HBAs and Member Companies Participate in Safety Stand Down
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Volume 4: Issue 5 May 2020
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NAHB's Spring Leadership
Meeting Will Be Virtual
NAHB’s senior officers have decided
to make the 2020 NAHB Spring Leadership Meeting a virtual session instead of an in-person event. The decision was made in consideration of the safety of members.
Dates and times of some meetings
may change. Complete details regarding meeting times will be available when registration opens
on Monday, May 18.
Home building job sites all over the country stopped work on Thursday, April 16 to educate workers and subcontractors on proper coronavirus safety measures.
Hundreds of NAHB member companies and HBAs participated in the national COVID-19 Job Site Safety Stand Down.
The hashtags assoc- iated with the stand down were used more than 500 times on social media and generated more than 3.5 million impressions.
The safety stand
down came out of discussions between the steering members of the Construction Industry Safety Coalition. The Associated General Contractors of America held their stand down on April 9, NAHB on April 16, and Associated Builders and Contractors held theirs on April 23.
With materials created by the coalition,
home builders, subcontractors, building suppliers, HBAs, and other associated
focused education on
what workers on job
sites should do to
healthy and flatten
the curve for all.
including a corona-
plan and posters in
English and Spanish,
can be found at
HUD's Carson Joins NAHB Webinar
In an exclusive webinar for NAHB members, HUD Secretary Ben Carson and FHA Commissioner Brian Montgomery recently outlined specific measures the agency has implemented to battle the COVID-19 pandemic and lauded the efforts of NAHB during this outbreak. The two housing policy experts also answered detailed questions from NAHB members.
A replay of the webinar will soon be available to NAHB members in the Webinars and Town Halls section of nahb.org/coronavirus.
Congress Approves $484 Billion Stimulus
Congress has approved a $484 billion relief measure to combat the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic. The legislation provides $380 billion in funding for two key small-business loan programs that ran out of money under the CARES Act.
Businesses applying for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan may request an advance of up to $10,000 to be delivered within three days of the request.
Under the Paycheck Protection Program, small businesses can take out loans equal to 2.5 times their average monthly payroll, up to $10 million.
The IRS has significantly broadened its tax return filing and payment relief in response to COVID-19. According to Notice 2020-23, nearly all taxpayers with a filing or payment deadline falling on or after April 1, 2020, and before July 15, 2020, will now have until July 15, 2020 to file returns and make payments without penalties or interest.
The expanded relief applies to individuals, partnerships, corporations, estates, and other non-corporate tax filers.
New Home Sales
Fall 15.4% in March
Sales of newly built, single-family homes fell 15.4% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 627,000 units in March, coming off a downward revision in February, according to newly released data by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau. The March rate is 9.5% lower than the March 2019 pace.
HBI Extends Free Online Learning
The Home Builders Institute (HBI) has extended free online learning alternatives for local schools and training programs through May 31, in response to continued requests for K-12 Career Technical Education (CTE) amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Flexible Instruction Day materials do not require textbooks or workbooks to accommodate self-paced learning.
A recent NAHB survey of professional remodelers shows the negative effect the coronavirus pandemic is having on the decision to remodel. More than 90% of remodelers in the survey reported a slowdown in both the rate at which inquiries are coming in, and in the general willingness of home owners to remodel at this time.
Roughly 96% of remodelers said the virus was hurting the rate at which inquiries are coming in, and a full 70% characterized the negative impact on inquiries as major rather than minor.
The survey listed eight impacts of the coronavirus on the remodeling market. More than 80% of respondents said the virus was having a noticeable effect on:
Homeowner concerns about inter-
acting with remodeling crews (86%);
Supply of N95 face masks (84%);
Cancellations or delays of existing
The pandemic is having significant adverse effects on the remodeling market, but the strongest ones are the negative impacts on the behavior of potential customers.
Survey Finds Remodelers Seeing Fewer Customer Inquiries
2020 NGBS Now Available
The 2020 edition of the ICC-700 National Green Building Standard® (NGBS) has been approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and is available for public use. As of April 2020, more than 216,000 homes have been NGBS Green certified.
The 2020 edition is the fourth edition
of the standard. It reflects significant changes based on evolving market conditions and feedback received over
the past decade from those using the standard.
