Call for 2017 Leaders and Coordinators!

HeroWork is looking for volunteers leaders! Help lead volunteer teams during our 2017 Radical Renovations. It’s a great opportunity to be a community role model, participate in something totally amazing, and make a big difference at the same time. One event will be in July for Power To Be and the other in September for Anawim House (info…

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Words of Praise from the Rainbow Kitchen

Read what the guests and volunteers from the Rainbow Kitchen have to say about HeroWork’s Radical Renovation. It looks great, but does it do the job? Do they think it’s an improvement?

You bet they do!

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An Attitude of Gratitude

Written by Jovanna Ruffalo (Social Media, Public Relations Extreme Team) It was funny, when searching for a profile I envisioned featuring a family, a couple, I envisioned children and of course, they would be regular’s. George was none of these; in fact he was composed of every attribute but. At the age of 65 George…

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The Fellas

The Rainbow Kitchen needs more than chefs and sous chefs working their magic in the kitchen to keep things going.  There’s another group of volunteers who do as much as they are able to keep the whole thing running smoothly. There’s Trucker, who comes early every day to make sure the chairs are set up…

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It’s like a Master Chef challenge every day

Have you ever had one of those days when you are staring at your fridge and your cupboards, and even though there is lots of food in there, you just can’t think of anything to cook? Rainbow Kitchen volunteer chef Gail sure knows how that feels.  And 200 thankful and hungry customers are relying on…

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The Kitchen Ladies

It’s a funny kind of volunteer job, I think.  But then, I’m not much of a cook. Prepping lunch for 200 people isn’t easy, but for Dawn, Cathy, Susan, Penny, Astrid and Rosemary, it offers rewards.  They told me all about it over coffee and fresh-baked banana bread during their morning break. Dawn started volunteering in the…

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The Rainbow Kitchen: So much more than food!

There is a place in Esquimalt where people can find hope while they rebuild their lives. It’s a place where everyone is welcome. It’s called the Rainbow Kitchen.

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Accepting 2017 Project Applications

Be the next HeroWork project! Even as we get ready for our Rainbow Kitchen/Esquimalt United Church Radical Renovation event in September, HeroWork is accepting formal applications for new projects! The non-profit must be a charity, must own or have a long term lease on their property and must be located in Greater Victoria. If you…

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Rainbow Kitchen Project Update

Holy smokes we’ve been working hard! And now we are on the home stretch towards HeroWork’s biggest project yet: The Radical Renovation of the Rainbow Kitchen in the community wing of the Esquimalt United Church. Through the winter and spring we consulted all stakeholders and came up with a comprehensive plan. We developed manuals and…

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Calling All Contractors!

This is a call out for contractors (especially carpenters) to help with HeroWork’s fall Radical Renovation for the Rainbow Kitchen. If you are a contractor and want to make a difference in a short period of time, this is for you. If you know a contractors, please share this open letter with them.

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Camp Pringle’s Result—Much More than a Renewed Dock

Volunteers came from the Vancouver Island Construction Association Under 40 group (VICA U40), and HeroWork. Dock experts were provided by the Oak Bay Marine Group. All arrived with their families on Friday night with a single goal: to renew the 25-year-old, 4,600 square foot dock so that kids can play safe for many years to come.

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2016 Extreme Team Call Out

“This is a call for leaders!” That’s the opening line of the simple video presentation below. This is exciting because the time has come to bring together this year’s Extreme Team! These are the big-hearted, talented, community-orientated, and all-around beautiful people who will join together to help organize the Rainbow Kitchen’s Radical Renovation, starting Sept 16, running for three…

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Complete: Mustard Seed Office Refresh

Last week it felt like old times pulling on my HeroWork t-shirt and walking into the Mustard Seed to refresh a couple of their office space. Some of the staff were different, but the heart was still the same–warm and welcoming. Years after the Mustard Seed’s Radical Renovation the building is still in great shape. The outside…

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Mustard Seed Office Refresh!

The Mustard Seed is getting two of its offices refreshed on Wednesday April 6th and we need four volunteers! As you can tell from the office photos below, the Mustard Seed can definitely use a refresh. The people who use these spaces deserve better than desks that can be found for free on the side…

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2016 Overview and Major Goals

Holy smokes are we busy. Busy making a difference with vision and passion. In this video Paul Latour explains HeroWork’s major milestones for the coming year.

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A Local Frame of Mind

Social responsibility is a business activity that is becoming increasingly recognized by the public. As consumers, we want to know that we are putting our money towards a place that will not only stand behind what they sell, but also put some of that wealth back out into the world for the greater good. When…

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Rainbow Kitchen Walkthrough

Are you curious about what we are planning for the Rainbow Kitchen and Esquimalt United Church? If yes, watch this single shot 11 minute video as Paul Latour walks through the preliminary scope of our Radical Renovation.

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HeroWork Hero Series: Nick Ogilvie

“Construction is interesting for me and I feel wanted there and that I’m actually making a difference because I can use the skills I have to the best of my ability.” We all possess individual skills that can be applied to help out our community in some way or another. Radical Renos often attract skilled…

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Home Away From Home

It’s never easy to move from one place to another, no less when it’s from another country. It can be a challenge to meet new people and find opportunities to make a living without knowing people. That was the case for Marcio Cutrim and his wife when they came to Victoria. But through a little…

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HeroWork Hero Series: Mark Roch

 “You can judge a nation by the way it treats its most vulnerable citizens.” —Aristotle Authenticity is a trait that we often notice in a person when they express it. Be it from numerous internal or external pressures, we can sometimes forget what matters most within ourselves and in our actions to affect those around…

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