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Graydie Welding, LLC

Phone - (302) 753-0695

E-mail address - sdehs@aol.com

Owner, Welder & Designer - Brian Bachman

 
Just dropped off another load of Okra to the Dover Interfaith Housing Mission and 2 tents, chairs, stove, fuel, Hammock, all my old camping gear also for a coup...le who is living outside and got vandalized. We even threw a little cash in there. I'de hate to be the vandal here. He's gonna get blindsided by a tragedy.
 
 
 
I was happy to help out Holy Rosary Catholic Church on Philadelphia pike today with a broken storm drain grate.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Today 6/30/2014 we invited men from Dover's Interfaith Housing Mission to come over and pick Zucchini, Squash, String Bean and Peas. They even picked a few red tomatoes and cucumbers. I'll have them back when the tomatoes get going.
They picked 3 boxes of vegetables and a couple buckets from this little garden!
 
 
We got all our presents and food together for a family that's gonna get a Christmas surprise!  We want to keep it close to home this year so we're taking our wrapped presents and a big box of food to the nearest, poorest section 8 housing. I'm sure it won't be too hard to find a family with kids once we get there.  And I realized while letting the girls shop that we never spend this much on our own girls.  The girls LOVE this, too.  This has become their favorite part of Christmas beside opening their own gifts.
 
 
 
 
 
My 6 year old daughter has a classmate whose house burned down and they are staying in a hotel and with family so she made this card and collected money from all 4 of us. We came up with $84. How sweet is this girl??!!
 
 
We got all our presents and food together for a family that's gonna get a Christmas surprise! We want to keep it close to home this year so we're taking our wrapped presents and a big box of food to the nearest poorest section 8 housing. I'm sure it won't be too hard to find a family with kids once we get there. And I realized while letting the girls shop that we never spend this much on our own girls. The girls LOVE this too. This has become their favorite part of Christmas beside opening their own gifts.
 
 
 
 
What is a Platelet Donation?

During a platelet donation, a small portion of your blood (about 1/4 pint at a time), is drawn from your arm and passed through a sophisticated cell-separating machine. The machine collects the platelets and safely returns the remaining blood components, along with some saline, back to you. After the donation you can resume your normal activities, avoiding heavy lifting or strenuous exercise that day.

Platelets are an important component of blood because they are a critical part of the clotting process. They
prevent or stop bleeding and are life-saving therapy for patients undergoing chemotherapy for cancer
treatment, leukemia, bone marrow transplants, organ transplants and open heart surgery. Children
undergoing therapy for cancer and leukemia often need platelets. Due to recent advances in the treatment of
these illnesses, the demand for platelets is growing dramatically. Through our state-of-the-art technology,
we can collect individual platelet products and meet the growing needs of local hospitals and patients.
 
 
I volunteer at The Firefly Festival again this year on behalf of my daughters gymnastics.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
This is the Gray in Graydie Welding. My daughter Graycie with her Uncle Matt just after participating in The 2013 Polar Bear Plunge to benefit The Special Olympics.
 
My wife and my 2 girls helped me clean up the neighbors front yard.
I'll get a handrail in here next.
we found steps and a sidewalk under all that soil.
The girls had a great time.
 
The girls and I just went out and spent $300 for presents for 4 boys who were only gonna get 2 books each from Goodwill for Christmas. We also got them a great meal. That's a 20 lb ham! The girls are having a ball! Wrapping with nice paper and bows now. I'de a done this sooner if I knew the girls would be this excited about it. Another win win for everyone.
We wish we could have done more. My 2 girls learned alot and plan on sponsoring a family every Christmas. I didn't count on them being so excited about this. From now on throughout the year they will collect things to give to a needy family at Christmas. Food, clothes and cash.
 
 
 
 
This is where I volunteered today 8/11/2012, Riverview Cemetery in North Wilmington. I snatched this 2 ton concrete and steel entrance gate pillar base right out of the ground with my welding rig.
 
Rainbows for Rachael asked for the word HOPE in their sculpture if I could because sometimes hope is all people have. So I was up late last night, 5 hours ago in fact making this to weld onto it. My first crack at bending letters. This is great because now I can put names on sculptures.
Want to personalize a sculpture with a loved ones name in steel? Give me a call.
 
 This was my first attempt at brass and bronze welding and I made out just fine.
 
This is Robert Stackhouse and I at The Delaware Art Museum.
He is lightly sanding to get the finish he wants on the surface of the bronze and I'm lining up holes from the old piece to match the new piece.
 
 
The artist Robert Stackhouse explained that the nuts being slightly out of line makes it look like a sketch.
 
The old brass supports had to be removed one at a time and replaced with these.
The experience I'm gaining here is priceless.
 
9/11/2012
Wrapped up my second full day of volunteering at The Delaware Art Museum
I'm helping artist Robert Stackhouse repair one of his brass sculptures.
I love my work!
 