The NGBS includes high-performance practices in six areas: Lot Design and Development, Resource Efficiency, Water Efficiency, Energy Efficiency, Indoor Environmental Quality, and Building Operation & Maintenance.
States Start Reopening to Building
Thanks to efforts by NAHB and state home builder associations, the few remaining states that have halted residential construction activity due the COVID-19 pandemic — Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania, Washington and Vermont — are taking steps to allow home building to resume production.
In a critical win for NAHB and the residential construction sector, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on March 28 designated construction of single-family and multifamily housing as an “Essential Infrastructure Business.” Although this designation was not binding for individual states, most states followed the federal guidelines.
Access NAHB’s updated map showing where construction can continue.
In April and May FABA held it's first ever LEGO Home Building Contest
In an effort to engage the community and provide something fun for kids to do, FABA launced it's first ever LEGO Home Building Contest.
"We wanted to offer a little ‘tech ed’ into kids and parent's home school efforts," said Maria Moore, of FABA. She added, "after learning about the success of another HBA hosting this contest, we immediately decided to launch the FABA a LEGO Home Building Contest in the Fredericksburg Area to challenge all LEGO builders age 3-17 to show us their LEGO and home building and design skills."
FABA promoted the contest on social media and with the help of the Free Lance Star, Fredericksburg Parent & Family Magazine, and local radio stations, as well as several online social media shares, the word of the contest spread like crazy! "We were blown away by the number of entries," added Moore.
Over 240 entires were recieved and were judged in 5 age group breakdowns. Winners will be annoucned the week of May 11 and each age group winner will receive a $25 e-Gift Card to their choice of Amazon, Target, Walmart or iTunes. Submissions were due Monday, May 4th and judging began on Thursday, May 7th.
FABA hoped to announce all winners on Friday, May 8, but with so many entries, judges requested additional time to review and make good decisions.
We’re are simply AMAZED at all of the FABAlous creations these kids came up with. We can't wait to share the winners.
Watch for our next contest for kids of ALL ages coming this week!
FABA LEGO Home Building Contest is a Huge Hit with local kids
NAHB Safety Information
Members of the Fredericksburg Area Builders Association joined builders across the country in a nationwide effort to pause work on site briefly for 10 minutes to educate workers on ways to keep themselves safe from coronavirus. FABA provided resources for builders to conduct these COVID-19 safety stand downs.
The Stay at Home Order issued by Governor Northam permits professional businesses such as construction companies to continue working during the crisis. All builders and their vendors have working dilligently to follow all social distancing recommendations, enhanced sanitation practices, and limiting job sites to less than 10 people working at a time. Workplace safety guidance documents from state and federal authorities have been posted at every jobsite.
“HBAV has given builders the tools they need to educate themselves and their workers on how operate a jobsite that follows the guidelines outlined by Governor Northam and federal agencies,” said, FABA Member and HBAV President Dan Sandoval, owner of Republic Home Builders in Fredericksburg, Virginia. “Builders on construction sites across Virginia are altering their normal behavior and strictly following public health guidelines while at work.”
NAHB and other construction industry partners have developed a comprehensive Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Plan for Construction that outlines the steps every employer and employee should take to reduce the risk of exposure to and transmission of COVID-19. It describes how to prevent worker exposure to coronavirus, protective measures to be taken on the job site, personal protective equipment and work practice controls to be used, cleaning and disinfecting procedures and what to do if a worker becomes sick.
To learn more click the button below.
FABA also produced safety instruction videos in Spanish and English to be used on the job site as needed. Click below to view the videos.
FABA Builders Pause on Job Sites to Educate Workers on Coronavirus Safety
Students from the Fredericksburg area have been awarded over $14,000 in scholarships by the Fredericksburg Area Builders Association (FABA) and the Steigleder Family Scholarship.
A local Stafford County resident and Mountain View High School student from the class of 2020, was awarded the Steigleder Family Scholarship to attend the University of Richmond for 2020-2021 academic year.
Additionally, four current University of Richmond students and local residents were awarded Steigleder Family Scholarships to be applied toward their education at University of Richmond for the upcoming academic year.
The Steigleder Family Scholarship is managed and administered by the Fredericksburg Area Builders Association. This scholarship fund was created in 1998 to serve the higher education needs of students from the Fredericksburg area going to the University of Richmond.
