Plumbing & Drain Service Company Gives Back
In an effort to collect food for hungry children during the summer months (when many kids are unable to receive free and reduced breakfast and lunch at school) Jack HowkSM / Rescue Rooter® launched its first-ever food drive for the Sunshine Division — a local charity that has partnered with the Portland Police Bureau for over 91 years.
The company placed barrels at locations throughout the Portland metro area for the public to fill with canned food items. Furthermore, when Jack Howk / Rescue Rooter employees were out on service calls, they also picked up donated canned food from customers. In approximately six short weeks, the company gathered 10,471 pounds of food.
According to the Sunshine Division’s Executive Director, Kyle Camberg, this represents the largest first-year effort made by a small local business within the past five years. Each year the Sunshine Division has less than twelve food drives that result in more than 10,000 pounds of food collected. “This food drive is one of the largest and most impactful efforts we have ever seen from a company with just a single office location,” said Camberg. “We are extremely grateful when companies lend a helping hand but few, if any, come close to what the Jack Howk/Rescue Rooter team did.”
The efforts also created some nice media coverage for the company including broadcast coverage on KGW (NBC affiliate), KATU (ABC affiliate) and KPTV (FOX affiliate), print and online coverage in The Oregonian and OregonLive, and hyper local coverage in the Clackamas Review and Hollywood Star News.