ServiceMaster Restoration By Wills, based in New London, Connecticut with additional offices in Stamford and Hartford, is partnering with the American Red Cross Connecticut for Ready 365’s Home Fire Preparedness Campaign. As part of the partnership, ServiceMaster Restoration By Wills has contributed $10,000 to the campaign.
“We’re grateful to ServiceMaster Restoration By Wills for this generous gift and for helping us to grow our Ready 365 program in this region,” said American Red Cross Connecticut and Rhode Island Region CEO Mario Bruno. “ServiceMaster Restoration By Wills partnership is key in helping us educate communities on fire safety.”
“ServiceMaster Restoration by Wills is proud to become a supporter of the Red Cross and the Ready 365 program. Being in the disaster restoration industry, we understand the impact and devastation that disasters cause and the importance of responding to those in need. We look supporting the Red Cross in their mission.” Steve Wills, Owner/Managing Director of ServiceMaster Restoration by Wills.
ServiceMaster Restoration By Wills contribution will support American Red Cross emergency preparedness and response services in Connecticut and Rhode Island, in particular, with the goal of reducing injuries and deaths from home fires.
“When disaster strikes, the Red Cross is there to provide immediate assistance with housing, food and other emergency needs,” Bruno said. “Through this campaign, we work proactively to help families be better prepared for the residential fires that make up the majority of our local disaster responses.”
Last year, the Red Cross responded to more than 1,000 local disasters in Connecticut and Rhode Island – most of them residential fires. The Home Fire Preparedness Campaign will bring Red Cross volunteers into communities to educate residents about fire safety and fire escape planning, as well as to install smoke alarms free of charge.
“The presence of working smoke alarms in a home can cut in half the risk of dying in a fire,” Bruno said. “Early warning, combined with a personal escape plan, can provide the precious minutes a family needs to safely escape a fire.”
Through the partnership, ServiceMaster Restoration by Wills employees will have the opportunity to volunteer with the Red Cross. ServiceMaster Restoration by Wills will also share safety information and tips from the Red Cross during the campaign.
About Ready 365:
Ready 365 Giving Program members are businesses that value the local impact and global reach of the Red Cross; they want to deepen their commitment to our mission; and they are ready to help save lives every day of the year.
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org/ct or visit us on Twitter at @CTRedCross.
About ServiceMaster Restoration by Wills
ServiceMaster Restoration by Wills has been providing disaster restoration services for over 30 years. As a leading ServiceMaster Restore business in the country, the company provides fire, water, flood, and smoke restoration; structural drying, 24/7 emergency services and more; while adhering to their own high standards of quality and corporate objectives. ServiceMaster Restoration by Wills has offices that serve territories throughout Connecticut, Massachusetts and New York, and also has an SRM large loss team that focuses on the clean-up of large commercial losses all around the world. For more information, visit www.smbywills.com.