Philanthropy Statement





Mike and Wendy Hammes,

RAM Construction, and the

RAM staff give through charitable activities  and resources to our communities. RAM's philosophy is to develop and maintain a work-life balance and to create a culture where people matter.

“Philanthropy is a choice, based in empathy. Everybody can make a difference.”  Mike Hammes

4290 Pacific Highway

Bellingham, WA 98226-9042

(360) 715 - 8643

(360) 715 - 0203 fax

Washington License No. RAMCOGC052JC

Creating A Culture Where People Matter

2015 Bellingham Chamber of Commerce – CEO of the Year


2013 AFP Northwest - Outstanding Washington Philanthropic Small Business


Bellingham Bay Rotary Club

        – Honduras - Rotary International Water Quality Project

        – Honduras - Bathrooms To Classrooms Project


Bellingham Food Bank

        – Mike: Building Committee member; RAM services donated for new building

        – RAM Employees: Thanksgiving turkey drive and donation; Easter ham drive and donation


Bellingham High  School

        – RAM donated scholarships for High School Tech Crew students who could not afford the trip to Universal Studios

        – Supported Band Boosters with purchasing musical instruments for the BHS and Whatcom music programs


Boy Scouts of America – Pack and Troop 19

        – Annual Christmas tree pick up since 1992


Chuckanut Health Foundation

        – Mike: long time foundation board member

        – RAM: Donor to Lois Jean Roberts Nursing Scholarship Program


Makayla's Street Jam - 3 on 3 Basketball Jam

      – Honor Makayla Nicolaas by raising funds and awareness for children's pediatric cancer research – Ben Towne Foundation


Whatcom Hospice Foundation

        – Mike: Long time foundation board member and project manager of the construction of the new hospice house