Students must be residents in the local service area of the Fredericksburg Area Builders Association (City of Fredericksubrg and the surrounding counites) to qualify for this scholarship.
Please spread the word to any local students you know who attend or plan to attend University of Richmond that this scholarship is available and can be applied for beginnning in the fall for the next academic year. Scholarship application deadline will be in April.
Local students awarded over $14,000 in Scholarships from FABA
The Fredericksburg Area Builders Association is in regular communication with each of the local governments in the Fredericksburg area regarding changes, closures and updates on inspection and building permit offices that may impact day-to-day residential construction operations. Each locality in our service area is listed below alphabetically.
If you have additional questions for FABA or for the counties regarding COVID-19 closures or disruptions, please call or email Maria Moore at email@example.com or call 540-898-2730.
Virginia Department of Health Guidelines for Open Houses & Model Homes – CLICK HERE
Caroline County Buildings are closed to the Pubic until further notice. Staff is working regular business hours M-F 8:30-5:00 to meet needs of the community and county government.
CITY OF FREDERICKSBURG
City Government buildings are now closed to public access. City departments are still available for your needs; and phone and emails are being answered. Conduct all City Business Online.
Work on permits and new construction will continue as able.
Permits can be picked-up in the Council Chambers lobby area accessed off of Hanover Street.
The City is still performing inspections. Schedule inspections by calling 540-372-1080.
Please mail in payments to P.O. Box 7447 Fredericksburg, VA 22404.
Planning and Zoning Services:
You can still submit applications via email by submitting to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please submit payments by mail to P.O. Box 7447 Fredericksburg, VA 22404.
Environmental inspections are currently being limited.
For information on how to submit for plan reviews, zoning requests and historic information please call 540-371-1179.
County of Culpeper Announces Closure of County Buildings to the Public beginning at 8:00 a.m., Monday March 23, 2020.Staff is in the office. If at all possible, please conduct any and all business by phone or email. This includes general inquiries, submission of permits, plans and paperwork.
KING GEORGE COUNTY
The following King George County facilities will be closed to general public access until April 16, 2020:
The King George County Administration (Horace A. Revercomb, Jr.) Building
The King George County Citizens Center
The King George County General Properties Department Office
County departments affected will be available from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm by phone at:
Community Development: 775-7111
Further guidance and information can be found at https://www.kinggeorgecountyva.gov/
All county departments will be operational; however, buildings will be closed to the public until further notice. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION
County offices are closed to the public until further notice. Staff is available by phone and email 8–4:30.
Application Submission, Resubmission: Drop boxes are available for application submission and resubmissions M -F from 8–4:30 inside the 1st floor front door of our building. Ensure documents are securely bundled when placed in the larger box. There's a secure drop box for payment. Submit payment in a labeled envelope. If paying by credit card, submit an Electronic Transaction Authorization Form (click here). Receipts will be emailed.
Permit, Plan, and Plat Distribution: You will receive notice by email to the contact on your application that your permit/plan is ready for pick up. It will include instructions on what documents and fees are necessary for release. Contact 540-507-7222 to schedule your pick up time.
Inspections: Inspections are continuing, but those inside occupied homes will follow the protocol in the notice from the Building Official found by clicking here.
Recordation of Documents: The Clerk of the Circuit Court’s office is closed to the public, but will continue to record deeds, plats, and other legal documents. Please refer to the Clerk’s notices for more details HERE:
Permit Center, Building, and E&S: 540-507-7222 email@example.com
Economic Development: 540-507-7210 firstname.lastname@example.org
Planning & Zoning: 540-507-7434 email@example.com
Physical and Mailing Address: 9019 Old Battlefield Blvd. Spotsylvania, VA 22553
SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY COVID-19 RESPONSE HUB (Great Resouce)
Remote Inspections Due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Specified Residential and Non-Residential Permits
This memorandum is to advise current and prospective permit holders of updates and changes to current building inspection processes due to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation. To follow CDC guidelines and other best practices, Stafford County is suspending in-person interior inspections for existing occupied residential dwellings and certain non-residential structures until further notice.
