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National Blood Donor Month
National Blood Donor Month is celebrated in the United States in January each year since 1970. January is a time that sees significantly less blood donations due to the holidays, people’s busy schedules, seasonal illness and inclement winter weather. This makes January one of the most difficult times to collect enough donations to meet needs. This is what led President Nixon to declare January as National Blood Donor Month on December 31, 1969.
The American Red Cross says that nearly 38% of the U.S. population is eligible to donate blood yet only around 10% actually donate. One pint of blood can save up tp three lives! Some other benefits include:
- Free blood tests – donated blood is tested and donor can asked to be informed if any irregularities are found.
- Satisfaction of saving human lives
- Calorie burn – Blood donation process burns 650 calories – about the same as an average spin class!
- Reduced risk of heart disease – helps eliminate excess buildup of iron in the blood
- Reduced risk of cancer – also due to reduction of excess iron buildup in the blood
To find out more on the blood donation process and where to give, visit either www.redcross.org or https://www.giveapint.org/
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SERVPRO of Upper Bucks Time Management Plan!
Imagine yourself waking up, coming down the stairs to make your morning brew. You’re yawning, not paying particular attention to your surroundings until, “Splash!”
You’re suddenly ankle deep in a large puddle of water.
But is it just a puddle?
No, you’re awake now and you realize this “puddle” is covering the entire first floor of your home. Where did this all come from? What do you do? Who do you call? The Fire Department? The Police?
You have so many questions with exceptionally little time. Once water has entered your home, extraction becomes an essential, time-sensitive matter.
SERVPRO of Upper Bucks strictly abides to meeting or exceeding the “1,4,8” rule. Within one hour of receiving a new loss, the client will be contacted by one of our compliance staff to schedule a time for our crew chief to come scope the affected areas. Within four hours of scheduling, our highly-trained crew will arrive on-site to begin work. After eight hours, all current job information will be processed, uploaded and relayed to client.
It is with the, “1, 4, 8” rule that SERVPRO of Upper Bucks effectively performs time-management skills. The nature of our business is to help clients get through some of the toughest times they may face. Many of them have just lost their personal belongings or content, or a piece of their being that is otherwise irreplaceable. Because of these reasons, we do everything we can to act promptly and begin the restoration process in order to return a sense of normalcy to our client’s lives as quickly as possible.
Content by: SERVPRO Corporate
SERVPRO of Upper Bucks, SERVPRO of Pennypack/Bustleton & SERVPRO of Germantown 76ERS V.S. THE GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS TICKET GIVEAWAY/SWEEPSTAKES - OFFICIAL RULES
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. MAKING A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW. THIS SWEEPSTAKES/GIVEAWAY IS IN NO WAY SPONSORED, ENDORSED OR ADMINISTERED BY OR ASSOCIATED WITH FACEBOOK, THE PHILADELPHIA 76ERS, WELLS FARGO AND/OR THE GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS.WE DO NOT OWN THE RIGHTS TO THE IMAGES USED THE FLYER. THE IMAGES USED BELONG SOLELY TO THEIR RESPECTIVE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS.
1. PROMOTION DESCRIPTION:
The SERVPRO of Upper Bucks, SERVPRO of Pennypack/Bustleton & SERVPRO of Germantown 76ers v.s. The Golden State Warriors Sweepstakes (\"Sweepstakes\") begins on December 28th 2019 at 12:00 p.m. and ends on February 21st 2019 at 11:59 p.m. (the \"Promotion Period\").
The sponsor of this Sweepstakes is SERVPRO of Upper Bucks, SERVPRO of Pennypack/Bustleton and SERVPRO of Germantown ("Sponsor"). By participating in the Sweepstakes, each Entrant unconditionally accepts and agrees to comply with and abide by these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor, which shall be final and binding in all respects. Sponsor is responsible for the collection, submission or processing of Entries and the overall administration of the Sweepstakes. Entrants should look solely to Sponsor with any questions, comments or problems related to the Sweepstakes. Sponsor may be reached by email at marketingstaff@SERVPROupperbucks.com during the Promotion Period.
