SERVPRO Teams Up with Red Cross to Bring Holiday Cheer to Troops
GALLATIN, Tenn. December 11, 2014 - Servpro Industries, Inc., and the Nashville Chapter of the American Red Cross Nashville teamed up to help spread holiday cheer to service members through the American Red Cross Holiday Mail for Heroes program.
With many service members and veterans separated from their families during the holiday season due to deployments and hospital stays, the American Red Cross Holiday Mail for Heroes program empowers people to "Give Something That Means Something" by sending a card of thanks and support to the members of the Armed Forces, veterans and their families.
More than 2,500 cards were collected by the Nashville Chapter of the Red Cross, and around 40 volunteers from SERVPRO’s corporate team, as well as local Franchises, helped sort and prepare the cards for distribution.
"This program is meaningful because it is an outlet for the American public to send heartfelt messages of support and appreciation to our service members and veterans who have given of themselves to serve our country," said Rebekah Brummett, Service to the Armed Forces Specialist, American Red Cross.
Holiday Mail for Heroes began in December 2007, when Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. approached the Red Cross to assist in distributing thousands of holiday cards to hospitalized servicemen and women. To learn more about the program, visit: http://www.redcross.org/support/get-involved/holiday-mail-for-heroes.
Founded in 1967, the SERVPRO Franchise System is a national leader and provider of fire and water cleanup and restoration services and mold mitigation and remediation. SERVPRO’s professional services network of nearly 1,700 individually owned and operated Franchises responds to property damage emergencies ranging from small individual disasters to multi-million dollar losses. 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.
About the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies more than 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or join our blog at blog.redcross.org.