We'd like to take this time to wish you health and happiness this holiday season and prosperity in the New Year. We thank you for your business and for letting us be part of your success.
Merry Christmas, happy holidays and all the best to you, your family, and your organization!
The ServiceMaster All Care Team
|Giving Back With Operation Christmas Child
Each year ServiceMaster All Care Restoration has the privilege of participating in Operation Christmas Child.
Operation Christmas Child is a global Christmas gift exchange project operated by Samaritan's Purse. Each November, thousands of locations are dedicated to collecting shoeboxes filled with toys, school supplies, personal items, and other gifts, which are then distributed to children all over the world. From 1993 through 2008, some 69 million gift boxes have been handed out in more than 130 countries.
Volunteers from our company shopped for underprivileged children and packed toys and gift items into a shoebox, which was then shipped by Samaritan's Purse to poverty-stricken areas worldwide. Dedicated volunteers will deliver these shoeboxes to children who would not normally receive a Christmas present.
|Blast From The Past|
On December 29, 1863, John Goodwin, chief justice of Arizona, and the appointed officials arrived at Navajo Springs and formally established the Territory of Arizona. They went on to travel to Fort Whipple, north of Prescott, and set up a temporary capital for the new territory.
|Tips in the Event of Fire Damage|
- If the outdoor temperature is above 60 degrees, open windows and doors to help air out your home and reduce smoke odors.
- Clean chrome, formica, aluminum and porcelain fixtures to prevent tarnishing.
- If your furnace uses forced hot air, change the air filter.
- If the electricity is off, clean out the refrigerator and leave doors propped open.
- Send any clothing with heavy smoke damage to a qualified restoration dry cleaner for thorough cleaning.
Keep Your Holidays Happy and Safe
The holiday season is upon us,
and while filled with fun and family, this time of year can also pose some unique safety hazards.
- Choose a live tree with needles that cling tightly to the branches. To check for freshness, thump the tree trunk firmly on the ground. If needles rain down, pick another tree.
- Keep your tree watered throughout the holiday season. If the tree dries out, discard it.
- Don't place your tree near sources of ignition, like fireplaces and heaters.
Holiday Light Safety
- Inspect lights every year for frayed wires, bare spots and damaged sockets. Don't run wires under rugs or carpets that might hide damage.
- Don't string more than three strands of lights together, unless the manufacturer specifically says it is safe to do so.
- Always turn off your holiday and tree ights when you leave the house or go to bed.
- Select sturdy, non-flammable candle holders that cannot easily be tipped over and place them on non-flammable surfaces, away from items such as decorations, curtains and Christmas trees.
- Extinguish taper candles when two inches of wax remains; snuff out container candles when wax burns down to 1/2 inch.
- Do not leave candles burning in an empty room, when you leave your home or when you go to bed.