Open to legal residents of The United States, given the Entrant can provide transportation to and from the game, who are a minimum of 18 years of age (the \"Entrant\"). If the Entrant is under 18 years of age, a parent or guardian can claim the prize for the Entrant. Sponsor, and their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, distributors, retailers, sales representatives, advertising and promotion agencies and each of their respective officers, directors and employees (the \"Promotion Entities\"), are ineligible to enter the Sweepstakes or win a prize. Household Members and Immediate Family Members of such individuals are also not eligible to enter or win. "Household Members" shall mean those people who share the same residence at least three months a year. "Immediate Family Members" shall mean parents, step-parents, legal guardians, children, step-children, siblings, step-siblings, or spouses. This Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited or restricted by law.
Grand Prize: One (1) winners will receive [Two (2) Tickets, Lower Level Section 101, Row 19, Seats 4 and 5, to the 76ers v.s. the Golden State Warriors on Saturday March 2nd 2019] (approximate retail value or "ARV": $1,331.50)
Prizes cannot be transferred, redeemed for cash or substituted by winner. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole and absolute discretion to award a substitute prize of equal or greater value if a prize described in these Official Rules is unavailable or cannot be awarded, in whole or in part, for any reason. The ARV of the prize represents Sponsor's good faith determination. That determination is final and binding and cannot be appealed. If the actual value of the prize turns out to be less than the stated ARV, the difference will not be awarded in cash. Sponsor makes no representation or warranty concerning the appearance, safety or performance of any prize awarded. Restrictions, conditions, and limitations may apply. Sponsor will not replace any lost or stolen prize items.
This Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of The United States, given they can provide their own transportation, and the Prize will only be awarded and/or delivered to addresses within said locations. All federal, state and/or local taxes, fees, and surcharges are the sole responsibility of the prize winner. Failure to comply with the Official Rules will result in forfeiture of the prize.
4. HOW TO ENTER:
Enter the Sweepstakes during the Promotion Period online on Facebook by liking one (1), two (2), or all three (3) of our Facebook pages: SERVPRO of Upper Bucks (@SERVPROOfUpperBucks), SERVPRO of Pennypack/Bustleton (@SERVPROppb), and SERVPRO of Germantown (@SERVPROofgermantown). By liking one of the three pages, the Entrant’s name will be entered once. If the Entrant likes two (2) of our pages, his/her name will be entered twice. If the Entrant likes all three (3) of our pages, the Entrant’s name will be entered three times. The Entrant can only enter the contest by liking one, two or all three of the pages listed. Liking any other Facebook pages not specified above including but not limited to, other SERVPRO Franchises, will not qualify for entry. There are no additional ways to enter the Sweepstakes.
If the Entrant “likes” one of the pages and then “unlikes” one or all of the pages, their entry will be disqualified and the Entrant’s name will be removed from the Sweepstakes. Internet entry must be made by the Entrant. Any attempt by Entrant to obtain more than the stated number of Entries by using multiple/different email addresses, identities, registrations, logins or any other methods, will void Entrant's Entries and that Entrant may be disqualified. Final eligibility for the award of any prize is subject to eligibility verification as set forth below. All Entries must be posted by the end of the Promotion Period in order to participate. Sponsor's database clock will be the official timekeeper for this Sweepstakes.
5. WINNER SELECTION:
The Winner of the Sweepstakes will be selected in a random drawing from among all eligible Entries received throughout the Promotion Period. The random drawing will be conducted on Friday February 22, 2019 after the Promotion Period by Sponsor or its designated representatives, whose decisions are final. Odds of winning will vary depending on the number of eligible Entries received.
