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SERVPRO of Tarrytown/Elmsford

SERVPRO of Tarrytown/Elmsford takes great pride in being a part of the Tarrytown/Elmsford community. We understand that communities like ours hold America together. We want to do our part to ensure the Tarrytown/Elmsford community thrives by helping those less fortunate, keeping the area safe and making our community the best it can be.

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Take a look at some of the local charities that are important to our SERVPRO family: Drug Crisis in Our Backyard - http://www.drugcrisisinourbackyard.com/ Susan and Steve Salomone are the Executive Directors of Drug Crisis in Our Backyard, a community-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization offering education and action-oriented opportunities for families and addicts struggling with addiction. The organization was originally started in 2012 by Susan and Steve Salomone, and Carol and Lou Christiansen after the loss of their sons to a battle against heroin. After news of their loss reached the community, they realized that they were not alone, that millions of others struggle in silence without any idea of the treatment options or support that is available. Seeking to change the stigma attached to addiction, and to help those families that are still struggling, they created Drug Crisis in Our Backyard in order to promote awareness about drug use, assist addicted and at risk individuals and their families, and implement measures, including legislation, that holds accountable organizations and medical institutions that perpetuate drug use through over-prescription of opiates and other drugs. Separately, Susan and Steve have years of business experience from their professional careers. Susan holds a Masters Degree in Counseling, CASAC-T and is also a certified teacher. Steve has held several high-level leadership positions, including Vice President of Marketing at R.R. Donnelly and Sons, and has worked on a range of new business development and corporate strategy initiatives. - Take a look at their website above for additional information.

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Lifting Up Westchester - http://www.liftingupwestchester.org/ Restoring hope to Westchester County’s men, women and children in need by providing them with food, shelter and support– and lifting them to greater self-sufficiency with dignity and respect. Lifting Up Westchester respects the dignity and full potential of every individual. They assist those struggling to overcome the challenges of poverty, homelessness, hunger, health and education. They work with men, women and children as they create their own unique path to a more fulfilling, healthy and independent life. Striving to never turn anyone away, they enlist the generosity of a caring community through donations and volunteerism. - Take a look at their website for more information.

------------------------------------------------------------------------ Wounded Warrier Project - http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/ The purpose of the Wounded Warrier Project is to raise awareness and enlist the public's aid for the needs of injured service members, to help injured service members aid and assist each other, and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet the needs of injured service members. Their vision is to foster the most successful, well-adjusted generation of wounded service members in our nation's history. - Take a look at their website above for additional information.

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Toys For Tots - http://www.toysfortots.org/ The mission of the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community in which the campaign is conducted. Every year SERVPRO of Tarrytown/Elmsford donates toys to the Toys for Tots program to help the children in need. - Take a look at their website above for additional information.

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Wreaths Across America - www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/ Their mission, Remember, Honor, Teach, is carried out in part by coordinating wreath laying ceremonies a specified Saturday in December at Arlington, as well as veterans’ cemeteries and other locations in all 50 states and beyond. They also organize a week of events including international veteran’s tributes, ceremonies at State Houses and a week-long “Veteran’s Parade” between Maine and Virginia where they stop along the way to spread their message about the importance of remembering our fallen heroes, honoring those who serve, and teaching our children about the sacrifices made by veterans and their families to preserve our freedoms. This week of events is made possible by thousands of volunteers who organize local ceremonies, raise funds to sponsor wreaths, and participate in the events. The cost of our programs is paid by individual wreaths sponsors, corporate donors and volunteer professional truck drivers. They also coordinate veteran services and recognition through a variety of programs, and provide schools with teaching aides for projects throughout the year. - Take a look at their website above for additional information.