Tuscaloosa Toy Drive
A tiny Stormy and Blaze high-five for the toy drive success!
This year, SERVPRO of Tuscaloosa partnered with Tuscaloosa's One Place to put on a toy drive for local children within our community. The TOP organization has been around for years and has left a footprint in the Tuscaloosa community. Their Holiday Heart Campaign helps Tuscaloosa's children in need have a Christmas. With the help of some of the SERVPRO team, Northport Auto Supply and the Michael Mcguire State Farm Office, we were able to get most of the items on one child's needs list and additional toys and wrapping paper for other children. We look forward to making this an annual partnership and supporting our community with local Non-Profits! As you can see in the picture, our mascots Stormy and Blaze are high-fiving for the SERVPRO and Tuscaloosa's teamwork!
2016 Golf Tournament
Check Presentation from Golf Tournament 2016
In October of 2016, SERVPRO of Tuscaloosa hosted a golf tournament for local insurance agents and business people benefiting the West Alabama Chapter of The American Red Cross. This year with the help of our amazing sponsors and the golfers joining in on some crazy games at the holes, we were able to raise $1600.00 for the fire prevention campaign.
September in National Preparndess Month for any type of disaster and October is National Fire Prevention month! During these months of planning and preparing for the tournament, we also released tips and information in preparing your home and business on what to do in the event of a disaster. We also talked about measures you can take to hopefully prevent a house fire from devastating your family.
We had so much fun partnering with the Red Cross on this event. We look forward to next year being even bigger and better!
Fire Prevention Month in Tuscaloosa
Fall Bonfires in Tuscaloosa
OCTOBER IS NATIONAL FIRE PREVENTION MONTH
While many of us celebrate the cool weather, pumpkin spiced everything and the upcoming candy and costumes for Halloween here in Tuscaloosa, many organizations are making an effort to bring to light that October is National Fire Prevention month. According to FEMA, one in three house fires start in the kitchen.
When I was a kid, my grandmother set her kitchen on fire by accident sitting a burning candle on an eye that was still warm from dinner. Thankfully, all she needed was a kitchen refresh because we caught it in time. A fire in your Tuscaloosa home could happen and it will always be unexpected.
As we are gearing up for the holidays, testing Pinterest recipes and holiday themed goodies, let’s take a few minutes to educate our families on safe practices, make sure our homes are prepared and take the measures to prevent household fires this holiday season.
The American Red Cross has set up a Fire Prevention campaign to educate homes in safety tips to prevent serious injuries and fatal losses. According to their campaign page,
“Each year, the Red Cross responds to nearly 66,000 disasters, the vast majority of which are home fires. So we set a goal to reduce fire-related deaths and injuries in the US by 25% by 2020.
- 7 people die every day from a home fire
- 36 people suffer injuries as a result of home fires every day
- Over $7 billion in property damage occurs every year”
There are 5 ways you can help this month during the fire prevention campaign:
- Be prepared at home
- Educate your business and your classrooms
- Volunteer with your local American Red Cross Chapter and help other households with smoke alarms installation etc
- Donate to the cause if you are able
- Spread the word!!