Beantown Home Improvements Community & Charity Involvement
BEANTOWN Home Improvements isn't just involved with roofing, siding, windows, doors and decks. No we feel very fortunate to be where we are today and as such we try to give back to the community and several charities whenever possible. Helping our service men and women is a major importance to the owner Jim DelPrete and he is constantly trying to help those who have afforded us the freedoms we have today.
Below is a list of just some of the events we have been involved with and partake in.
Working with Our Deployed
BEANTOWN Home Improvements took a leap of faith on this one, especially being a small company. The homeowner's husband is deployed and they were having serious leaks in the roof. The funding for this project was entirely coming from donated sources such as the VFW Yuengling Beer and several other sources, long after the roof was to be done! Beantown stepped up and installed the roof without receiving any money whatsoever, knowing that donations would come in from sources over the next 6 months.
In early 2017 BEANTOWN Home Improvements launched what it hopes to be a yearly event in which we will give away a brand new roof of 20 square (2000sf of actual roof area) to an American Veteran (US Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines, Navy) FREE of charge. The below roof was installed on November 15th, 2017 in Abington and this program will continue to run on an annual basis.
The below Owens Corning roof in Driftwood was installed on November 23rd, 2018 in Bridgewater.
The below Owens Corning roof in Estate Gray was installed on November 16th, 2019 in Whitman.
Eric Dutkiewicz is an honorably discharged combat veteran having served with the US Navy as a Submariner. FT2 Dutkiewicz (Fire Control Technician Second Class) served aboard USS Ohio SSGN 726 (B) 2010-2015. Leading Petty Officer of Tomahawk Strike Division, Lead Quality Assurance Petty Officer for Special Operations Forces Division, and Lead Petty Officer of the Emergency Medical Response Team. Completed 9 deployments in theaters around the world.
November 20, 2016 Veteran Surprise
To us every day is Veteran's Day and today we visited Webster Rehab and South Shore Rehab in Rockland to pay tribute to 32 of our American Veterans.
Beantown partnered with Ken Blanchard at Soldier and Family Services to get the sizes of 32 of our veterans. Ken does all the legwork getting their sizes and then brands the bags with Beantown's information who sponsors all of the clothing. These veterans had no idea we were coming today and it brought tears to their eyes, and ours. Each receives a veteran knit hat, 2 veteran t-shirts with American Flags on them, a veteran sweatshirt and 2 pairs of socks.
We do this to show our sincere appreciation for their service and was truly an honor to meet all of them. Their service ranged from WWII, Korean War, Vietnam, and Iraqi war veterans. Men and women alike. We truly thank you all for your service.
Annual Turkey Basket Drive
This is an annual event run by a good personal friend of Jim's, Rich Fong who is the owner of Phoenix Fitness & Performance in Lakeville. Every year come November Phoenix starts collecting donations for Turkey baskets that will be delivered just before the holiday. Every year BEANTOWN Home Improvements contributes significantly to help bring food to those in need.
Annual Veterans Affairs Golf Tournament
This is an annual event run by a good personal friend of Jim's who is the owner of Phoenix Fitness & Performance in Lakeville. Every year in September BEANTOWN Home Improvements is a sponsor in this program contributing to the Boston VA and their Adaptive Sports Program.
Soldier & Family Services
In 2016 during the Annual Golf Tournament, Jim was introduce to Ken Blanchard Jr., whom is the Co-Founder of Soldier and Family Services www.soldierandfamily.com. During his meeting they discussed other ways to help our soldiers and their families and has since become a sponsor.
Dana Farber - Kick for a Cure
This is an annual event run by a good personal friend of Jim's who is the owner of Phoenix Fitness & Performance in Lakeville. This event is held to raise awareness via donations, raffles and business giveaways to raise money to aid in search for a cure for Cancer.
Donations to Charities or Local Events
American Disabled Veterans Foundation
American Veterans Support Foundation
Bay State Vietnam Veterans
Pembroke Fire Department
Support of Halifax Eagle Scouts local fundraisers & community service