National (PRWEB) May 01, 2013
Like everyone across the country and around the world, the people at Seva Call (SaveACall) were heartbroken by the attack on the Boston Marathon this month, but inspired by the expressions of courage and care in its aftermath. Honoring the 3 lives lost, the losses of the 140 injured innocents, and the struggles of their families, people have given thousands in dollars, blood drives, and volunteer hours to help Boston heal. One Fund Boston has lead the charge raising over $20 million to help with the medical expenses of victims with life-altering injuries, yet much more is needed. A single prosthetic leg will cost some victims as much as $50,000.
So, Seva Call, a virtual concierge company that links consumers to a local professional by phone in under 90 seconds, is helping people come together to make a difference in the lives of the Boston Marathon Bombing Victims. They need only visit http://www.sevacall.com and enter promo code “#4Boston” next to their name when completing a service request for one of Seva Calls over 50 service categories. Not only will they save time and energy, getting connected to up to 3 vetted local professionals who match their service and scheduling needs in seconds, but Seva Call will also donate $1 to One Fund Boston, a charity helping the victims attain the medical care they’ll need to take their lives back.
“I have loved ones there so I was struck by fear and panic when I heard of the bombing. The worst for me is over now that I know they’re okay, but what about those for whom the long struggle towards normalcy has only just begun?” explained Steve D’Adamo, Seva Call intern.
Naming the company after a Sanskrit word that means “selfless service”, the founders of Seva Call, which has served Boston since December of last year, prioritize helping others both professionally- by helping consumers find the right service professional fast- and through philanthropic and community service efforts. Founder Manpreet Singh is Director of the Lakan Foundation, a nonprofit which has raised $100k in charity. Furthermore, in the aftermath of the Sikh temple shooting, Seva Call raised awareness about intolerance with Wear a Turban Day.
“Just because we’re a small business doesn't mean that we can’t strive to make a big difference in a million little ways”, Manpreet Singh explained, adding that the same can be said of everyday people who he says often feel small in the face of big problems. “Everyone is a hero in their own right. They’re busy saving their homes and protecting their families, but they care about people everywhere and do what they can”.
Now, anyone can do a little more for Boston- even in the midst of their busy schedules. With Seva Call, every day heroes who need help from a local pro can raise money for One Fund Boston simply by using the promo code #4Boston when entering their free service request at http://www.sevacall.com this week. They can also spread the word and donate to make an even bigger impact in the lives of Boston’s victims. Seva Call is making it easier to take care of everything people care about- their homes, pets, health, and now the victims of the Boston Marathon Bombing.
Seva Call raised $1.3 million in Series-A funding last fall and has launched in 30 cities across the U.S. including Miami, Atlanta, Birmingham, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Boston. Connect on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.