FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., Jan. 29, 2019 — Exceeding 2017's donation, Dryer Vent Wizard, North America's leading dryer vent cleaning and repair franchise, raised $22,033 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.
Every October during National Fire Prevention Month, Dryer Vent Wizard and the Children's Burn Foundation work to raise awareness about the dangers of fires. In 2018, throughout the months of October, November and December, the Dryer Vent Wizard corporate office raised funds to benefit the Children's Burn Foundation through donations from franchisees, corporate staff and family and friends of Dryer Vent Wizard. Additionally, activities were held for the home office staff to help raise money.
The franchise kicked off the fundraiser by participating in the Tough Mudder race for the second consecutive year, which challenges participants' strength, stamina, mental grit and teamwork. Members of the Dryer Vent Wizard team who participated in the 10-mile, 20-obstacle mud-run race included Jason Kapica, President; Terry Reuer, Executive Chair; Mike Donnelly, Legal Administrator; and Logan Standifer, Development Admin and Graphic Designer.
“Each year, we are excited to ramp up our fundraising efforts and watch our corporate office and franchisees come together to support such a wonderful cause,” said Reuer. “As the leading dryer vent maintenance and repair franchise, our ultimate goal is to keep people everywhere safe. Between our dedication to educating individuals on the importance of fire prevention and the system's monetary contributions, we are happy to be achieving that goal.”
Since 2012, the franchise has donated a total of nearly $108,000 to the Children's Burn Foundation.
“Each year, Dryer Vent Wizard displays outstanding generosity and fundraising efforts on behalf of a mission that is parallel to ours – fire prevention and safety,” said Sharon Townsend, Director of the Children's Burn Foundation. “We are extremely thankful and look forward to partnering with the franchise in the future 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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