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SERVPRO’s “Hydrate For Heroes” Helps Hydrate Area Firefighters While Fighting Fires

As this is being written, there is a serious, health-threatening heat wave going on. No group of people is threatened more during these occurrences than our firefighters when they are battling red-hot blazes. Hydration is critical for them. In an attempt to assist in the effort to make sure these dedicated people stay safe and hydrated, the local SERVPRO franchises have started a program called “Hydrate For Heroes.”

“We came up with the idea about a month ago, but it was just kicked off very recently, Ben Boyles, Business Development Director for SERVPRO, told Webb Weekly. We work closely with our local fire departments as they’re there for the property owners during the ‘loss’ event (fire/water, etc.), and we’re there for the owners after the fire restoring their homes. We operate two separate SERVPRO franchises, Williamsport/Montoursville and Lewisburg/Selinsgrove, so we have a vast territory that includes over 90 fire stations. So, when we realized this ongoing need was there, we knew we had to try to help.”

Boyles said they have regularly donated their SERVPRO bottled water cases for the past several years as best they can, but they’re a small, locally owned business. When they realized the need was so much more, they wanted to come up with a way to help get more people involved. So, they ordered another pallet of their Servpro bottled water, created the Logo, and put together the plan of attack.

They planned and scheduled their donations at several of the local fire departments to get it started, launched the Post, and are now off and running.

He said they plan this as an ongoing project. “We’d love for this to continue even after the summer with the efforts of the community now realizing the consistent, ongoing need of our local firemen,” stated Boyles. The campaign just launched and has gotten a great deal of traffic and views online, and we look forward to hearing and seeing the donations come into our fire departments.”

“The appreciation of these departments is so genuine when we’re there; it motivated us to put this campaign in motion. We appreciate this so much more than you know” is the universal response from the departments.”

To contribute to the ‘Hydrate Our Heroes’ program, simply drop off your bottled water donations at your local fire departments. Take a photo, post it on Facebook, and tag the fire department, as well as @Servprowilliamsportmontoursville and @Servprolewisburgselinsgrove. Most importantly, use the hashtag #HydrateOurHeroes to keep the momentum going!

Follow their Facebook Page to follow along and see others who proudly donate.