Media Contact: Rachel Shaykin, Fishman Public Relations, email@example.com
FOR immediate release
Local Veteran and Wife to Receive Donated Repair Services from Locally-Owned Neighborly Home Service Franchises
Mr. Handyman of Northern Virginia – Arlington to Haymarket, Mr. Handyman of Fairfax and Eastern Loudoun Counties, Mr. Appliance of Northern Virginia, and The Grounds Guys of Gainesville Virginia Participate in 2019 National Day of Service
WASHINGTON – (Sept. 6, 2019) – As part of the National Day of Service, technicians from Mr. Handyman of Northern Virginia – Arlington to Haymarket, Mr. Handyman of Fairfax and Eastern Loudoun Counties, Mr. Appliance of Northern Virginia, and The Grounds Guys of Gainesville Virginia, all Neighborly companies, will donate over 300 hours of repair and maintenance services on Friday, Sept. 6 for the 2019 National Day of Service.
Over a dozen Mr. Handyman, Mr. Appliance and The Grounds Guys volunteer staff will visit the home of Woodbridge resident and disabled military veteran Ralph Steinway and his wife Linda. Ralph served in the US Army from 1971 to 1997. Ralph and Linda are life members at VFW Post 1503 where Ralph has previously served as the Post Commander and Linda has served as the President of the Women’s Auxiliary.
Mr. Handyman, Mr. Appliance, and The Grounds Guys’ services will be installing handrails and grab bars, adding a ramp, and repairing the landscaping to allow the Steinway’s more mobility and safety in and around their home.
This service project is part of a national effort by Mr. Handyman where technicians from coast to coast are encouraged to reach out to a special local charity, organization or individual in need of home repair services. Jobs include helping to repair, maintain and enhance living areas, kitchens, bathrooms or anything else in need of refurbishment and renovation. All projects will take place during the month of September in honor of the 17th anniversary of 9/11.
“We are honored to be serving Mr. and Mrs. Steinway as part of Mr. Handyman’s National Day of Service campaign,” said Jo McCabe, owner of Mr. Handyman of Northern Virginia – Arlington to Haymarket. “We are excited to be part of a national campaign that allows us to give back to our community. As a veteran myself, it is a great honor to be able to assist a fellow veteran and his family.”
The Sept.11 National Day of Service and Remembrance is a federally recognized day of service aimed at honoring the victims, survivors and those who served in response to the attacks and transforming the tragedy into a day of unity, empathy and positive service. Launched in 2002 by the non-profit MyGoodDeed, National Day of Service is the nation’s largest annual day of charitable engagement, with nearly 30 million Americans stepping out each September 11 to volunteer and support charities in honor of 9/11, according to 9/11 Day.
This marks the 11th consecutive year Mr. Handyman has rallied around the cause, donating more than 6,500 hours of labor to groups in need over the past 10 years. The franchise will use its skilled technicians’ time this year to give back to local communities and bring people together for a positive cause.
“This campaign allows our franchisees to band together to give back to the local communities that they serve every day. Especially during this time when we are honoring the lives and memories of 9/11 heroes, it is important to actively be part of these communities and step up where we are needed,” said Mr. Handyman President J.B. Sassano. “Now more than ever, we’re focusing on bringing communities and groups of people together for a positive cause.”
About Mr. Handyman®
Mr. Handyman® is North America’s leading commercial and residential property maintenance, repair and improvement company. With nearly 200 locations throughout the U.S. and Canada, Mr. Handyman is recognized as one of the fastest growing service-oriented franchise systems and handyman service. Acquired in 2015, Mr. Handyman is part of Neighborly®, a community of home experts, leveraging nearly 3,700 professional home service experts worldwide with a unique direct service function that provides consumers assistance with nearly all aspects of their home care needs. Neighborly brands are found at www.GetNeighborly.com. For more information about Mr. Handyman, visit www.MrHandyman.com and to learn about franchising opportunities with all Neighborly companies, visit https://franchise.neighborlybrands.com/.