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SERVPRO Pledges Ongoing Support to the American Red Cross Disaster Responder Program

6/15/2016 (Permalink)

Community SERVPRO Pledges Ongoing Support to the American Red Cross Disaster Responder Program SERVPRO South Worcester is a proud sponsor of the American Red Cross

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:

Donny McKendall

SERVPRO® of South Worcester

(508) 757-7885

stacy@SERVPROsouthworcester.com

SERVPRO® Pledges Ongoing Support to the American Red Cross Disaster Responder Program

Red Cross recognizes SERVPRO for their contribution to disaster preparedness and recovery efforts

Worcester, MA (Grassroots Newswire) June 1, 2016 -- The American Red Cross recently recognized SERVPRO®, a cleanup and restoration company, for participation in its Disaster Responder Program1.  As a Disaster Responder Program member, SERVPRO pledges a donation to the Red Cross in advance of disasters, allowing the organization to respond quickly and effectively to nearly 66,000 disasters annually, most of which are home fires. SERVPRO is entering their third year of partnership with the Red Cross; their donations to the organization to date exceed one million dollars.

According to statistics cited by the Red Cross, seven people die in a home fire each day in the U.S. Aiming to reduce deaths and injuries caused by home fires by 25 percent by the end of 2019, the Red Cross launched a Home Fire Campaign in October of 2014. The support of SERVPRO and other Disaster Responder Program members allows the Red Cross to pursue their home fire prevention goals while they continue to provide critical services to disaster victims.

“One of the reasons home fires account for the majority of the disasters the Red Cross responds to annually is that the risk for home fires exists all year long,” said Donny McKendall, owner of SERVPRO of South Worcester. “Statistics compiled by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)2 show the majority of home fires are related to unattended cooking accidents – and cooking is something most people do every day.”

Although SERVPRO’s business is helping business and home owners recover from fire, flood and other disasters, the company and its franchisees actively support disaster preparedness education, including fire prevention efforts. When disaster does strike, their relationships with major insurance companies combined with industry-leading job-management technology help smooth the path to rebuilding and restoration for home and business owners affected by the unexpected.

“SERVPRO’s commitment to the Red Cross Disaster Responder Program means that, when disaster strikes, homeowners can count on the Red Cross to address their immediate needs and supply essential services,” said McKendall. “Once the immediate emergency is under control, homeowners can count on the expertise of restoration specialists at SERVPRO of South Worcester to help them restore their property and move forward with their lives.”

For fire prevention tips and information about fire and water damage restoration services, please visit www.SERVPRO.com. For more information on SERVPRO® of South Worcester, please contact Donny McKendall at (508) 757-7885 or sfitzpatrick@SERVPROsouthworcester.com.

1http://www.redcross.org/news/article/local/tennessee/SERVPRO-Recognized-for-Contribution-to-the-American-Red-Cross

2 http://www.nfpa.org/research/reports-and-statistics/fires-by-property-type/residential/home-structure-fires

About SERVPRO®

Founded in 1967, the SERVPRO® Franchise System is a leader and provider of fire and water cleanup and restoration services, and mold mitigation and remediation. SERVPRO's professional services network of more than 1,700 individually owned and operated Franchises responds to property damage emergencies ranging from small individual disasters to multi-million dollar large-loss events. Providing coverage in the United States and Canada, the SERVPRO® System has established relationships with major insurance companies and commercial clients, as well as individual homeowners.

October Newsline Contest Winner Announced!

11/13/2015 (Permalink)

Congratulations to Maelee Bertrand of MidState Insurance in Worcester, MA!  Maelee is the winner of the October 2015 Newsline Contest and won a gift certificate to Barbers Crossing in Leicester!

The Restoration Newline contest is for members of the property insurance and management industry.  Please email acooksey@SERVPROsouthworcester.com for more information or to enter.

September Newsline Contest Winner Announced!

10/8/2015 (Permalink)

Community September Newsline Contest Winner Announced! Angela Knapton of GoodWorks Insurance in Worcester, MA

Congratulations to Angela Knapton of GoodWorks Insurance Agency in Worcester, MA!  Angela is the winner of the September 2015 Newsline Contest and won a gift certificate to The Sole Proprietor also in Worcester.

The Restoration Newline contest is for members of the property insurance and management industry.  Please email acooksey@SERVPROsouthworcester.com for more information or to enter.

SERVPRO gets Worcester island ready for spring!

5/20/2014 (Permalink)

Community SERVPRO gets Worcester island ready for spring! Central Street island in Worcester, MA

SERVPRO of South Worcester continued its adoption of the island on Central Street in Worcester.  Team members weeded, mulched and planted the island this month to get it ready for spring!  Pansies were planted in three planters in the center of the island.  The planters will be planted with new plants in the summer, and then again in the fall.

SERVPRO of South Worcester's island is located on Central Street, right outside of the Worcester Post Office.

Emergency Supply Kit Tips

5/14/2014 (Permalink)

It is recommended to have an emergency supply kit in your home in the event of a storm or other related emergency.  These kits can be purchased or made.  Here are some recommended items for a basic emergency supply kit.

