CCINW, others clean Ronald McDonald Houses in Portland, Ore.
May 4, 2010
Burlington, Wash., April 16, 2010. It
was quite the combined effort on Friday, April 9, when six groups – members of
the Oregon chapter of the Carpet Cleaners Institute Northwest (CCINW), Cleaners
Supply Warehouse Clackamus, Cleaning Restoration Supply Portland, Jon-Don
Portland, Dri-Eaz and Sapphire Scientific – donated their time, cleaning
expertise and products to help clean carpets and upholstery at two Ronald
McDonald Houses in the Portland area.
One facility is
affiliated with the Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) Doernbecher
Children’s Hospital and the other, Children’s Hospital at Legacy Emanuel.
Ronald McDonald Houses provide accommodations and services to families of
seriously ill children receiving hospital care.
Brian Desemple from
Cleaners Supply Warehouse in Clackamas, Ore., organized the OHSU Ronald
McDonald House effort with a total of 4 trucks and 6 people cleaning. Lyle
Neville from Western Carpet Cleaners organized the Legacy Emanuel cleaning with
7 trucks and 13 people. Dri-Eaz
Scientific donated a vehicle with a truckmount, two professionals and
chemicals - including a gallon of cleaning products and traffic lane
cleaner for every CCINW member that participated in the event! They even hosted
a pizza lunch for all the volunteers.
members have supported the Ronald McDonald charities for the past 10 years. “We
think it’s important to give back to the community, and this is such a worthy
cause. These families deserve a clean and comfortable place to stay, so we come
back every year. It’s very rewarding to help, and it’s great when cleaners,
distributors and manufacturers can all work together to benefit families during
their time of need. We thank everyone who supported the effort,” said Brian.
The volunteers who
participated include: Lyle Neville of Western Carpet Cleaners; Steve Morris of
Lake Oswego Carpet Cleaning; Dennis Jossi and Chris Kimpton of AAA Action Fast
Service; Raymond Mott of Mott's Carpet Cleaning; Darcella Lawson and Frank
Wozad of Quick & Clean Services; Dan Joner, Madison and Sophie of Country
Road Carpet Cleaning;Tom Karel of ServiceMaster Clean of Portland; Jeff Hagen
of Jon-Don Portland; Tim Hernandez of Cleaning & Restoration Supply
Portland; Angie Shamoon of Wand Wizards Carpet Cleaning; Gary Litzenberg of All
Bright Carpet Care; Brian Desemple of Cleaners Supply Warehouse Clackamas; Kami
Allen of Dri-Eaz/Legend Brands; Brendan Kimmel of Dri-Eaz/Legend Brands.