6. WINNER NOTIFICATION:
Winner will be notified by Facebook Messenger and the Facebook email provided on the Entrant’s Facebook profile if one is provided approximately by the end of the day on Friday February 22, 2019 after the random drawing. Potential Winner must accept a prize by email as directed by Sponsor within 24 hours of notification or else the prize will be forfeited and a second Winner will be chosen in the same regards.. Sponsor is not responsible for any delay or failure to receive notification for any reason, including inactive email account(s), technical difficulties associated therewith, or Winner’s failure to adequately monitor any email account.
Any winner notification not responded to or returned as undeliverable may result in prize forfeiture. The potential prize winner may be required to sign and return an affidavit of eligibility and release of liability, and a Publicity Release (collectively \"the Prize Claim Documents\"). No substitution or transfer of a prize is permitted except by Sponsor.
8. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY:
Sponsor assumes no responsibility or liability for (a) any incorrect or inaccurate entry information, or for any faulty or failed electronic data transmissions; (b) any unauthorized access to, or theft, destruction or alteration of entries at any point in the operation of this Sweepstakes; (c) any technical malfunction, failure, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or communications line failure, regardless of cause, with regard to any equipment, systems, networks, lines, satellites, servers, camera, computers or providers utilized in any aspect of the operation of the Sweepstakes; (d) inaccessibility or unavailability of any network or wireless service, the Internet or website or any combination thereof; (e) suspended or discontinued Internet, wireless or landline phone service; or (f) any injury or damage to participant's or to any other person’s computer or mobile device which may be related to or resulting from any attempt to participate in the Sweepstakes or download of any materials in the Sweepstakes.
If, for any reason, the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned for reasons which may include without limitation, infection by computer virus, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes which may corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Sweepstakes, the Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes in whole or in part. In such event, Sponsor shall immediately suspend all drawings and prize awards, and Sponsor reserves the right to award any remaining prizes (up to the total ARV as set forth in these Official Rules) in a manner deemed fair and equitable by Sponsor. Sponsor and Released Parties shall not have any further liability to any participant in connection with the Sweepstakes.
9. SOCIAL NETWORK DISCLAIMER
10. WINNER LIST/OFFICIAL RULES:
To obtain a copy of the Winner List or a copy of these Official Rules, send your request along with a stamped, self-addressed envelope to SERVPRO of Upper Bucks cc: The 76ers v.s. The Golden State Warriors Giveaway at 1501 W. Park Ave, Perkasie, Pennsylvania 18944 or by email at marketingstaff@SERVPROupperbucks.com. Requests for the names of the winners must be received no later than March 21, 2019 after the Promotion Period has ended. The winner will alsop be posted on all three of the Facebook accounts listed above in the “How To Enter” section. The winner will be posted after winner confirmation is complete.
SERVPRO of Upper Bucks, 1501 W. Park Ave, Perkasie, Pennsylvania 18944, marketingstaff@SERVPROupperbucks.com
SERVPRO of Pennypack/Bustleton, 9800 Ashton Rd, Philadelphia, PA 19114, marketingstaff@SERVPROupperbucks.com
SERVPRO of Germantown, 5501 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19144, marketingstaff@SERVPROupperbucks.com
After an emergency involving one's own property, whether it be a bad storm, fire or water damage, many properties need to be boarded up. Board ups are done to prevent the properties from incurring any further damage before the remediation process can begin. Board ups are one thing that should be left to the professionals. Most people are experiencing emotional trauma after an emergency involving their own property. By calling SERVPRO in for a board up, it relieves some of the stress and leaves our customers with time to deal with the accident on their own time.
Aside from the board up, we also can start the remediation and restoration process as soon as possible. Our services are available 24/7 and we always have a crew on call ready to assist in emergency situations. Give us a call today at 215-536-7989.
An Inside Look in to Our Sponsorships
Some of our team members helping serve food during the ABC Eastern Clay Shoot Event.
