12th Annual "Heat’s On Water’s Off"

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The 12th Annual Heat’s On Water’s Off event is marked to take place on September 25, 2010 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The Mechanical Contractors Association of Metropolitan Washington Service Bureau, Plumbers Local 5, Steamfitters Local 602 and other volunteers in the area will gather to improve selected homes in the Prince George’s Country community.

Every year at least one life is saved because of Heat's On Water's Off.

The 12th Annual Heat’s On Water’s Off event is marked to take place on September 25, 2010 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The Mechanical Contractors Association of Metropolitan Washington Service Bureau, Plumbers Local 5, Steamfitters Local 602 and other volunteers in the area will gather to improve selected homes in the Prince George’s Country community.

The Mechanical Contractors Association of Metropolitan Washington is an organization of union mechanical construction and service industry workers who do maintenance in plumbing, heating and air conditioning. They are organizing over one hundred twenty five volunteers to come and help fix homes that were selected by Prince George’s Department of Family Services. Twenty-seven homes are scheduled for repairing.

Beginning at 6:00 a.m. volunteers will meet at UA Mechanical Trades School in Landover, MD to be assigned the home in which they will repair. They will be volunteering their day replacing and repairing things such as faucets, toilets and other plumbing and heating systems. Suppliers include Furgenson Enterprises, Inc., Aireco Supply, Inc., Kingswell, Inc., and Washington Winnelson Co. The Fire Department is also partaking a special role in this event. Smoke detectors and carbon monoxide sensors will be inspected and installed by volunteers of the Fire Department.

Steve Mack, Chairman of The Mechanical Contractors Association of Metropolitan Washington Service Bureau, comments, “Every year at least one life is saved because of Heat’s On Water’s Off.” Hazardous situations such as damaged plumbing and heating systems are often found during inspection.

There will also be several guest appearances from local area sports teams and Comcast Sports Net. The day of Heat’s On Water’s Off will prepare the residents of the homes just in time for winter. This event is a special way for one community to give back to another.

For more information regarding this event, please contact Janice Ockershausen at 202-342-0002.

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