DETROIT, MI - (Marketwired - Nov 18, 2013) - Terry Reuer, CEO of Dryer Vent Wizard (DVW), announced that its corporate headquarters and franchises raised $7,000 for the Children's Burn Foundation during National Fire Prevention month in October. All proceeds will go to benefit the non-profit's programs that provide educational, medical and psychological care for children burned in fires.
"Our franchisees throughout North America participated in a variety of activities during the month-long drive that helped to raise awareness about fire safety and to collect donations for this worthwhile organization," said Reuer. She recognized franchisee Webb Dickson, who serves Middlesex and Essex counties in eastern Massachusetts, as the top fundraiser at $750.
DVW franchisees gave out wristbands with the company's slogan "Prevent a Fire, Clean Your Dryer" in exchange for donations, and several franchises contributed a dollar from each completed customer service visit during October. Franchisees also partnered with local fire departments throughout the U.S. and Canada to give safety tips and demonstrate dryer vent cleaning services.
DVW is an international franchise that specializes in dryer vent repair, replacement, alteration, cleaning and maintenance for residential and commercial clients.
It is estimated that poorly maintained or clogged dryer vents are the leading cause of appliance fires, resulting in more than 15,500 dryer fires every year. These are only the reported cases.
Founded in 2004 and headquartered in Farmington Hills, Mich., Dryer Vent Wizard International services more than 9,000 communities of all sizes throughout the U.S. and Canada and helps raise public awareness about the importance of dryer vent cleaning to prevent dryer fires and save energy. For more information or to schedule an appointment, visit www.DryerVentWizard.com or call 866-498-SAFE (7233) in the U.S. and 866-395-SAFE (7233) in Canada.
Dryer Vent Wizard
586-619-2160, ext. 550
Margaret Blohm, APR
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