Stafford County Building Inspectors will continue to perform in-person inspections for all exterior inspections and for any new construction.Remote Inspections options will be offered for certain suspended inspections. Any other suspended inspections can be discussed on a case-by-case basis. All emergency inspections will be handled consistent with past practices and will be assigned priorities based on a given situation.
Permit Request Procedures
To request a remote inspection, please contact the inspection office the day prior to the scheduled inspections to coordinate the remote inspection.
Staff will perform remote inspections for all properties where staff must enter and pass through occupied space to perform their inspections.
At the request of any permit holder, residential or commercial, remote inspections will be performed for the following inspection types:
Appliances – gas ranges, dryers, water heaters, furnaces and air conditioners
Additions, alterations, multi-work, finished basements concealments and finals
Kitchen concealments and finals
Other Inspections agreed to on a case-by-case basisRemote Inspection Procedures
To enable remote inspections, the inspection requestor must have an electronic device that can connect with County inspectors (using Android). Contact the inspection office the day before the scheduled inspections to coordinate the remote inspection and provide the contact phone numbers for the inspector to communicate with the requestor and the requestor’s connection method for the inspection. County inspectors can arrange your remote inspection and available App during their morning calls.
While other methods can be considered on a case-by case basis, the following methods are available, at this time, to connect with a county inspector (Microsoft Teams is not available):
FaceTime: When it is time for your inspection, the county inspector will FaceTime the telephone number in the inspection request (ensure this number belongs to the person in the field accommodating the remote inspection).
Skype for Business: County inspectors will connect to you through a meeting request at the telephone number in the inspection request (ensure this number belongs to the person in the field accommodating the remote inspection).
The inspection requestor must be prepared to use their mobile device’s camera to show the inspector the areas of construction ready for inspection. Be prepared to verify the address of the property using your device. Please also have ladders, flashlights or other tools available for the inspections to be completed. County-approved plans must still be available onsite. Video inspections are at the discretion of the inspector and may not be possible in all cases.
Inspection and Pre-Construction Meeting Requests
You are encouraged to re-schedule, modify or cancel your inspections or pre-construction meetings due to the serious nature of the current COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation and especially if you do not wish to have an inspector at your site or in your structure.
If you wish to suspend your construction project for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic, Stafford County will extend your permits past the expiration threshold of six-months of inactivity. Of course, you cannot continue construction without the mandatory inspections performed.
For the safety of inspectors and the community, inspection staff will practice social distancing and minimize face-to-face interactions with customers. Electronic communication should be the primary means of interaction.
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County Government Buildings are closed to the public and have modified business practices to optimize telework. Please see the information below regarding the processing of Planning and Zoning as well as Public Works/Permitting applications.
Planning and Zoning:
General phone questions can be taken at our main telephone number 540-658-8668.
All staff can be reached via e-mail or telephone. Please refer to the Department web pagehttps://staffordcountyva.gov/478/Planning-Zoningfor the employee directory. The employee directory has been updated to include direct telephone extensions. Calls to those phone extensions will be forwarded directly to the corresponding staff member.
Effective Immediately, all new site plan and subdivision construction plans should be submitted through e-planshttps://staffordcountyva.gov/dynamicportal.
All other application types (subdivision plats, zoning reclassification, BZA applications, etc…) can be submitted electronically as PDF documents. This will require coordination with our office to determine if this can be accomplished through e-mail, FTP site or other means of approved file sharing. Please contact Miranda CritzerMcritzer@staffordcountyva.govfor details.
Paper copies of plans under review, signature sets of plans and plats, or other documents that require original signatures should be sent to us VIA US Mail or courier services. Items that are too large to be sent by mail or courier service can be dropped off outside of the front door of the George L. Gordon County Administration Building on Wednesday mornings by appointment only. Please contact Miranda CritzerMcritzer@staffordcountyva.govto make an appointment.
Zoning inspections of As-Built Plans will continue to occur. Please follow the normal process for making inspection requests.
Zoning permits to establish uses such as accessory buildings, sheds, signs, and fences will continue to be processed. Please submit applications through the Public Works Department Permitting Division.
