"No matter the type of disaster, YMCA employees and our SERVPRO family share a similar passion for helping people." - Jennifer Lolli-Hall, SERVPRO Co-owner
FREDERICK, Md. (PRWEB) May 08, 2020
Though official programs and activities at the Downtown Frederick YMCA are on hold due to COVID-19, the center has pivoted its services to support first responders and essential workers. Knowing first-hand the challenges of being an essential business, SERVPRO of Frederick County recently delivered lunch to say ‘thank you’ to the YMCA employees.
"The staff at the YMCA is providing daycare for essential workers, housing to families, delivering meals, and still running their community market of affordable fruits and vegetables. Because of them, first responders can keep us safe, doctors and nurses can get us well, resources are available for housing, and we all can have food on our table," said SERVPRO Co-owner Jennifer Lolli-Hall.
When COVID-19 began to spread, the YMCA, as a national organization, looked for a way to continue their mission, even though they had to close their door to visitors. Because of school-related closures, and the need for essential workers, they saw a critical need for childcare. When the economy began to take a turn, housing demand for at-risk populations and food insecurity increased rapidly.
"No matter the type of disaster, YMCA employees and our SERVPRO family share a similar passion for helping people," said Lolli-Hall. Their 'Stay With Us' campaign provides a valuable lesson about adapting and collaborating to help where there is a need. Though our staff supports the YMCA year-round, we wanted to do something special to thank them for continuing to serve the residents and businesses of Frederick County during this difficult time."
In business since 1990, SERVPRO of Frederick County is locally owned and operated by Jennifer Lolli-Hall and Art Hall. Jennifer, a licensed realtor, has experience in environmental recovery, including odor removal, bed bug eradication, and air purification. Art has worked more than three decades in the building trades and general contracting field. He heads up reconstruction helping the franchise provide a seamless "one-stop" service from mitigation through rebuilding. Highly trained in property damage restoration, SERVPRO employees meet the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification standards and best practices in the cleaning and restoration industry. SERVPRO of Frederick County provides emergency services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays.
Founded in 1858, the YMCA is one of the largest nonprofits in Frederick County. Each year, they serve over 12,000 members and have over 30,000 program participants partnering with community organizations to help strengthen and enrich the development of individuals and families in the county.