Sheet Metal    Score: 57
2nd Place: EVR Advertising    Score: 61
3rd Place:  Team Sylvio    Score: 62

Thank you to the Palace Theatre for supporting children’s theatre and the arts, and putting on a great event!

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TFMoran sponsors The Jenny Fund’s 2nd Annual Golf Tournament

On August 21, 2020 TFMoran sponsored The Jenny Fund’s 2nd Annual Golf Tournament at Passaconaway Country Club in Litchfield, NH. $45,000 was raised for cancer research from this year’s most successful event, yet. The tournament helps support the Translational Brain Tumor Immunology Laboratory at Mass General Hospital (MSG) whose research has advanced treatment for patients with cancerous brain tumors. Last year, The Jenny Fund events raised $70,000 for MGH cancer research, double that of what they raised in 2018!

The Jenny Fund was created in memory of Jennifer Gureckis, a 28-year-old New Hampshire resident who lost her years long battle with recurring brain cancer in 2017. After her diagnosis, she completed her Bachelor’s in Biology at Saint Anselm College, and went on to work towards her RN- all while seeking out clinical trials for her treatment in the hopes that she could help contribute towards finding a cure.

For more information, or if you would like to donate to the Jenny Fund, please visit https://thejennyfund.org.

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TFMoran Donates to the Bishop’s Charitable Assistance Fund

On August 12th, 2020, TFMoran donated $300 to the Bishop’s Charitable Assistance Fund (BCAF), a not-for-profit organization of the Catholic Church in New Hampshire. The fund provides grants to not-for-profit organizations in New Hampshire, for projects that help residents of New Hampshire meet basic needs, such as food, shelter, heat, and other necessities. The fund is given to organizations that have missions and operations consistent with the Roman Catholic Church, regardless of religious affiliation.

In 2019, the Bishop’s Charitable Assistance Fund raised $240,000, the most raised since 2001. Grant recipients included the Boys and Girls Club, homeless shelters, day cares, soup kitchens, crisis centers, and many more organizations throughout New Hampshire serving our most vulnerable populations.

The fundraiser runs until September 10, 2020, ending with a virtual celebration of 35 years of grant making. If you would like to donate, you can do so online at www.catholicnh.org

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A Big “Thank You” from the Philippines as TFMoran donates to “Help the Hunger”

Dahriz Colwell

Dahriz Colwell

The village of Mangagoy Bislig, Philippines couldn’t be more appreciative, having received much needed food supplies as their families struggle during this Coronavirus pandamic. The bags of food given to each family were provided by donations made through a GoFundMe page called “Help the Hunger” created by Dahriz Colwell. Dahriz is the wife of TFMoran’s seacoast division manager and a principal of the company, Corey Colwell, LLS.

The Philippines village is Dahriz’s hometown and she wanted to help in anyway she could.  Dahriz got busy at her sewing machine creating masks that she donated to help keep her neighbors and others stay safe during the pandemic crisis.  In turn, people offered to pay for their masks. Though the masks were free, Dahriz offered a suggestion of donating to her cause through the GoFundMe page. And, people were glad to do so, making a difference in many lives who are less fortunate.

TFMoran made a $500 contribution as a thank you to Dahriz for supplying TFMoran’s Bedford and Portsmouth offices with masks for every employee. To date $1,155 has been raised as a result of Dahriz’s mask-making efforts. 100% of the proceeds go directly to food for her hometown village.

TFMoran was thrilled to receive photos from Dahriz of the smiling village residents gratefully receiving colorful bags filled with much needed food supplies, and for their extra effort in making a “Thank You” banner and taking photos. We appreciate Dahriz and the Colwell family for their compassionate community involvement, locally and in the Philippines.

 If you would like to make a donation to Dahriz’s cause “Help the Hunger” go to: https://gf.me/u/xx54vk

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TFMoran supports mask-making efforts to Help the Hunger cause

Dahriz Colwell

Dahriz Colwell

TFMoran’s seacoast division manager and a principal of the company, Corey Colwell, LLS, is proud to share some positive and personal news amid this COVID-19 pandemic. His wife, Dahriz Colwell, has been busy at her sewing machine creating masks that she donates to help keep people safe during the pandemic. Dahriz has now created over 40 assorted colors and patterns of masks to choose from and has made over 350 masks since she started this initiative in early March. The masks are hand-wash and air-dry only because of the interfacing filter material in the middle. Not only has Dahriz supplied her husband’s Portsmouth office staff with enough masks, but also the TFMoran corporate office in Bedford, NH.

Dahriz continues to set up a table in their neighborhood for anyone who would like a free mask. Though her masks are offered at no cost, many of their neighbors have generously donated more than $400 so far, and TFMoran has made a $500 contribution to her cause. Dahriz’s cause is very special and dear to her heart, and by making these masks she is bringing awareness of her cause to others who want to help. Dahriz’s hometown village in the Philippines desperately needs help to feed their struggling families during this pandemic. By creating a GoFundMe page called “Help the Hunger”, Dahriz hopes this will be an easy way for people to make a donation.

“We are very fortunate to be living in a good town, safe state and country that provide for those in need. I feel blessed. There are areas of the world not so fortunate. My hometown of Mangagoy Bislig, Philippines is a good example. The town and most of the country is shut down, no work and little to no government help. We are organizing a fund raiser to help feed those less fortunate than us. 100% of all proceeds will go to feed the hungry and their struggling families. Any amount you can contribute to this cause is greatly appreciated.”
– Dahriz Colwell

Dahriz has all the support of her family and friends in her efforts of making a difference in people’s lives during these challenging times. “I think this a great cause, I am proud of her for all that she has done,” says her husband Corey. “Since we were married 16 years ago, she has been helping her village in any way that we can afford. This is the hardest they have been hit in a long time.”

Tristan ColwellEven their 5-year old son Tristan is happy to help, from setting up the mask display table in the neighborhood, to cutting fabric and even a little sewing. Every little bit helps to make a difference.

If you would like to make a donation to Dahriz’s cause “Help the Hunger” go to: https://gf.me/u/xx54vk

To inquire about masks, Dahriz can be reached via e-mail [email protected] or facebook https://www.facebook.com/inday.colwell