Stafford County Planning and Zoning Modified Operations
Stafford County received feedback asking for more flexibility with acceptance of paper documents, especially for plans that started the review process with paper and signature sets of plans and plat documents. Trying to balance that with the goal of minimizing the number of staff in our government buildings, Stafford County will be adding an extra day for plan drop-offs. Starting next week we will be accepting drop-offs on Monday and Wednesday mornings between the hours of 8:00AM and 10:00AM by appointment. Please contact Miranda CritzerMcritzer@staffordcountyva.govto make an appointment. Please note that plans submitted by e-plans or PDF format can be routed to reviewers more quickly than paper documents. Please contact Miranda for details regarding E-plans and PDF submittals.
General phone questions should be directed to 540-658-8650 or refer to the Department web pagehttps://staffordcountyva.gov/180/Public-Worksfor specific contact information regarding permitting and securities.
All permit applications should be submitted through e-plans (https://staffordcountyva.gov/1921/Dynamic-Portal—Apply-Online) and not mailed in or dropped off. Corrections or revisions to pending applications that are not electronic will be accepted through ShareBase. Contact the CDSC at (540) 658-8650 firstname.lastname@example.org receive instructions on how to submit construction documents or for any other questions related to permit submittals.
Requests for occupancy permits should be made by calling (540) 658-8650 or email@example.com.
Certain paperwork that is determined by Staff to be time sensitive may be accepted on an appointment only basis. Please contact the appropriate staff in the Department to make arrangements to drop off materials at the front door of the George L. Gordon County Administration Building.
Calls for inspections will continue to follow the normal process, however in order to reduce Staff exposure to occupied dwellings or facilities, certain Residential and Commercial Change inspections may experience delays or be deferred until after operations return to normal. Virtual inspections will be conducted to the extent practicable (https://staffordcountyva.gov/901/Building).
Virtual appointments may be available with reviewers, inspectors and other staff on a limited basis. Please contact appropriate staff in the Department to make arrangements for virtual meetings.
COVID-19 Educational Resources
CDC: Resources for Large Community Events & Mass Gatherings
ASAE: Issue Roundup: Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)
World Health Organization (WHO)
Virginia Department of Health (VDH)
We cannot emphasize how important it is for you to continue to implement measures to protect your workforce, job sites, and offices. Please be reminded: this is NOT business as usual – for the next several months, we all need to protect the health, safety, and welfare of those around us by implementing social distancing measures and following all other official recommendations.
PRINT and POSTthese posters at your job sites and work places as a constant reminder. Please use these resources to help navigate your business challenges, and above all else, stay safe and healthy as we work through this time together.
10-Pt Plan for Safety on the Jobsiteposter English:10-pt Plan (English)and Spanish:10-pt Plan (Spanish)
Prevent Corona Virus/Handwashing:English:Prevent Corona Virus (English)and Spanish:Prevent Corona Virus (Spanish).
CDC safety postercan be found here:EnglishandSpanish.
Also, the Construction Industry Safety Coalition (CISC) has provided a list materials (see links below) you can post to help reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 to your job sites and work places.
The CDC has other posters and materials in large sizes (English and Spanish) that can help keep you and your sites safeHERE.
Printable Resources in English
CISC Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Plan for Construction
COVID-19 Jobsite Checklist and Toolbox Talk
Template Letter: Essential Industry Employee Notification
Template Letter: Employee Notification of Potential Exposure
Jobsite safety poster
Jobsite safety poster (Large – 11×17)
NAHB Encourages Members to Donate Masks to Fight Coronavirus
Printable Resources in Spanish
CISC Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Plan for Construction (Spanish)
COVID-19 Jobsite Checklist and Toolbox Talk (Spanish)
Template Letter: Essential Industry Employee Notification (Spanish)
Template Letter: Employee Notification of Potential Exposure (Spanish)
OSHA: COVID-19 (Spanish)
Jobsite safety poster (Spanish)
Jobsite safety poster (Large – 11×17 – Spanish)
COVID-19 Exposure Prevention, Preparedness, and Response Plan for Construction
NAHB is a leading member of the Construction Industry Safety Coalition (CISC), which has provided a detailed plan to outline the steps that every employer and employee can take to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19.CLICK HERE FOR RESOURCES FOR JOB SITES(English and Spanish versions)
SBA Low-interest Disaster Loans:CLICK HERE for information and detailson how to apply (info also attached)
How to Clean Your Phone to Help Protect Against CoronavirusIt’s one thing to stop touching your face. It’s another to stop touching the things that touch your face.CLICK HERE for article from the NY Times
Links to important information for easy access:
Fredericksburg Area Builders Association (FABA)COVID-19 Information Page
Home Builders Association of Virginia (HBAV)COVID-19 Resources Links
Virginia Association of Realtors (VAR)COVID-19 Resource Page
Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employersfrom the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Information for Real Estate Professionals and Builders regarding Model Homes and Property Showings(COVID-19)
The Associates Advisory Council meets the second Wednesday of each month at 9 am. This committee is chaired by the Associate Vice President and plans and organizes several FABA events, and keeps the association focused on the needs of all members.
