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TRF Camp Build Ignites Construction Passion with Unique Summer Experience

TRF Camp Build engages and educates, fostering the joy of building and craftsmanship

The Rosendin Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to positively impacting communities, building and empowering people, and inspiring innovation, is proudly sponsoring a free construction camp for 16 middle school students in Tempe, Arizona. From Monday, June 19 to Friday, June 23, TRF Camp Build aims to empower students to experience the excitement of hands-on building and gain new insights into the construction industry.

"Seeing the children's engagement, their keen interest in absorbing information, and active participation in the activities is exciting," said Jolsna Thomas, President of The Rosendin Foundation. "We are extremely proud to help inspire the next generation of builders."

Conducted at Rosendin's Arizona regional office, located at 1315 W. Drivers Way in Tempe, this FREE co-ed week-long day camp caters to rising 7th through 9th graders, offering them hands-on building experiences in which they learn to use power tools, build their own lamps, and engage in roofing and framing activities. The camp culminates in the construction of doghouses, which are then donated to a local nonprofit.

Throughout the camp, participants will hone essential skills such as safe tool usage and construction building, while exploring potential career avenues in the expanding construction industry under the tutelage of seasoned professionals. As part of the camp, the students will also take a field trip to the Mesa Data Center, one of the most advanced, energy- and water-efficient data center facilities in the world.

“From Arizona to Tennessee, Meta's Data Centers are excited to support the inaugural year of Camp Build alongside our partners at The Rosendin Foundation, as we support the industry's effort to help students in the East Valley gain knowledge and tools to explore career opportunities,” said David Williams, Community Development Manager at Meta. “This is a great opportunity to help ignite curiosity and create an appreciation for skilled trades, especially in data center construction and management."

TRF Camp Build will provide students with a safe and controlled environment to gain practical learning experience and explore diverse career possibilities in construction. This nonprofit event and four others held nationwide were made possible due to the generous support from sponsors and in-kind donors such as sister companies Rosendin and MPS, the Mesa Data Center, Milwaukee Tool, Stanley Black and Decker, Border States, Sundt, DPR Construction, UA 469, United Rentals, 10:1 Public Relations; Collinsworth, Specht, Calkins & Giampaoli, LLP; DMG AZ Homes Team Re/Max Solutions; Southland Industries; Ward Cornett & Associates, Arizona Painting Company and Arizona Carpenters Local 1912.

For more information about The Rosendin Foundation and its initiatives, visit www.


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