Today I volunteered at The Delaware Art Museum helping Artist Robert Stackhouse repair one of his sculptures. Brass welding!
Today, 9/10/2012 I will meet nationally know artist Robert Stackhouse at the Delaware Art Museum where I will work with him on one of his sculptures. I love my work!
 
 

Plasmapheresis

Very soon my hair will be long enough to donate to http://www.locksoflove.org/.
They need all they can get so go to your local blood bank and donate platelets today!
 
It takes a little over an hour but they are very nice, give you good coffee and something to eat not to mention the financial benefits if you ever need blood. Your insurance may not cover blood.
 
 
Here's my Delaware Today article.
http://www.delawaretoday.com/Delaware-Today/May-2012/Welder-Brian-Bachman-of-Camden-Delaware-Charity-Work-for-Nonprofits/
Bachman has donated his time and skills at the Riverview Cemetery mausoleum in Wilmington.

Brian Bachman has donated his time and skills at the Riverview Cemetery mausoleum in Wilmington.

Photograph by Jared Castaldi

When the Friends of Historic Riverview Cemetery in Wilmington took over the property in 2009, many volunteers came out of the woodwork. Welder Brian Bachman came out of the metalwork.

Bachman, owner of Graydie Welding in Camden, donates his talents to nonprofits and others in need. So when it comes to handling
certain work on the cemetery grounds—like building floor vents and window guards—Bachman is the Friends’ man of steel.

“He repaired some of the iron fence that surrounds the cemetery,” says Friends board president Lee Anderson. “He also did work on the public mausoleum. We paid for materials and Brian did labor, design and building. He had a truck, tools and the willingness to do this as a volunteer.” Bachman was recognized last year as one of the Friends’ key partners.

Along with waiving his hourly rate for nonprofits, Bachman offers to install handicap ramps and railings and repair fire escapes for those in need. He also fabricates garden structures like trellises, arbors and decorative plant stands and donates them to nonprofits to be auctioned for fundraisers.

Bachman admits he started donating his time to publicize his business, but now he simply enjoys doing good things.

“When you’re running a business, if people know you do good things, they cut you some slack,” Bachman says. “I don’t need the business for sure, but I want to do as much as I can.” (graydiewelding.com)

—Drew Ostroski

 

If you know of a deserving non profit that needs some help, I'm your man. I'll extend that offer to resident in need as well. If you know of someone who needs a handicap ramp, railing or fire escape repair let me know I'll see what I can do.

 
This is '' Pumpkin" a border Collie Mix. We rescued her on her last day. My two daughters got everything they wanted in a dog. She's got her own 1 acre yard now and our Black Lab for company.
 
 
 
 
Today, 3/3/2012 I dropped off these two pieces, a decorative plant stand and an arbor, both heart shaped, at The Chase Center on the Riverfront in Wilmington Delaware for a fund-raiser the American Heart Association is having tomorrow.

Brian…..

Thank you so much for the donation and dropping off.

Krista L Brazell, RN, BSN
Cardiovascular Clinical Trials
Christiana Care Health System

 
This is one of the 7 floor are vents I fabricated with stainless steel for Riverview Cemetery.
 
This is a window guard I made for Riverviews Mausoleum. It's solid steel. When FHRC approves this design I'll do the other eleven.
 
The Friends of Historic Riverview Cemetery asked me to add mesh to the window guards on the mausoleum to prevent animals from entering.
 
 
OMG - the lawn art you donated for our October auction has been on display in the DBCC window on 11th Street since we picked it up from you.  People have stopped in and commented on it and we have given out your information. Our board members are already in a bidding war.   I have made a sign and put it on the item showing that it was donated by you and your contact info.  Do you have a flyer of your own that you would prefer us to use - we would be happy to attach it to the art?   I have also sent your link out to my friends and they have posted on their Facebooks.   The garden gate has been mounted and now resides on my living room wall - I LOVE IT.   Thank you so very much for your generosity, but mostly for your kindness. 
Susan M. Adams
Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, Inc.
111 W. 11th Street
Wilmington, DE  19801

This is a solid steel arbor I made and donated for a fund raiser held at The Hotel DuPont benefitting The Helen Graham Cancer Center. It was then auctioned and the winning bidder donated it to the centers headquarters on Stanton Ogletown Rd. Here it is with the Christiana Hospital in the background.
This is the A/C guard I fabricated for the church on Route #52 across from Winterthur, The Lower Brandywine Presbyterian Church. It wasn't until I volunteered here that I found one whole side of my family is buried here.
This is the Thank You letter I recieved from Irenee and Diane duPont for donating the garden arbor to the fund raiser for The Helen Graham Cancer Center held at The Hotel DuPont in Wilmington Delaware.
 
If you know of a deserving non profit that needs some help, I'm your man. I'll extend that offer to resident in need as well. If you know of someone who needs a handicap ramp, railing or fire escape repair let me know I'll see what I can do.
 

 

Graydie Welding, LLC

Phone - (302) 753-0695

E-mail address - sdehs@aol.com

Owner, Welder & Designer - Brian Bachman