Spotsylvania County Bi-Monthly Meeting
Spotsylvania County Builders Roundtable
Fredericksburg City Quarterly Meeting
King George County Quarterly Meeting
Calendar at a Glance
Upcoming County Meetings
All FABA Events have been postponed until it is safe to gather in large groups.
We are working to reschedule past events and we are adjusting plans for upcoming events to comply with gathering limits set by the Governor.
FABA's first priority has been, and will continue to be, the safety of our members. Both on the job site, at the work place and at social events.
Thank you for your continued support of the Fredericksburg Area Builders Association and the Building Industry in Virginia.
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FABA works to educate, promote and represent the building industry while enhancing the region’s quality of life.
NAHB Student Chapters
The FAB Foundation is chaired by group of voluntary directors who work to help the Fredericksburg area community through several initiatives.
FAB financially supports non-profit organizations in the Fredericksburg region that specifically coordinate and provide home repair and safer living conditions for those in need. Helping make repairs and improvements related to home ownership affordable.
With a greater emphasis on the growing need for Workforce Development in our region, FAB has partnered with local educators and has established two local NAHB Student Chapters in Stafford and Spotsylvania counties, and will continue working toward the establishment of student chapters in all the municipalities that we serve.
FAB Foundation has grant opportunities available for those looking to learn a trade and to potentially partner with member mentors and job placement opportunities. For more information on all the good that FAB Foundation does, call Maria Moore, Fredericksburg Area Builders Association Executive Vice President, at 540-898-2730, email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or go to www.fabava.com and select FAB Foundation tab.
We currently have 3 active high school student chapters
1. Stafford High School
2. Spotsylvania Career and Technical Center
3. Caroline High School
2020 FABA Board of Directors
Spaces Design Studio
1st Vice President
Assurance Financial Group
2nd Vice President
Immediate Past President
Associate Vice President
Embrace Home Loans
J. Hall Homes
Republic Home Builders
Legacy Engineering, PC
The Legislative Committee meets monthly to discuss the status of local and state level legislation that affects the building industry. For more information from each county, plan to attend the Legislative Committee meeting - third Thursday of the month at 8:30 am.
The FAB Foundation board of directors meets monthly to discuss ways to involve the association with local workforce educators and help promote workforce development in our area. If you would like to be invoived with these students, contact FABA for more information.
Part of being a great volunteer is loving what you're doing. Find something that you're passionate about or something that inspires you, and then find a need in your community. There are dozens of reasons why you should volunteer - you just need to find the one that feels right.
20 GREAT REASONS TO VOLUNTEER
- Help others
- Make a difference
- Find purpose
· Enjoy a meaningful conversation
· Connect with your community
· Feel involved
· Contribute to a cause you care
· Use your skills in a productive way
· Develop new skills
· Meet new people
· Explore new areas of interest
· Meet good people
· Impress your mom
· Impress yourself
· Expand your horizons
· Get out of the house
· Make new friends
· Strengthen your resume
· Feel better about yourself
The Community Service Committee plans and organizes FABA's outreach and service in the local community and partners with members and non-profit groups to find ways to give back.
NEWS AND HAPPENINGS
Send us your press releases, news, and event information! We can post it here in our newsletter and on the Member Happenings page of our website!
Contact email@example.com for more information.
Do you have job openings, apprenticeships, or internships to fill? Contact us today!
FAB Foundation is working with FABA's workforce partners to help you fill these positions with qualified and trained local students.
FABA also posts job openings on the FABA website.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or assistance.
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