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Take a look into the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum Opening 2020

10/28/2019 (Permalink)

A look at the Olympic Museum from outside.

If you've ever visited Colorado Springs, CO you'll see a strong presence of Olympic athletes and training centers, along with various tours to the general public.

Coming in 2020 will be a brand new Olympic Museum and Hall of Fame. The $90 million project is taking shape in the heart of downtown Colorado Springs.
Our Marketing team was invited to a private viewing of the progress on the building now that it has reached a halfway point.

The building has lots of amazing flowing architect that is designed to resemble the flowing movement of an athlete in motion.

This world-class attraction seeks to showcase the entire journey of the Olympics from birth in the ancient era to current Team USA hopefuls living and training in Colorado Springs every day.

Officials broke ground on the project early last June 2017 at the intersection of Sierra Madre Street and Vermijo Avenue, on the west side of downtown.

The Museum will feature interactive displays and exhibits about Olympic and Paralympic athletes and events, according to officials no guest will have the same museum twice.

not only will the museum have an amazing digital experience to showcase all the history but it will also include a theater, gift shop, cafe broadcast studio and a walkway over railroad tracks that would link the museum with America the Beautiful Park.

SERVPRO fights hunger with Care and Share

6/3/2019 (Permalink)

Bring non-perishable food donations to Overdrive Raceway and dozens of other locations across the community to help SERVPRO fight hunger in Colorado.

As we approach summer in Southern Colorado we recognize that it can be a difficult time for families who lose access to vital school food. The community turns to organizations such as Care and Share to help fill the void and provide reliable access to nutrition for hungry families.

SERVPRO of South Colorado Springs and SERVPRO of Northern Colorado Springs/Tri-Lakes are teaming up with Care and Share to host a Care Drive in the month of June. Starting on June 3rd through June 20th you can drop off any donations of non-perishable food items to either SERVPRO location as well as at several distribution boxes across the community.

To see a list of locations visit the event on Facebook.

We will continue to post updates as more businesses join us in collecting food. According to Care and Share when the school year ends and summer begins as many as 45,000 kids across Southern Colorado may be unsure of where their meals will come from.

Click here for more on Care and Share pantry locations near you.

If you would like to help us by allowing your business to serve as a collection site please contact our marketing department.

Chris Rizzuto 719-220-0589 or

We will bring a collection box to your business and pick it up once the drive ends or it fills up!

You can also bring donations directly to our franchise locations:

SERVPRO of Northern Colorado Springs/Tri-Lakes:  1155 Kelly Johnson Blvd. #111-161

SERVPRO of South Colorado Springs: 5660 Parachute Circle  

Drives like this one help maintain the supply of food for the community but it is not the only way Care and Share reaches families. This summer they will continue to utilize summer mobile food pantries which are weekly or bi-weekly food distributions of fresh food in a farmers market style. They also offer free snacks and meals to kids at designated meal sites throughout the community.

Race into Summer in your Lamborghini

5/8/2018 (Permalink)

Who's faster to any size disaster??

Ever dream of driving a Lamborghini?  SERVPRO of Northern Colorado Springs / Tri-Lakes has partnered with Overdrive Raceway to give you a chance to personally take their Lamborghini for a spin around the Springs.  We will drive the car to your office where you will get into the driver’s seat for an unforgettable experience!

How can you enter?

Simply like the SERVPRO of Northern Colorado Springs / Tri-Lakes Facebook page between now and May 31st -- It’s that easy! 

On June 1st we will perform the drawing on FACEBOOK LIVE.  There is no cost or obligation to enter.  When we say faster to any size disaster, we mean it!  

Have fun and good luck,

Dave Kraszewski - Marketing Manager

Winner Announcement - MARCH MADNESS 2018

4/4/2018 (Permalink)

Villanova celebrates a well-earned victory

Hello SERVPRO March Madness players!  Villanova rolled through the tournament winning all 6 games by at least 12 points.  The Michigan Wolverines, who went from unranked to a second consecutive Big 10 title, deserve quite a bit of credit themselves by stacking up 14 straight victories before falling to Villanova in the national championship 69-62.