Our owners, Sean McCabe and Mike McGrory, are the first people to lend a hand and help sponsor groups in our community. Although most sponsorships consist of money or a check, they believe there is a greater value to gain out of these experiences. That is why in place of a check, they supply lunch, volunteers, and/ or supplies. Whether they are providing lunch during an event in the community or at one of the local chambers of commerce or association groups, they barbecue and cook everything from scratch! Some of the office staff will then come and help serve the food and run the event. This type of sponsorship leaves lasting impressions on people in a way that goes way beyond a monetary value. We build connections with people in our community while supplying them with the best lunch they have ever had! We aren’t just saying that either, everyone always raves about Sean and Mike’s cooking. We find great joy in being able to give back to our community and to the groups we are apart of.
Hydrating Heroes lll
This year SERVPRO of Upper Bucks, along with other local SERVPRO Franchises, are hosting their 3rd annual Hydrating Heroes event at the Wells Fargo Center! This event celebrates the commitment of all of our First Responders and Community Heroes. What started out as a smaller event has grown tremendously over the past three years. So much that last year the event was moved to Lot C at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pa. Hydrating Heroes is a tailgate event where breakfast is served, prizes are raffled away, and a multitude of cases of water are given away to the First Responder Community. Even though Hydrating Heroes is held in December of each year, we have heated tents to keep everyone warm!
Miller Keystones will also be back for a 3rd year as well hosting a blood drive on site. This event is open to all First Responders and blood donors.
Please contact Sean McCabe at firstname.lastname@example.org to RVSP.
Content and picture by: Sean McCabe from SERVPRO of Upper Bucks
SERVPRO of Upper Bucks supports the Quakertown Concert Series
SERVPRO of Upper Bucks, Germantown and Pennypack/Bustleton Big Green Tent
The Quakertown Concert Series at The Univest Performance Center continues as announced by Univest.
SERVPRO of Upper Bucks is proud to be a supporting sponsor. We look forward to The Charlie Daniels Band tonight. The big green tent is ready to go. That thing is everywhere!
See the Quakertown Borough and Univest announcement from May 2018.
Quakertown Borough Announces Univest Performance Center
By: Univest May 7, 2018
The Borough of Quakertown recently announced that Univest Bank and Trust Co. will serve as the official sponsor of the amphitheater at the Park at Fourth, which will now be known as the Univest Performance Center. Starting in June, the Sounds of Summer Concert Series at the Univest Performance Center will feature six concerts from world-class entertainers on select Thursdays throughout the summer.
The 2018 concert line-up consists of the following acts:
June 14: Tommy James & the Shondells
June 28: The Marshall Tucker Band
July 12: The Charlie Daniels Band
July 26: Journey Former Lead Vocalist Steve Augeri
August 16: Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone
August 23: The Little River Band
Tickets for the Sounds of Summer Concert Series, presented by Sands Auto Group, will be available for purchase starting Thursday, May 3, 2018 online at http://quakertown.eventbrite.com/.
Updating and utilizing the amphitheater at the Park at Fourth is a key component to the Borough’s overall revitalization plan, which has already helped stimulate the local economy by attracting new businesses and developers.
“Quakertown Borough Council and Administration are grateful to the generosity Univest Bank and Trust Co. is demonstrating with their involvement in sponsoring the new amphitheater in our Park at Fourth. This type of collaboration between private and public enhances the quality of our community, brings cultural dimension to our parks system, and works to keep the costs for the park improvements out of the borough’s operating budget,” said Quakertown council president Donald Rosenberger. “The Borough is committed to providing our community and surrounding area with top-shelf entertainment at the Univest Performance Center.”
Last year, the Sounds of Summer Concert Series was introduced and immediately attracted thousands of concert goers for its three performances. This year, with Univest’s support, the series has grown, and the Borough is eager to capitalize on this underused property. The Borough is confident that the Univest Performance Center will further help promote tourism, drive awareness of downtown businesses, encourage a local sense of community, and further establish Quakertown as a destination point.
