This information was provided courtesy of Mr. Handyman.
As part of the National Day of Service, technicians from Mr. Handyman of S. Orange/Westfield/Scotch Plains & Metuchen will perform an entire day of repair and maintenance jobs on Monday, Sept. 10, all without a collecting a single penny in labor costs.
Owners Bruce Warren and, both of whom were personally affected by the tragedies of 9/11, will be offering service to the Scotch Plains Volunteer Fire Department.
Along with help from their own technicians, Warren and Ambinder will be scraping and painting the exterior of the volunteer fire station. Local Clark company Paper Chase Decorating Center will be donating all the painting supplies for free.
This project is an example of a national effort through Mr. Handyman, where technicians from coast to coast are encouraged to reach out to a special local charity, organization, or individual in need to offer their services in fixing up living areas, kitchens, bathrooms or anything else that comes to mind.
All projects will take place the week of Sept. 10, 2012.
“We are thrilled to be working with the Scotch Plains Volunteer Fire Department as part of Mr. Handyman’s National Day of Service campaign,” said Warren. “We are always looking for ways to give back to our community and we are excited to be a part of a national operation to help those in need,” said Ambinder.
The National Day of Service and Remembrance was established in 2009 as a way to encourage Americans to participate in service and remembrance activities on the 9/11 anniversary.
This year, more than one million Americans are expected to serve in their communities in honor of 9/11, according to United We Serve, a national organization that supports the cause. The day is part of President Obama’s request torenew America through volunteerism.
This marks the fourth consecutive year Mr. Handyman has rallied around the cause, donating a combined 2,400 hours of labor to groups in need over the past three years.
The franchise will use their skilled technicians’ time this year with local fire stations and hopes to build on past efforts.
“Our brand is made up of local entrepreneurs who thrive in their communities, and there’s no better time for our franchisees to give back than on this day,” said Alex Roberts, President of Mr. Handyman. “During this time, it’s important to show the country what we're capable of – honoring the lives and memories of 9/11 heroes past and present.”
For more information, go to http://www.mrhandyman.com/national-day-of-service.aspx. To learn more about the Scotch Plains Volunteer Fire Department, please visit www.scotchplainsnj.com/firedept.html.
About Mr. Handyman
Mr. Handyman is part of a network of independently owned and operated franchises with 250 locations nationwide, which provide commercial and residential property maintenance, repair and improvement services. Founded in March 2000, Mr. Handyman is a member of Service Brands International, a group of service companies that provide a variety of timesaving services ideally suited for today’s active consumer.Entrepreneur magazine has repeatedly recognized Mr. Handyman as one of America’s fastest growing, service-oriented franchise systems and the No. 1 handyman service. To locate a Mr. Handyman franchise near you, visit www.mrhandyman.com.