We've finished tallying the scores and are proud to congratulate our winners:

1.  Jancarlos Del Valle - Ross Silva American Family Insurance  (RCA Galileo Pro 2 11.5" tablet)

2.  Diane Barker - FBG Service Corporation (2 tickets to Brunch at the Broadmoor)

3.  Dean Skaret - Dean Skaret American Family Insurance  ($25 Starbucks gift card)

All players placing 4th and up receive a $5 Starbucks gift card - your reps Chris and Jeff will be delivering these to your offices over the next month.

Complete standings are below.  Stay tuned for our next contest coming in the Fall.  Thanks for playing and we'll see you next time!

--  Dave Kraszewski, Jeff Christensen, and Chris Rizzuto

Rank    Name    Total Score     Champion

1   Jancarlos Del Valle  265      Penn

2   Diane Barker  254  Villanova

3   Dean Skaret   251  Villanova

4   Doris Wall  244  Villanova

5   Leslie Haren-Friesz   241  Michigan St.

6   Chris Rizzuto   238   Xavier

7   Yolanda Garcia   236    Villanova

8   Nancy Penaloza   235   Villanova

9   Will Wise    231    Villanova

10  Heather Smith   231    Duke

11  Jeremy Bergeron    230   Villanova

12  SHEBA MOBLEY    230   Villanova

13  Suzan Parra   230    Villanova

14  Mark Gerstenberg   230   Villanova

15  Erin Oroszi   230   Villanova

16  Whitney Johnson  225  Villanova

17  James Martinez    222   Villanova

18  bill camp   221   Virginia

19  Mary Kirks    217   Villanova

20  Andrew Walter   216   Villanova

20  Michael Rupp    216  Arizona

22  Dan Brandt    216    Villanova

23  Jeff Christensen   214   Xavier

24  Jessica Lastinger   213  Clemson

25  Marla Wilson   208   Kansas

26  April Allen   201  Kansas

27  Cory Town    199   Arizona

28  David Molchan   198   Michigan St.

29  Robyn Kilanowski   195   Michigan

30  Richard Beall    194    Houston

31  Zanda Raklinska   193   Virginia

32  Jeremiah Nease    191   Tennessee

33  Grant Burlingame   191   Duke

34  Kristin Chelin    186   Xavier

35  Lisa Kirwan    185   Villanova

36  Darrell Wilson   185   Kansas

37  Ross Silva    184   Virginia

38  Rob Schorzman    184    Michigan

39  Jared May    183    Virginia

40  Dave Mensing   182   Virginia

41  Sherri Stoltzfus    182   Kansas

42  Napoya Jones   181    Virginia

43  Martin Burlingame    181   Kansas

44  Judith Sedwick   180   Virginia

45  Lou Vitti   179     Duke

46  Jaime Klungtvedt    177    Cincinnati

47  Rita Dugan   177    Virginia

48  Laurel Fentanes   174   Virginia

48  tim kealy    174   Gonzaga

50  John Anderson     174     Xavier

51  James Rickman    174    Virginia

52  Mandy Campbell     174    Virginia

53  Cheryl Branch    172   Miami (Fla.)

54  Richard Kiedinger  168    Villanova

55  Natalie Martinez    162   Virginia

56  Dave Kraszewski   161   Alabama

57  Holly Koenig      160    Kansas

58  Corey Nakai    160      Virginia

59  Nelson De La Cruz   158   Virginia

60  Qiesha Lewis    157    Kansas

61  Denise Price     155    Kansas

62  Ashley Dodge    153   Kentucky

63  Patrick Loeber    153   Kentucky

64  L Malossi     151    Duke

65  Brittaney Grace    149    Gonzaga

66  Frank Gundy     149    Kansas

67  Sean Reeder     145    Kansas

68  Rod Smith     145     Duke


70  Adam Zeilder   139   Duke

71  Larry Zeidler   137   Duke

72  Dave Hammond  133   Kansas

73  Caitlin Gilkey   131   N. Carolina

74  clint christianson   130   W. Virginia

75  Chad Atherton   126   Arizona

76  Clara Loper    125     Xavier

77  Michael Schuneman    116    Xavier

78  Erica bazzy    114    Xavier

79  Tamara Bannister   100   Wichita St.

Update -- SERVPRO March Madness Contest 2018

3/26/2018 (Permalink)

Greetings SERVPRO March Madness players!  Kansas is going back to the Final Four.  But it’s hard to argue Duke shouldn’t be headed there after what some are calling the most riveting show of the NCAA tournament.  Yesterday Kansas knocked off second-seeded Duke 85-81 in overtime; it will be Kansas’ first return to the Final Four since 2012.