“Univest Bank and Trust Co. is thrilled to be part of the exciting revitalization taking place in Quakertown,” said Mike Keim, president, Univest Bank and Trust Co. “For 142 years, Univest has been committed to supporting the local communities we serve. Uniting neighbors, friends and family while experiencing arts and culture will undoubtedly bring our community closer together. We look forward to a summer filled with great entertainment, fellowship and fun.”
For more information on the Sounds of Summer Concert Series, contact the Quakertown Borough’s Parks & Recreation Department at 215-536-5001.
First Responder Support Month!
Our Marketing Manager and Marketing Assistant at the shooting range with their police academy program!
Here at SERVPRO of Upper Bucks, we thrive on the support of our First Responders!
May is First Responder Support Month, so we want to continue to remind our local fire departments, EMS Departments, and police officers that we appreciate and support them! They put so much on the line for our community, and we want to give back.
What are ways SERVPRO supports our First Responders?
First, we DONATE DONATE DONATE! Whether it is resources or time we make an effort all year long to donate to our First Responders. We do this through the donation of cases of water. Most fire departments are volunteer ran, so donating something as simple as water can go a long way for these organizations. We donate water all year round, and even host an event called "Hydrating Heroes" at the end of year, to donate these cases of water in bulk to all of the fire departments in the Bucks, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties. All money is raised to purchase these cases through our SERVPRO Golf Outing Classic in September.
SERVPRO of Upper Bucks also donates our time to first responders. This means we volunteer at various events our First Responders host such as fire department breakfasts, festivals, and more! We want to help in any way we can, so simply volunteering can go a long way.
We also have been sending our staff to the Citizen's Police Academy with Quakertown Borough Police Department the past couple years. What does this mean? Our staff go to these classes, and learn about the police department, how they operate, and develop more appreciation for them and what they do. This is another way to support your police, and engaging in these classes learning about them. Our staff just complete the classes this week, and they had a wonderful time!
How can you support our First Responders?
There are plenty of ways. You can do something as simple as saying hello and thanking them. If you see a police officer on the street, go up to them and thank them. They will appreciate that!
To go even further, drop them off a basket, or card, or an other goodies! On National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day in January, bring them coffee in the morning before they start their day! Something as small as that can make someone's day.
Want to go even further? VOLUNTEER! The police departments need Fire Police, the fire departments need volunteer fire fighters, and so much more opportunities!
Remember, this month is First Responder Appreciation Month, National Police Week is May 16th to May 19th, and National EMS Week is May 20th to May 26th!
SERVPRO is a huge supporter for First Responders, and continue to be as involved as possible through donation, volunteer work, and involvement in various organizations such as the Pennsylvania Fire & Emergency Services Institute (PFESI).
A day at SERVPRO of Upper Bucks
What's a day at SERVPRO of Upper Bucks like?
Well...let's find out! A video touring our facility is posted in our video section as well! Here at our office, we are like a little community. The beauty of working for a company such as SERVPRO, we get the small office environment.
We have our technicians and crew chiefs, who are out doing what we do best--RESTORATION!! They come in every morning and prepare for the day, and then they're out working on jobs! They are essential to our company, but this is not to say our office staff is not important. We all work together to make a great business! We are like a machine, all parts are important and essential to success.
Now, we have our office staff, and they work just as hard to help make our business a success! Watch the video to see what our office staff is doing!
Hey, maybe in the next post, you'll get to meet an office member! You'll also get to meet a crew member...I know the anticipation is probably driving you nuts! Not to worry, that will come soon. This is simply the beginning of many introductions.
As I mentioned the crew comes in every morning where they'll learn where they will work for the day. From there, they're off! Upcoming posts will provide insight on what typically happens on a water job or a fire job.
For now, take a look at the video posted to learn about what our office looks like, and all the happy faces that inhabit it!
