In 2014, we lost an amazing coworker and friend named Ben Stone-Francisco. Ben was a compassionate leader who could brighten anybody's day. He had a fierce love of building community and was a passionate steward of the environment. He will be dearly missed by his family, friends and all of us here at HandsOn Bay Area.

Our utility van is named "Benji" (Ben's nickname) in his honor. If you see Benji around the Bay, let the world know on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram #benjivan and keep his memory alive.