Feeding Others One Pantry at a Time
During each Christmas Holiday Season, Rum River has provided financial gifts to various community food shelf organizations serving the jurisdictions we work with since our outreach began in 2019. These funds have been given in honor of the great staff we have the pleasure of working with while administering the building code in those municipalities. The following organizations received donations in 2022.
ACBC Food Shelf
Braham Area Food Shelf
Centennial Community Food Shelf
Christian Food Cupboard
Family Pathways Food Shelf
Hope for the Community, Blaine
Keystone Community Services Food Shelf
Monticello Food Shelf & Clothing Store
North Anoka County Emergency Food Shelf
Quamba Food Shelf
Ralph Reeder Food Shelf
Southern Anoka Community Assistance
St. John Baptist Catholic Church, New Brighton
For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me.
- Matthew 25:35
Let all you do be done in love.
- 1 Corinthians 16:14
Rum River understands the importance of sharing our blessings with others.
RRC's philanthropy went International in 2021 with the development of the Mango Community Family Farm in Lagosette, Haiti. Andy visited Haiti for the first time in May 2021 utilizing his company's insights with code administration and building science to help consult on various buildings for the community farm. The Mango Family Farm will provide nourishment, income, and purpose to many in Haiti through community education, food accessibility and modeling stewardship of our land and water resources.
Haiti was visited again in February 2023 by three of our staff members along with a local carpenter to assist with completion of a storage area for equipment that was aquired through business donations and a supplemental Rotary grant. The equipment will allow more efficient opportunities with cultivating and harvesting at the farm. Additionally, a storage area for garden seeds was installed to protect the seeds from germinating too early in the heat and moisture of the Haitain environment.
of Mary Academy
is located in Oak Grove, one of our Municipal partners. IHM Academy is a private Catholic school which offers a K-12 education for girls and K-8 education for boys.
IHM Academy has increased their enrollment by 42% since 2021. They are looking to expand their educational offerings for their students and their families.
Rum River was a supporter of their Jog-A-Thon in 2022 where they exceeded their fundraising goal and received over $190,000!!! We have sponsored them again in their Fall 2023 fundraiser.
Please visit their website to learn more.
Helping Raise Healthy Families
Rum River Life Choices Center is committed to supporting women and men in unplanned and unexpected pregnancy situations.
At Life Choices Center a lasting impact is made on each woman and man that comes through their doors with a message of hope, healing and life. They inspire women and men to make good choices for their future, the future of their children and our communities.
Rum River Consultants Staff have been blessed to have children in our lives, nieces and nephews to dote on, and many others we are happy to claim as "our unofficial adopted children" through the years. We were happy to donate to this life giving organization that helps parents, children, and community have hope for the future.
RRC helped sponsor their Fall Fundraising Picnic in September 2022 at the Rec Park in Milaca. For more information, please visit rumriverforlife.org to donate or rumriverlifechoices.org for resources.
Children are a gift from the Lord; they are a reward from him.
- Psalm 127:3
Rum River Consultants supported The Way of the Shepherd's 2022 Annual Gala fundraiser to assist with the mission of equipping children to be disciples of Jesus Christ and have a positive impact on the future.
We are happy to report they were able to achieve their fundraising goal with this event!