Recent Community Posts
Keene Housing Kids Collaborative-8th Annual Benefit Breakfast
We are grateful to have been invited to attend this year's KHKC Benefit Breakfast. Always uplifting and positive!
Recently, SERVPRO of Cheshire County attended the 8th Annual Benefit Breakfast for Keene Housing Kids Collaborative at Keene State College. SERVPRO of Cheshire County was invited to attend as a guest at the event along with numerous local companies and individuals who also support KHKC. Keene Housing Kids Collaborative is a non-profit organization serving kids that live in housing owned or managed by Keene Housing. The organization aims to give kids access to opportunities and experiences in the community that will help them gain confidence, have fun, and learn as they progress their way through kindergarten, elementary school, middle school and high school. We're very proud to support this amazing and vitally important organization! Thank you KHKC for all you do for the youth in our community!
Green Ups 2019
Photos From Green Up Peterborough, Green Up Keene and Green Up Brattleboro.
This Spring, we have participated in three local Green Ups! It feels great to help clean up local roads within our communities! The first Green Up we participated in was on April 19th. We helped the Contoocook Valley Board of Realtors with this year's Green Up Peterborough along busy Route 202. We had a great team this year: our Marketing Team (Derek, Andrea and Laura), Bill Fluhr of Freedom Home Inspection and Laurel Hansen of Bar Harbor Bank & Trust! Together we collected over 30 bags of garbage along the busy highway.
On Saturday, April 20th, the day after we participated in Green Up Peterborough, our Marketing Team braved the rain with the Monadnock Region Board of Realtors to help in this year's Green Up Keene! The weather wasn't on our side but we still managed to have a good time and did our part to keep Keene clean!
And on Friday, May 3rd, our Marketing Manager Andrea Thompson and Marketing Representative Laura Michelewicz helped fellow members of the Southern Vermont Board of Realtors with a Green Up in Brattleboro, VT! The team collected rubbish along busy South Main Street.
Happy to help make the world a little bit greener!
Keene ICE All Stars vs. Boston Bruins Alumni
Boston Bruins Alumni and Keene All Stars line up for a pre-game photo. Derek Paul is pictured in the front row on the far right.
On Saturday, February 9th All Stars from the Keene Men’s Division played against ex-Bruins such as Rick Middleton, Tom Songin and Steve Leach in a charity game to benefit Keene ICE. Our own Derek Paul played goal for the Keene Men’s Division and he defended the net for the first half of the game and teammate Gregg Crisp tended goal for the second half. The puck dropped at 3:00 and it was an incredible game with excellent plays by each team. Both teams played with a lot of heart but in the end, the win went to the Bruins Alumni team with a score of 10-2. Derek Paul was honored to have been asked to participate in this great event and is already looking forward to next year. It was an experience he and his teammates won’t forget!
For more information about the Boston Bruins Alumni team go to: www.bostonbruinsalumni.com
For more information about the Keene ICE arena go to:
2nd Annual Shave to Save Raises Thousands for Local Cancer Treatment Center
Before and After This Great Group of Guys Lost Their Beards!
The Monadnock Wolfpack Rugby Team put their own facial hair on the line to raise funds for the Norris Cotton Cancer Treatment Center at Dartmouth-Hitchcock in Keene, NH. This fundraiser starts after “No Shave November” commences and ended this year with a grand shaving finale at The Barbery in downtown Keene, NH on Saturday, January, 19th. The Wolfpack shattered their goal of $4,000 this year, having raised over $5,000 and the huge level of local participation in this event speaks volumes. Everyone is unfortunately affected by cancer in some way on a personal level so it’s a great thing that this local rugby team is doing for the second year in a row! We were so happy to be a part of it! SERVPRO of Cheshire County Co-Owner Derek Paul, who is a big fan and also had a brief stint on the Wolfpack team, risked (and lost) his own beard to help raise funds for the cause!
Emergency Evacuation Kit
You never know when you will need your emergency evacuation kit so don't delay and make one today.
Disasters can happen in the blink of an eye, which is why it is imperative to be prepared. The American Red Cross recommends having the following items packed and ready to go in an easy to carry bag in the event of a sudden evacuation.
