ServiceMaster of Charleston is committed to giving back to the community. We wanted to partner with an organization who shares our passion for keeping and protecting homes and property. It didn’t take long to realize that the Tri-County Firefighters work tirelessly to protect and minimize damage to home, family and property.

When we approached this group, we asked how we could best serve them and support the community. If you’ve ever met a firefighter, their response won’t surprise you at all. They didn’t want anything to help make their jobs or lives easier. Their priorities were their own families, children who suffered in a fire and fire prevention. From there an idea was hatched!

 

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First order of business was to honor the Tri-County Firefighters with an appreciation night at a Charleston RiverDogs game.

  • Invite Tri-County firefighters to bring their family and enjoy an evening of baseball as our treat!
  • 1,752 were distributed in 2016, free of charge
  • Our guests were treated to a picnic dinner of hot dogs, chips, sweet tea and an ice cream truck!
  • Between innings, our guests of honor put their strength on display during the Firefighter Tug of War!
  • Kids got in on the fun with the Kids Combat Challenge – the first one to successfully gear up and cross the line wins!!
    Logan Faircloth was our winner in 2016.

 

 

 

Next order of business was to support the children of our community who have suffered burn damage in a fire. camp can do logoWe knew the perfect program to support! Camp “Can” Do! This is camping experience for children, ages seven to seventeen, who have been treated for a serious burn injury. Two organizations came together to create Camp “Can” Do: South Caroline Firefighters and MUSC Children’s Hospital. In 2016 ServiceMaster of Charleston raised $16,000 for the camp, enough to send 32 kids camping!!

 

 

5forlife march april_logochange copyThat left one more order of business. Fire prevention. ServiceMaster of Charleston proudly sponsors the $5forLife program. The goal is a smoke detector for every home. These are provided free of charge to families who don’t have a smoke detector and don’t have the money to buy one. Our firefighters not only deliver the smoke detector, they install them to be 100% certain they are in good working order. In 2016, we donated $10,000 to this cause and 3,000 smoke detectors were installed!

 

 

As you can see, our event was a success! Fun was had by all and checks were presented to these very worthy causes! Enjoy the photos!

Check Presentation: $16k to Camp “Can” Do and $10k to $5forLife. Lawton Hayes is pictured with Jill Evans from MUSC Childrens Hospital and North Charleston Fire Chief Greg Bulanow

Some of the firefighters who competed in the Tug of War

Generating more awareness about Camp “Can” Do on Lowcountry Live

The tug of war champions (Old Fort Fire Department) won corn hole for their fire house!

Hey kids, how fast can you gear up?