Sept. 6, 2011: Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®) recognized The Dwyer Group® company Aire Serv, as well as sister companies Glass Doctor®, Mr. Appliance®, Mr. Electric®, Mr. Rooter Plumbing®; The Grounds Guys® for their support at the 2011 RMHC International Conference.
The RMHC global system comes together every two years to rally around its common mission of creating, finding and supporting programs that directly improve the health and well being of children. The event took place Aug. 9-12 in Chicago, Ill.
In addition to being recognized as a donor, representatives from these companies showcased examples of their in-kind donations and involvement with the Charity to attendees. As part of the national program, Aire Serv franchises provide heating and air conditioning work for Ronald McDonald Houses across North America.
Aire Serv is also running the "Helping Homes – Yours and Theirs" sweepstakes. The winner receives a heating and air conditioning system valued up to $5,000. Additionally, for every 10,000 entries received, Aire Serv will donate $1,000 to the winner's local RMHC chapter, up to $10,000.
″It was exciting to see the wonderful work RMHC does around the world and to know we are a part of it," said Mike Bidwell, president and COO of The Dwyer Group, Inc. "A key message takeaway was the emphasis on providing the biggest currency of all when a child is sick – time. We are proud to be partnered with such a strong and meaningful organization."
RMHC was established in memory of McDonald's® founder and franchise icon Ray Kroc in 1984. Their cornerstone program, the Ronald McDonald House®, provides a "home-away-from-home" so families can stay close by while their child gets the health care they need.
"We are pleased to recognized The Dwyer Group's generosity and involvement with RMHC and the Ronald McDonald House program. With their support, we are able to provide stability and vital resources to families so they can focus on what maters most - the critical needs of their children," said Marty Coyne, president and CEO of Ronald McDonald House Charities.
Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC), a non-profit, 501 (c) (3) corporation, creates, finds and supports programs that directly improve the health and well being of children. Through its global network of local Chapters in 53 countries and regions, its three core programs, the Ronald McDonald House®, Ronald McDonald Family Room® and Ronald McDonald Care Mobile®, and millions of dollars in grants to support children's programs worldwide, RMHC provides stability and resources to families so they can get and keep their children healthy and happy. All RMHC-supported programs provide a bridge to quality health care and give children and families the time they need together to heal faster and cope better. For more information about RMHC, visit www.rmhc.org, follow RMHC on Twitter (@RMHC), or like RMHC on Facebook (Facebook.com/RMHC Global).
Established in 1992, Aire Serv is a global franchise organization providing installation, maintenance and repair of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and indoor air quality systems. Recognized by Entrepreneur magazine among its "Franchise 500," Aire Serv franchisees provide these services to both residential and commercial customers at more than 175 locations in the United States and Canada. Aire Serv is a subsidiary of The Dwyer Group, Inc. For further information or to find the location nearest you, visit AireServ.com.