- Water- 3+ day supply; one gallon per person per day
- Food- 3+ day supply of non-perishable, easy to prepare food
- Battery powered or hand crank radio (NOAA Weather Radio, if possible)
- Extra batteries
- First Aid Kit
- Medications (7 day supply) and medical items (hearing aids with extra batteries, glasses, contact lenses, syringes, cane)
- Multipurpose tool
- Sanitation/personal hygiene items
- Copies of personal documents (medication list and pertinent medical information, deed/lease to home, birth certificates, insurance policies)
- Cell phone with chargers
- Family and emergency contact information
- Extra cash
- Emergency blanket
- Map(s) of the area
- Tool/supplies for securing your home
- Extra set of car keys and house keys
- Extra clothing, hat, and sturdy shoes
- Rain gear
- Insect repellent and sunscreen
- Camera for photos of damage
Additionally, some members of your house hold may require extra items for example:
- Baby supplies (bottles, formula, baby food, diapers)
- Pet supplies (collar, leash, ID, food, carrier, bowl)
Being prepared is vital to ensuring your family's safety and all of us at SERVPRO of Cheshire County are here to make any disaster, "Like it never even happened."
The 2016 SERVPRO CWWC Food Drive Results!
Thank you to everyone participated in our 3rd annual food drive!
Our third annual collaborative food drive is in the books and we couldn't be more humbled and amazed at the generosity of our business partners who contributed. Together, we donated a total of 1,048 pounds of food to the New Hampshire and Vermont food banks.
Between the two states, about 300,000 individuals turn to their local food bank for assistance. We are so beyond grateful to the following businesses for their participation:
A.H. Rist Insurance. All State Insurance- Ted Harris. Bellows-Nichols Insurance.
Bob's Fuel. Campbell & Boyd. Cheshire Oil. Clark-Mortenson Insurance.
Finn & Stone Insurance. Galloway Real Estate. Greater Falls Insurance.
Hill Family Insurance. Kapiloff Insurance. Keating Plumbing & Heating.
Lawrence & Wheeler. Liberty Mutual- TJ Kelly. The Masiello Group. Muse Realty.
Nationwide-Frazer. Parker Agency. RE/MAX Town & Country- Keene.
Richards Group-Bellows Falls. State Farm- Greg Carlson. State Farm- Craig Vickers.
Swanzey Oil. Woodstock Insurance
Thank you so much for your support. Merry Christmas to all and best of luck in 2017!
2016 SERVPRO CWWC Food Drive Has Begun!
SERVPRO CWWC Co-Owner, Derek Paul, displays one of the food donation boxes for this year's drive.
As we turn the calendar to December, three things are certain: the Holiday season is upon us, the snow will be flying soon, and the SERVPRO CWWC Holiday Food Drive is about to kick off! Now in its 3rd year, the SERVPRO CWWC Holiday Food Drive is a collaborative effort captained by SERVPRO of Cheshire, Windham and Windsor Counties to collect non-perishable food items for donation to New Hampshire and Vermont Food Banks. In the first year of the food drive, SERVPRO CWWC worked together with 8 different businesses and was by all accounts a complete success. Consistently gaining momentum since year one, the 2016 Food Drive has the support of 26 businesses throughout South Western NH, Southern VT and Northern, MA. Last year, over 1,200 pounds of food items were donated to NH and VT Food Banks. This year, our goal is to collect and donate 1 ton!
The collection boxes will be at each of the participating locations until December 19th. Be sure to check out our Facebook page for a list of the business locations to find a donation box near you. You can always stop by our Westmoreland, NH office to make a donation as well. Hope to see you soon, and thank you for your generosity!
SERVPRO CWWC in the news!
Front Page of The Monadnock Shopper January 2016
SERVPRO of Cheshire County, NH and Windham & Windsor Counties, VT was recently featured on the front page of the Monadnock Shopper.
Keene Sentinel Reader's Choice: Best Local Cleaning Service
SERVPRO of Keene was awarded "Best Local Cleaning Service" at the first annual Keene Sentiel Reader's Choice Award!
SERVPRO of Keene Attends VIAA Conference
In September, SERVPRO of Keene attended a conference for the Vermont Insurance Agents Association in Burlington, VT. SERVPRO of Keene is an associate member of the VIAA.
SERVPRO of Keene Helps Local Library
Recently, a local library experienced water damage and were in need of timely and professional assistance. SERVPRO of Keene responded in a flash and began the drying process. The Library was able to reopen with hardly any disruption to its regular business.
SERVPRO of Keene Distributes Fire Prevention Coloring Books to Local Schools
Mason is enjoying coloring while learning about fire safety!
October is National Fire Prevention month and this year SERVPRO of Keene looked to increase the awareness of fire safety to some of the area's students. SERVPRO of Keene distributed Fire Safety themed coloring books to kindergarten and first graders in 7 local schools.
SERVPRO of Keene Visits Davids House
SERVPRO of Keene recently visited David's House in Lebanon, NH and donated materials that were a part of the facility's holiday wish list. David's House can provide lodging for up to 20 families that have children that are receiving treatment at the Children's Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.