Delta Restoration Services and All Hands and Hearts
Delta Restoration Services and All Hands and Hearts
As many of you already know, we like to be open and honest with everything going on at Delta Restoration Services. In the past, we’ve updated you about things going on with us like the creation of our Operations Manual (which you can read more about here). But now, we’re proud to announce something a little different: we’ve partnered with All Hands and Hearts, a volunteer-powered relief program that helps communities rebuild after natural disasters (here’s a link to their website). We’re so excited to be working with them—we think it’s just another way that we can help make our home a little better. As Grand Junction’s foremost restoration contractors, it’s important to us to make sure we’re giving back to the people and communities that support us; that’s why Delta Restoration Services and All Hands and Hearts have paired together to give back to our community.
A Little About All Hands and Hearts
Whether you’ve volunteered for All Hands and Hearts before or are just hearing about it for the first time, we think it’s important to tell you a little bit about what they do and how they do it. After a natural disaster—whether it’s a flood, a fire, or a hurricane—All Hands and Hearts’ volunteers help restore and rebuild. They work with local residents and restoration contractors (like us) to help communities recover. They also build lasting schools, homes, and other community infrastructure. When a building is destroyed by a natural disaster, All Hands and Hearts rebuilds with the idea that the new buildings will be stronger and better able to withstand natural disasters in the future. That’s one of the reasons we’re so excited to partner with them. They don’t stop at restoring; they want to make the areas they help better than they were before the disaster.
We’re partnering with All Hands and Hearts financially and with our experience as restoration contractors because we believe in their mission. 96 cents out of every dollar raised by All Hands and Hearts goes back to the communities they serve—and that’s huge for a volunteer organization. We believe that with our experience and their volunteer efforts, we can make real, tangible change in the world around us. All Hands and Hearts believes in arriving at the scene of a disaster and staying late to help as much as possible, and we think that their idea of a smart response as a way of rethinking disaster relief is incredible. We couldn’t be more thrilled to help them with their goal. Any experience and help we can offer them helps our community and communities like ours around the world. We can’t wait to give back.
How to Get Involved
If you’re interested in getting involved with All Hands and Hearts, here are some steps you can take. Just looking at the “Get Involved” page on their website, you’ll see that there are many different ways to help—and not all of them are through volunteer work. One way you can help that you might not have thought about before is through hosting an event. Having a bake sale, a car wash, or even a lemonade stand as a fundraiser is a helpful way you can raise money to support restoration projects. The money from these fundraisers goes directly to rebuilding schools and building resilient communities while restoring them to pre-disaster states. Most funds for restoration projects are raised in the first three to four weeks after a disaster, and your event could be a big help in securing those necessary funds.
Of course, volunteering is always an option. All Hands and Hearts is open to all kinds of volunteers; your age, race, religion, disability, or national origin have no impact on whether or not you can volunteer. Even if you have no experience in construction, there are things you can do to help. And volunteer work is incredibly important; your aid can return students to classrooms or bring families back into homes that have been taken from them by disaster. And it can be beneficial for you, too. Whether you’re in high school looking to get credit for volunteer hours or someone who just wants to help, you’ll learn valuable construction and team building skills all while making a difference in the lives of your friends and neighbors. We like to think that if you can help, you should—that’s why we’ve partnered with All Hands and Hearts. Maybe you should, too.
And if you don’t have the time or ability to volunteer, every donation that All Hands and Hearts receives helps them restore and rebuild communities struck by disaster. It doesn’t matter how small your donation is—every single dollar makes a difference in rebuilding communities around the world. They have online options for one-time donations and monthly donations, and they even have options for old-school snail mail donations. Those that donate monthly will also receive exclusive goodies from All Hands and Hearts. It’s their way of saying thank you for taking the initiative to make a difference. Another good reason to donate is that every donation is tax-deductible—that means that you can help All Hands and Hearts with little-to-no impact on your wallet. When you can make such a huge difference at such little cost, there’s no reason not to help out. Why not help them change the world?
Helping However We Can
At Delta Restoration Services, we’ve always been interested in helping however we can. That’s why, for example, we’ve written articles about how to clean smoke damage by yourself and how to remove mold. Bringing about positive change and giving people who have been hurt by disasters some peace of mind has always been our number one priority as restoration contractors. And we think that the next way we can reach out to help is through our partnership with All Hands and Hearts. As always, if you have any questions about what we’ll be doing with All Hands and Hearts, you’re more than welcome to give us a call. We can’t wait to see how our work with them will benefit the community around us.
*This post was written by Third Loft Marketing.