Dryer Vent Wizard Raises $22,000 to Benefit Children's Burn Foundation
Leading Dryer Vent Cleaning and Repair Franchise Raises Funds for Non-Profit for Sixth Consecutive Year
FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. - March 20, 2018 // PRNewswire // - Dryer Vent Wizard, North America's leading dryer cleaning and repair franchise, raised $22,000 throughout the past year to benefit the Children's Burn Foundation, a non-profit organization that helps child burn survivors and provides state-of-the-art reconstructive treatment, emergency family assistance, survivor and family camps, counseling, a teen support program, and prevention and education programs that reach more than 50,000 children and families annually.
Together, Dryer Vent Wizard and the Children's Burn Foundation work to raise awareness about the dangers of fires. Each year, during National Fire Prevention Month in October, franchisees pledge to donate a portion of their profits. In 2017, franchisees donated more than $14,200. Home office employees hosted a can and bottle drive, and corporate vendors also donated. Additional funds were donated from online contributions.
The franchise stepped up its efforts this past year by participating in the Tough Mudder race, which challenges participants' strength, stamina, mental grit and teamwork in a series of 10-12 mile obstacle mud-run events. A Dryer Vent Wizard corporate team that included Terry Reuer, CEO of Dryer Vent Wizard, Jason Kapica, Vice President of Dryer Vent Wizard, Mike Donnelly, legal administrator, as well as seven friends and family members, raised $1,160.
"We are thrilled to see our entire system really ramp up fundraising efforts – from our corporate office to our franchisees," said Terry Reuer, CEO of Dryer Vent Wizard. "This is a cause that is near and dear to our hearts. The ultimate goal is to keep people safe. Our monetary contributions and support of fire prevention education allow us to assist in achieving that goal."
Over the past six years, the franchise has donated a total of nearly $86,000 to the Children's Burn Foundation.
"We are grateful for Dryer Vent Wizard's outstanding efforts and generosity year after year," said Sharon Townsend, Director of the Children's Burn Foundation. "Their mission is parallel to ours, making them an ideal partner to achieve further consumer coaching surrounding burn prevention."
For more information about Dryer Vent Wizard, visit www.dryerventwizard.com.
About Dryer Vent Wizard
Headquartered in Farmington Hills, Mich., Dryer Vent Wizard is a North American franchise that specializes in dryer vent repair, replacement, alteration, cleaning and maintenance for both residential and commercial clients. The company was founded in 2004 by Dave Lavalle, who also founded Mr. Handyman, and currently operates 92 locations across the U.S. and Canada, serving over 9,000 communities. Dryer Vent Wizard is a member of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). For more information about Dryer Vent Wizard and to learn more about franchise opportunities, visit www.dryerventwizard.com.
About the Children's Burn Foundation
For over 30 years, Children's Burn Foundation has provided care to children with severe burns, who, because of a lack of financial resources and/or medical insurance, cannot otherwise benefit from medical treatment and much-needed post-acute services. The mission of Children's Burn Foundation is: to prevent the pain and trauma of burn injuries to children, and; to heal and give children who have suffered severe burns the opportunity to reach their full potential, physically, psychologically and socially. CBF is the ONLY Foundation providing full recovery services to child burn survivors from the date of their burn injury until they are 18 years old. Children's Burn Foundation now serves over 71,000 children and families annually. To learn more, please visit www.childburn.org.
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