Watch out this winter for water damage...with the weather warming up, the snow melting, that means potential for water damage. Make sure you call the clean-up professionals, SERVPRO of Upper Bucks to help you with this stressful time. Our goal is to make your home or business back to the way it was prior to the disaster and make it "Like it never even happened."
Call us at (215)-536-7989 if you need us!
December 9th, 2016 turned out to be an exceptionally successful and unique day in the SERVPRO world.
Early in the morning on this day, owners and staff from SERVPROs of the Greater Philadelphia region teamed up to accept a delivery of 1,800 cases of SERVPRO-branded water at the SERVPRO of Upper Bucks' warehouse.
The 1,800 cases were intended for donation and distribution. 25-50 cases were allocated to surrounding first responder organizations. First Responders have a high demand for water for use on their apparatus, at their facility, or while responding to an emergency situation.
The 1,800 cases of water arrived promptly at 9 a.m. via tractor trailer and SERVPRO staff were at the ready to unload all 25 pallets and temporarily place them in the warehouse.
After all 25 pallets were safely secured, the distribution began. SERVPRO trucks and vans, in addition to the vehicles of the several first responder organizations who attended that morning to personally accept their donations, filled the two loading docks and front lawn continuously until just remnants of the empty pallets were left. From there, the cases were delivered to almost 100 previously-contacted first responders in the surrounding areas.
One of the attendees that morning later thanked us for the event stating, "I cannot tell you how grateful we are for your organization's generosity!" It's comments like these that make community involvement truly fulfilling.
We hope to continue the spirit of Hydrating Heroes I by hosting another sometime during the warmer weather months. Stay tuned and a sincere thank-you to those who helped make the first one such a success!
Growing Within Our Community
Meeting Our Neighbors
SERVPRO of Upper Bucks has spent almost 20 years in business in their local community. 20 years is a long time to spend within a community, yet we've realized we've neglected the importance of actually taking the time to meet our neighbors and local businesses.
We've recently begun to refocus our attention on what matters most, our community.
Who better to meet than those who put their lives on the line for our protection? SERVPRO of Upper Bucks supports their first responders through participation and support of their events such as; 5K runs/walks, Police Chiefs' meetings and fire department open houses. We also donate cases of water to our first responders for use during their emergency situations.
There is no community event (or building emergency) too big or too small for SERVPRO of Upper Bucks. We are constantly welcoming the opportunity to sponsor and participate in local events. Recently, we have provided our support through volunteerism and donations at several fall festivals, inaugural concerts, Fire Department open-houses and breakfasts, Chamber of Commerce events as well as career-oriented school-sponsored programs.
Our Doors Are Always Open
We are hoping to continue to grow in our community by meeting all of our neighbors at community events and much more! We welcome the opportunity to meet with community members, business leaders, Chamber(s) of Commerce members, Police, Firemen or any one of our neighbors wishing to stop by and learn more about our business!
Give us a call or stop by the office at any time!
If you'd like to see some of the events we've recently participated in, visit our website under the community events section!
We look forward to meeting you, neighbor!
We Support Our Police
The Pennsylvania FOP, Fraternal Order of Police, is a non-profit organization that represents Police Officers from all across Pennsylvania. Their primary focus is to assist retired officers, provide assistance to the families of those who have fallen in the line of duty and assist disabled or injured law enforcement members.
Early this week on August 8th and 9th, SERVPRO of Upper Bucks was in attendance at the PA FOP State Lodge Convention. The convention had the goal of bringing together all the different members of FOP and informing them of the support PA FOP has provided and what it plans to do.
While there, SERVPRO of Upper Bucks met numerous law enforcement officials and were able to personally connect with them and thank them for all of their service.
In addition, on behalf of SERVPRO, a Kegerator was donated for raffle and raised over $150 to donate to the FOP. Everyone in attendance was exceptionally grateful of our generosity.
SERVPRO of Upper Bucks as well as many franchises across Pennsylvania, are striving to show continued support of our first responders and local law enforcement agents.