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Storm Season 2020
Storm teams across the US from SERVPRO have come together to help Southern states after months of damage created from hurricanes and tropical storms. SERVPRO of Mankato/Owatonna has spent the last month helping these communities begin to recover after the devastating effects of these storms. Water removal, drying, mold remediation and clean up of materials have been the daily routine for our team. It is an honor to be a part of such a renowned national team who is trusted to help families and businesses begin the process of cleanup and saving what was left in the storms' path.
The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30. So far, there have been a total of 26 tropical or subtropical cyclones, 25 named storms, 9 hurricanes, and 3 major hurricanes. With 25 named storms, it is the second most active Atlantic hurricane season on record, behind the 2005 season. The devastation has amounted in 144 deaths and $24.225 Billion in estimated damages. SERVPRO has been there from the beginning to try and pick up the pieces, and be a part of the resolution.
Our location has been able to help numerous homes and businesses every day. With more storms to come, the SERVPRO teams are dedicated to helping until the storms have passed. With our over 1,700 locations, we are Faster to any size disaster. 2020 has been a tumultuous year for many families and businesses and the storm season has made it even more devastating. However, the folks in Lake Charles, Louisiana, where we have centered our help, have been kind, warm, welcoming and so appreciative of our team. Amidst disaster, this community is coming together to triumph after trauma.
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Committee Against Domestic Abuse Donations
Donations for the Committee Against Domestic Abuse
SERVPRO of Mankato/Owatonna is dedicated to helping those in our community who need it the most. In July 2020, SERVPRO of Mankato/Owatonna fundraised to bring necessities to the Committee Against Domestic Abuse (CADA). In 2019 CADA in Mankato helped to service 2,249 individuals.
CADA's mission is to "provide safety and support to victims of domestic and sexual violence through education, advocacy, and shelter. CADA is a nonprofit victim advocacy and emergency shelter organization based in Mankato, Minnesota. CADA serves an eight county region including, Blue Earth, Brown, Faribault, Le Sueur, Nicollet, Sibley, Waseca, and Watonwan Counties. We are here 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to provide free and confidential services to all victims and survivors of domestic and sexual violence."
We were able to donate the following items: paper towels, disinfecting spray, disinfecting wipes, nitrile gloves, and homemade masks. We were also able to raise money donated directly to CADA through our Facebook page, totaling $70.
SERVPRO of Mankato/Owatonna is known for being “faster to any size disaster,” but we are also known for our willingness to jump on board and help a worthy cause in our community. We are also currently donating bags that contain items to help families after a fire loss to our local Fire Departments and donations to local schools with fire safety information. We are always looking for an opportunity to support a cause or individuals who can use our help. Please reach out to SERVPRO of Mankato/Owatonna if you or your organization is looking for volunteer or donation opportunities at 507-200-3700.
Keeping your Workplace Safe
If your business is still operating during this unprecedented time, encourage your employees to...
Practice Good Hygiene
- Stop shaking hands - use other noncontact methods of greeting
- Clean hands with sanitizer or wash their hands frequently
- Avoid touching their faces and cover coughs and sneezes
- Disinfect surfaces like doorknobs, tables, desks, and handrails regularly
- Increase ventilation by opening windows or adjusting air conditioning
Be Careful with Meetings and Travel
- Use videoconferencing for meetings when possible
- When not possible, hold meetings in open, well-ventilated spaces
- Consider adjusting or postponing large meetings or gatherings
- Assess the risks of business travel
Handle Foods Carefully
- Limit sharing food with others
- Strengthen health screenings for cafeteria staff and their close contacts
- Ensure cafeteria staff and their close contacts practice strict hygiene
Stay Home if...
- They are feeling sick
- They have a sick family member in their home
SERVPRO is being called on by numerous businesses and community leaders to perform the necessary bioremediation services to clean, disinfect, and sanitize their properties. SERVPRO uses EPA approved products and follows the CDC guidelines for cleanup practices. If you are interested in inquiring about our services we're here to help - 24 hours a day, seven days a week, while life gets back to normal in the communities we all call home. Give us a call at 507-200-3700.
Donation Collection for Mending Spirits Animal Rescue Mankato
Collection jar and box at SERVPRO of Mankato / Owatonna.
As fire and water specialists, we help people get back into their homes. Now, with your help, we want to get animals into safe homes as well. Stop by our office at 1150 N River Dr in Mankato to drop off donations for Mending Spirits Animal Rescue.
Mending Spirits Animal Rescue is a non-profit volunteer foster based animal rescue in Mankato, MN. They rescue animals from various situations such as owner surrenders, puppy mills, animal impound, and high kill facilities. Before finding each pet their forever home, they place them into foster care with one of their dedicated volunteers. Their rescue is based solely on adoption fees and donations, so it is important that our community supports them so they are able to provide proper medical and emotional care.
Any donation will make a difference, but Mending Spirits has provided us with the following list of items they need most.
4 Health Salmon and Potato Dog food (Tractor Supply Co.)
4 Health Puppy food (Tractor Supply Co.)
Taste of the Wild Puppy Food (Pet Expo/Menards/TSC)
Taste of the Wild Dog Food – yellow bag (Pet Expo/Menards/TSC)
4 Health all life stages cat food (Tractor Supply Co.)
Integrity clumping cat litter (Pet Expo)
Puppy potty pads
Martingale collars sizes small and medium
Collars with metal buckles for Max and Neo (small and medium)
Bones for dogs who like to chew
Kidz Bop Ticket Giveaway in Mankato!
Looking for tickets to Kidz Bop World Tour 2019?
With school coming up quickly here in Mankato, you may be looking for some family fun before the summer ends. The upcoming Kidz Bop concert in Mankato will be a great outing for all members of the family. Their kid-friendly versions of today’s hit music are entertaining for all age groups and even some parents! The concert is on August 24 at the Vetter Stone Amphitheater in Mankato, just over a week before schools begin here. Back to school supply expenses can pile up and make it difficult to be able to take the family to this event, but SERVPRO of Mankato/Owatonna is here to help. We are giving away two Family 4-Packs to the show that are easy to win!
All you have to do to enter the drawing is LIKE SERVPRO OF MANKATO/OWATONNA ON FACEBOOK. For families that are extra excited to win, you can earn an ADDITIONAL TWO ENTRIES by posting a creative photo using the hashtag #SERVPROCLEANTHIS. This can also be a fun family activity! Having the kiddos come up with a fun photo idea and seeing it pay off by winning tickets can be awfully enjoyable.
Winners will be drawn Wednesday, August 21, so keep an eye on our page to find out if you won! What other concerts or activities would you like to see us give away tickets for?