I always tell my people to take care of the family first, and it’s no different for our franchise partners responding to the needs of a community after a natural disaster strikes.
Vancouver (PRWEB) June 07, 2011
In the wake of tornadoes across the American south and flooding in the north, many businesses are responding to the devastation in the best way they know how – they’re helping stricken communities to pick up the pieces, and in the case of the world’s largest junk removal company, taking away what can no longer be used.
Without a doubt, damaging weather can be a boon for the junk removal business. 1-800-GOT-JUNK? has found dramatic gains in revenue in regions that have experienced natural disaster, due to their ability to respond quickly and bill directly to insurance companies. But in most cases, franchise owners operating in these areas go far beyond tidying up for a fee.
“I always tell my people to take care of the family first, and it’s no different for our franchise partners responding to the needs of a community after a natural disaster strikes,” explains 1-800-GOT-JUNK? Founder and CEO Brian Scudamore. “After all, it’s these people who’ve supported our business these past 20 years, and this is our way of giving back.”
The past two years have seen a sharp uptick in the number of natural disasters hitting populated areas. Just this spring we’ve seen the deadliest tornado season in almost 60 years. Floods have wiped out homes and lives in Mississippi, Vermont and Manitoba. Australia recovered from massive flooding in Brisbane only to be hit with an earthquake in nearby Christchurch, New Zealand. The United States, Canada and Australia are all places where 1-800-GOT-JUNK? operates, and the company has found itself in a position to help.
Alabama franchise partner, Donna Ambrosius spent the days after a tornado with her business shut down, but her crew still on the job helping clear debris. In Missouri, Springfield franchise partner, Clay McGee drove a truck an hour out of his area to aid Joplin, and pledged 10% of his revenue to Convoy of Hope. In Brisbane, General Manager Rhys Green drove his trucks out of the city before the floodwaters hit, but returned to aid in the clean-up efforts.
It is important that home and business owners are aware of the support that is offered them during times of crisis. Most businesses will offer significant discounts, and in some cases, a free service or service by donation, for those in need.
1-800-GOT-JUNK? is pioneering an industry that is helping residents and businesses remove junk and regain space. Whether it’s a pile of household junk in the garage or a warehouse full of office furnishings, 1-800-GOT-JUNK? removes it for you, making the ordinary business of junk removal exceptional. We are passionate about recycling and donating to charity. 1-800-GOT-JUNK? was founded in 1989 and now operates throughout North America and Australia. For more information, visit [http://www.1800gotjunk.com.