PuroClean, Inc. Forms Charitable Partnership with the American Red Cross

PuroClean Pledges $250,000 in 2012 to the Disaster Responder Program

February 28, 2012 // Franchising.com // PuroClean, Inc., a national property emergency restoration company, announced today that it has partnered with the American Red Cross as a member of the Red Cross Disaster Responder Program. PuroClean will be the first partner in the American Red Cross’ history to have the distinct privilege of incorporating the American Red Cross Disaster Responder Program logo on all PuroClean collateral and on all vehicles throughout North America.

PuroClean will provide support to the Disaster Responder Program by donating on an ongoing basis, in advance of major disasters, to help the Red Cross ensure an immediate response to meet the needs of those affected by disasters of all sizes, at no cost and regardless of income.

The partnership between the American Red Cross and the nationwide restoration company is a natural fit because both organizations’ mission is to support victims of disaster and effectively respond to the needs of those affected by working to restore their livelihoods to pre-disaster state.

“The American Red Cross and PuroClean have consistently been at the forefront of disaster preparedness – whether it is providing emotional, physical and material support,” said Lauren Reid, CEO of PuroClean. “As a member of the Disaster Responder program, we are helping to ensure that immediate relief for victims of disaster is met time and again.”

Each year, PuroClean performs more than 50,000 jobs throughout the US by providing restoration services from common household mishaps to large scale disasters. PuroClean currently has a comprehensive network of more than 300 franchise offices around the US offering emergency clean up, restoration and repair services including fire and smoke damage, water damage, flood water removal, and mold and mildew removal.

PuroClean, in addition to their traditional residential response, launched their Large Loss and Catastrophe Operations teams in support of the restoration industry, in 2011. Together, they are comprised of disaster restoration experts with more than 100 years of combined experience in 1,000+ large loss projects. PuroClean deploys the Large Loss team to offices throughout North America to mitigate and restore large-scale property disasters caused by hurricanes, floods, tornadoes, fires, and other emergencies.

Generous gifts from Disaster Responder members offset a range of expenses in the wake of domestic disasters including warehouse supplies, shelter and feeding costs, deploying a fleet of disaster response vehicles and reconnecting individuals separated during disaster.

PuroClean’s franchises will work with local Red Cross chapters on a number of fundraising events throughout the year to help raise funds for the Disaster Responder Program. These events will be comprised of golf outings, luncheons and bowling tournaments.

PuroClean has also served as a major partner in American Red Cross disaster recovery projects, including helping to rebuild Haiti in the wake of the devastating earthquake of January 2010.

About the American Red Cross

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation's blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission.

About PuroClean

PuroClean is a property damage restoration company that offers emergency clean up, restoration, and repair services including fire and smoke damage restoration, water damage restoration, flood water removal, and mold and mildew removal. PuroClean has earned the trust of property owners, insurance professionals and home service providers throughout the United States and Canada since 2001. Backed by a comprehensive network of 300 franchise offices and a national training and business support center, each PuroClean office responds promptly to property emergencies, demonstrating a high degree of professionalism and compassion. PuroClean certified technicians are thoroughly screened, insured and trained in utilizing the latest in mitigation technology and procedures throughout the remediation process while operating under a strict code of ethics. In addition to serving the needs of property owners, PuroClean offers hundreds of continuing education classes each year to insurance professionals and property service providers nationwide. In 2011, PuroClean trained over 10,000 insurance professionals nationwide, helping them earn their continuing education credits. For more information on PuroClean, please contact 800-775-PURO.

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