Seva Call Announces Promotion Helping Furloughed Federal Workers During Shutdown

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Virtual Conscierge Offers $25 Toward a Local Service for Fed Workers Who Use Promo #ShutdownSurvival at

Conscierge offering $25 towards first booking for furloughed government employees

Furloughed employees are getting a lot of one-time ‘freebies’ right now.... But, while those deals and this ordeal will go away, the most pressing... demands won’t. Seva Call will always be there to help.

The government may be shut down, but for the estimated 800,000 federal employees furloughed, there’s still work to be done at home, on their cars, and for their families. So, Seva Call (Save-A-Call) is stepping up to help busy, frustrated federal employees fulfill their local service needs during the shut down. The DC based virtual concierge service connects consumers to matching, top-rated, and available businesses by phone and in minutes. Right now, Seva Call will send a $25 Amazon gift card to federal employees who use to book a service and enter promo code #ShutdownSurvival.

The free service covers over 50 service categories like Plumbing, Painting and Heating and Cooling. It helps consumers save time and energy while finding the skilled professionals who match their schedules, service their needs and answer their questions right away. Unlike some competitors, it doesn't compromise personal privacy, charge membership fees, or interfere with the quality customer service small businesses are known to provide.

The service is available nationwide and has launched in over 50 major cities including Washington DC, Arlington VA, Baltimore MD, and Spartanburg SC. It was even named a Leading in Local Future Start by BIA Kelsey and DC’s Hottest Showcasing Startup by TechCocktail. Still, this promotion will be a first glance at the DC based service for many of the employee’s participants and, according to founder and former federal employee Aman Bakshi, it won’t be the last.

"Furloughed employees are getting a lot of one-time ‘freebies’ right now.... But, while those deals and this ordeal will go away, the most pressing... demands won’t. Seva Call will always be there to help," he explained.

Here’s how it works:

1. Visit and enter service request details. (During the promotion, participants enter #ShutdownSurvival next to their last names.)

2. Seva Call’s algorithm filters through ALL businesses in the area and selects the best matches based on proximity, availability, the job needed and even quality control measures like online consumer ratings and reviews, social media interactions, and call analytics.

3. In about 90 seconds, users pick up the phone and say hello to the first of up to three matching, top-rated pros in their respective area. (Book a service with any of these pros to qualify for the promotion)

*Seva Call will contact participants to confirm their government status and where to send their Amazon gift card. Send inquiries to help(at)sevacall(dot)com.

The Seva Call team will also launch its iPhone and Android app in the near future. It will provide the same instant responsiveness to service needs far from home and help even more busy people in every walk of life.

Seva Call raised $1.3 million in Series-A funding last fall and has launched in a plethora of cities across the United States including Charlotte, Atlanta, Indianapolis, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Minneapolis, and Boston. Connect with Seva Call on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

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