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Revere Chamber of Commerce Awards Ceremony

4/25/2017 (Permalink)

Community Revere Chamber of Commerce Awards Ceremony Veterans Service Awards Issued to those that have served proudly and continue to invest in the community. Thank you for all that you do

We were so proud to be part of the 4th Annual Revere Chamber of Commerce Community Awards Reception. It was a night filled with community pride and some wonderful people striving to make a difference.

Join us in congratulating the winners.

New Business Award: Aladdin’s Grill & Brewing Café

Community Service Award: The Neighborhood Developers

Coaches Award: Revere Youth Sports; Eddie Sullivan/Donnie

Coaches Award: Revere High School; Lianne O’Hara Girls Basketball/ David Leary Boys Basketball

Educator of the Year: Tom Misci Principal of Seacoast Academy

Education and Business Partnership Award: Inversant

Veterans Service Award

- VFW Post 6712 Beachmont

- VFW Post 4524 Joseph Leon J. Mottola

- American Legion Post 61

- Revere Jewish War Veterans Post 161

- Revere Veterans Committee

- City of Revere Veterans Service Office

- Nick Bua

- Donna Dreezen

Visual Achievement Award

Four Points by Sheraton Hotel

 

Lifetime Achievement Award

Mickey “Say No to Drugs” Casoli

Business of the Year

Waterfront Square Developers

Eurovest Development Inc.

Covington Realty Partners

TA Realty

Upton and Partners

                                               

Turkeys for the Chelsea Thanksgiving Feast

11/21/2016 (Permalink)

Community Turkeys for the Chelsea Thanksgiving Feast Owner Ben Charwat with Rev. Gutierrez shaking hands after we delivered turkeys to feed the homeless on Thanksgiving in Chelsea.

We are always looking to serve our local community and helping with fire damage and water damage is not all we try to do. Giving back is very important to us, which is why we are always looking for areas of the greatest need with the communities we serve and try and do what we can.

 

After doing some research and making a few phone calls we were in touch with Saint Luke's-San Lucas Episcopal Church. We had heard they were having a hard time securing some turkeys for their Thanksgiving Day feast.  We called to speak to the man in charge Rev. Edgar A. Gutiérrez-Duarte Vicar. We had a lovely meeting with him, he showed us around the church and also introduced to his team of volunteers there to unload the truck for their weekly food pantry they run. They feed over 1000 people a month.

We asked specifically about the holiday season and the needs that increase during this time of the year. Rev.Gutierrez told us they were having trouble securing turkeys for their Thanksgiving day meal for the homeless. They have more than a 100 people that show up for this meal and rely on it as their only place a holiday meal. He told me that on years they are not able to secure turkeys the rest of the meal is sacrificed and not as elaborate due to the expense.

We answered the call and delivered all the turkeys to them this week. Knowing that their only meal for the day will be the best it can, and should be, is part of what makes our community great. Developing strong bonds and getting to know the people within it is the only way to make it better. Sure if you have fire damage, water damage, or a mold problem will be there to help. For ensuring safe buildings will help the community, but there are additional needs.

This pantry is the largest in the Chelsea area and services over 1100 people a month taking in over 5 tons of food a week. This helps provide for many familys that are just hanging on.

We were told that they have seen a decline in non-perishable food items. Such staples as rice, beans, peanut butters, dry cereal, nuts and many other such items. The revered is not sure why this decline is happening but it is affecting the community. Many rely on these items to give them the substance to the meals and provide essential proteins and nutrients that otherwise go missing.

If there is anything that any of you can do please reach out to him.

Saint Luke's-San Lucas Episcopal Church

201 Washington Ave

Chelsea MA 02150

617-884-3300

Sense of Belonging

5/5/2016 (Permalink)

Community Sense of Belonging Fitting the community together one piece at a time

SERVPRO of East Boston still believes that shaking some ones hand is the best way to do business and earn your trust. With technology today that is a little harder to do than it used to be but we strive on achieving that goal. We joined the Business Networking International group ( BNI)  This has allowed us to connect with others  and assess their needs within the community.

Developing, maintaining relationships  and keeping a pulse on the needs of our customers is pivotal to us. Having a pipe break in your home, or sewage backup into your basement is a very devastating ordeal to have to go through. So to can the trials of everyday life, making decisions on what to do with all the stuff you have accumulated over the years, or just some basic spring cleaning. We will be there making it like it never happened.  

One thing that resonates with us is the sense of community and team work that has been established through this network of professionals to help one another not only professionally but personally.

A younger new member of our group who just moved to the area, was in a car accident and was very shaken up and injured yet she was determined not to miss this weekly meeting. She reached out to one of the members to inform us she would be late. That member relayed the information to the chapter president as well as the chiropractor in the group. Upon her arrival she was given a brief exam by the chiropractor, whom advised her she should go to the hospital to get checked out. One of the attorneys in the group gave her a ride over and stayed with her at the hospital. A caterer of the group sent them over lunch while they waited for her to be seen. The acupuncturist and the physical therapist where able to step in and woke with her ongoing care once the extent of her injuries was assessed.

Where can you go in this day and age where so many people are in one place are able to care and look out for each other. This is the heart of the community and exactly what small businesses do, they take care of the community and the people in it. We are so proud to be part of such a great group and look forward to the new experience and opportunities that are sure to come.

Keep your eyes open and stay tuned you never know where we will pop up next