Commercial construction specialist Roddy Reef shares the vital work of Project Angel Heart as he continues to back the incredible Colorado-based charity.
Based in Colorado, Project Angel Heart prepares and delivers medically tailored meals to individuals living with life-threatening illnesses. A proud sponsor of the charity, which has locations in both Denver and Colorado Springs, construction specialist Roddy Reef provides a closer look at Project Angel Heart and its incredible work in the community.
“Each week, Project Angel Heart’s professional chefs prepare thousands of delicious meals from scratch,” explains Roddy Reef, speaking from the Colorado home he shares with his wife and their two German shepherd dogs. Every meal, Reef goes on to reveal, is carefully tailored to meet the exacting medical and dietary needs of those who the charity serves.
Both Roddy Reef and his wife are longstanding supporters of Project Angel Heart. Sponsors such as the couple help to provide life-saving, medically tailored meals to those in the community facing a life-threatening diagnosis. “People are also invited to share love and hope,” says Roddy Reef, “by volunteering with Project Angel Heart in the kitchen, delivering meals, or helping out in a variety of other important ways.”
Backed by generous sponsors such as Roddy Reef, Project Angel Heart’s impact has been considerable. Within Denver and Colorado Springs, medically tailored meals have led to a 13 percent decrease in hospital readmissions, according to the construction specialist. Total medical costs for patients with, for example, congestive heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and diabetes, meanwhile, have also decreased by 24 percent, he reports. “It’s a truly incredible organization,” adds Reef.
Individuals living with life-threatening illnesses in Colorado, Roddy Reef says, may apply to have delicious, medically tailored meals delivered to their homes quickly and easily online via the Project Angel Heart website.
Roddy Reef is a hard-working and adaptable manager with a long record of commercial construction experience. Reef, of Denver, Colorado, is known by his peers for developing strong working relationships with clients and, in particular, for always-on-time and on-budget project delivery. Committed to a team approach for each project from pre-construction to completion, Roddy Reef boasts an extensive list of completed construction projects over the last three decades, ranging in value from $30,000 to more than $3 million.
Project Angel Heart is just one of several incredible charities and other initiatives supported by University of Denver alumnus Roddy Reef. Reef graduated from the independent private research university—the oldest in the Rocky Mountain Region—with a bachelor’s degree in real estate and construction over 35 years ago.
Outside of his construction industry work, and alongside Project Angel Heart, Roddy Reef has also lent considerable support to Active 20-30 International, a global initiative focused on helping children and developing leadership skills in younger adults, and the Shining Stars Foundation, a Colorado-based nonprofit that provides recreational programs for children living with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses. “I’ve also sponsored a number of charitable events, including a popular golf tournament held to raise awareness and support surrounding traumatic brain injuries and the devastating impact that they can have on those affected,” adds Reef.
Commercial construction specialist Roddy Reef is, he says, also a proud member of a volunteer ski patrol in his free time.