  • Water (one gallon per person per day)
  • Food (non-perishable 3-day supply)
  • Manual can opener
  • Battery operated radio, preferably a NOAA Weather Radio 
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • First aid kit
  • Whistle to signal for help
  • Clothing
  • Dust masks or bandanas
  • Plastic sheeting, garbage bags and duct tape
  • Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
  • Hygiene items
  • Important documents; copies of insurance policies, identification and bank account information
  • Cash
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Matches in a waterproof container

Contact your SERVPRO of South Worcester for additional readiness tips and tools, including SERVPRO’s Emergency READY Profile® (ERP). Having an ERP in place for your facility can help minimize business interruption in the event of a disaster.

Contact SERVPRO of South Worcester to learn more and be “Ready for whatever happens!”

Smoke Alarms Save Lives

2/27/2014 (Permalink)

Smoke alarms play a vital role in saving lives, and when properly installed, can reduce the risk of fire injury in half.*  The National Fire Protection Association recommends smoke alarms be installed in every bedroom, outside all sleeping quarters and on every level of the house. Business owners should consult the local Fire Marshall to ensure specific building fire codes and smoke detector requirements are met. 

Smoke alarms work best when paired with a fireescape plan. A plan allows your family, employees or clients to escape quickly and safely in an emergency situation.

Review the following tips regarding smoke detector installation and maintenance. For more on emergency preparedness, contact SERVPRO of South Worcester. 

  • Install smoke alarms on every level of the home, including the basement.
  • Smoke alarms should be installed away from the kitchen to prevent false alarms. 
  • Generally, they should be at least 10 feet from a cooking appliance.
  • Test smoke alarms at least once a month using the test button.
  • Replace batteries in all smoke alarms at least once a year. If an alarm “chirps,” the battery is low and should be replaced right away.
  • Replace all smoke alarms when they are 10 years old.

*Tips and statistics provided by the National Fire Protection Association

January Newsline Contest Winner Announced!

2/18/2014 (Permalink)

Community January Newsline Contest Winner Announced! SERVPRO of South Worcester Marketing Rep, Andrew Cooksey presenting Kristen Leger with her gift certificate.

Kristen Leger of Sullivan, Garrity & Donnelly Insurance in Worcester, MA was the winner of the January 2014 Newsline Contest!  Kristen won a gift certificate to The Boynton Restaurant on Highland Street in Worcester.  Congratulations Kristen!

The Restoration Newsline Contest in a monthly contest for members of the insurance and commercial property industries.  Anyone looking to participate can email acooksey@servprosouthworcester.com for more information.

November Winner of Newsline Contest Announced

12/12/2013 (Permalink)

Community November Winner of Newsline Contest Announced SERVPRO of South Worcester marketing rep, Andrew Cooksey, presents Heidi with her gift certificate

Heidi Hunderup, from Cuddy Insurance in North Brookfield, MA, was the winner of the August 2013 Restoration Newsline Contest! Heidi received a gift certificate to The Salem Cross Inn in West Brookfield!



The Restoration Newsline contest is a monthly contest for members of the insurance and commercial property industries. Anyone looking to participate can emailacooksey@servprosouthworcester.com for more information.

August Winner of Newsline Contest Announced

8/29/2013 (Permalink)

Community August Winner of Newsline Contest Announced SERVPRO of South Worcester sales rep, Andrew Cooksey, left, presents Patti Cuddy with her gift certificate.

Patti Cuddy, from Cuddy Insurance in North Brookfield, MA, was the winner of the August 2013 Restoration Newsline Contest! Patti received a gift certificate to The Sole Proprietor in Worcester!

The Restoration Newsline contest is a monthly contest for members of the insurance and commercial property industries. Anyone looking to participate can email acooksey@servprosouthworcester.com for more information.

SERVPRO sponsors Red Cross Golf Tournament

8/6/2013 (Permalink)

Community SERVPRO sponsors Red Cross Golf Tournament SERVPRO of South Worcester employees and guest at the tournament

SERVPRO of South Worcester was a Bronze Sponsor of the annual Red Cross Golf Tournamant last month.  The tournamet raises money to fund the various duties of the Red Cross including disaster relief.

SERVPRO of South Worcester is pleased to partner with different organizations for the benefit of the Worcester community.

SERVPRO participates in Memorial Golf Tournament

6/7/2013 (Permalink)

Community SERVPRO participates in Memorial Golf Tournament SERVPRO of South Worcester employees at the tournament.

SERVPRO of South Worcester employees participated in the Walter J. Babineau Memorial Golf Tournament on Thursday June 6th at the Townsend Ridge Country Club in Townsend, MA.  This annual event raises money for The Jimmy Fund in the memory of Walter J. Babineau to support lifesaving cancer research and care.  SERVPRO of South Worcester was pround to be a part of these efforts.

SERVPRO of South Worcester partners with DCU Center

5/15/2013 (Permalink)

Community SERVPRO of South Worcester partners with DCU Center SERVPRO of South Worcester logo on 'community partner' banner.

SERVPRO of South Worcester has partnered with the DCU Center in downtown Worcester during their renovations this summer!  The renovations will be completed this fall and when done will provide patrons a much better experience at the arena.



SERVPRO of South Worcester will also remain a partner with the DCU Center for the duration of their 2013-2014 event season.