We had some shakeups in the standings with surely more to come with the Final Four this weekend and the National Championship on April 2nd.  Here are our top ten contestants so far:


1  Jancarlos Del Valle 249  282  65  Penn

2  Leslie Haren-Friesz 241  42 241 Michigan St.

3  Chris Rizzuto  222  238   Xavier

4. Bill camp   221  221  Virginia

5  Heather Smith 215  231    Duke

6  Jeff Christensen   214  214    Xavier

7  Jessica Lastinger  213  213   Clemson 

8  Marla Wilson   208    256   Kansas

9  Diane Barker  206  254   Villanova

10   Dean Skaret  203  251Villanova

11  April Allen  201    249   Kansas

12  Michael Rupp  200  216  Arizona

13  Cory Town  199  199  Arizona

14  David Molchan  198  198   Michigan St.

15  Doris Wall  196  244  Villanova

16  Richard Beall  194  194   Houston

17  Grant Burlingame  191  191   Duke

17  Jeremiah Nease  191  207  Tennessee

19  YOlanda Garcia  188  236  Villanova

20  Nancy Penaloza  187  235  Villanova

21  Kristin Chelin  186  186   Xavier

22  Darrell Wilson  185  233  Kansas

23  Ross Silva   184  184  Virginia

24  Will wise  183  231   Villanova

25  Erin Oroszi  182  230   Villanova

25  Jeremy Bergeron  182  230   

25  Mark Gerstenberg  182  230  Villanova

25  SHEBA MOBLEY  182  230   Villanova

25   Sherri Stoltzfus  182    230   Kansas

25  Suzan Parra  182  230    Villanova

31  Martin Burlingame  181  229  Kansas

32  Judith Sedwick  180  196   Virginia

33  Lou Vitti   179  179   Duke

33  Robyn Kilanowski  179  227   Michigan

35  Jaime Klungtvedt  177  177   Cincinnati

35  Rita Dugan  177  193   Virginia

35  Whitney Johnson  177  225    Villanova

35  Zanda Raklinska  177  193     Virginia

39  James Martinez  174  222    Villanova

39  Laurel Fentanes  174  174   Virginia

39  tim kealy  174  174    Gonzaga

42  Cheryl Branch  172  188   Miami (Fla.)

43  Mary Kirks  169  217    Villanova

44  Andrew Walter  168  216   Villanova

44  Dan Brandt  168  216   Villanova

46  Jared May   167   183    Virginia

47  Dave Mensing  166  182   Virginia

48  Napoya Jones  165  181   Virginia

49  Natalie Martinez  162  178   Virginia

50  Dave Kraszewski  161  161   Alabama

51  Holly Koenig  160  208  Kansas

52  James Rickman  158  174   Virginia

52  John Anderson  158  174    Xavier 

52  Mandy Campbell   158   174    Virginia

55  Qiesha Lewis  157  205   Kansas

56  Denise Price   155   203    Kansas

57  Ashley Dodge  153  153    Kentucky

57  Patrick Loeber  153  153   Kentucky

59  Rob Schorzman  152  216   Michigan

60  L Malossi  151  151   Duke

61  Brittaney Grace  149  165   Gonzaga

61  Frank Gundy  149  197   Kansas

63  Rod Smith  145  145  Duke

63  Sean Reeder  145  193   Kansas

65  Corey Nakai  144  160   Virginia

66  Nelson De La Cruz  142  158   Virginia

66  RUTH SCHLICHENMEYER  142  142 Duke

68  Adam Zeilder  139  139   Duke

69  Larry Zeidler  137  137   Duke

69  Lisa Kirwan  137  185   Villanova

71  Dave Hammond  133  181    Kansas

72  Caitlin Gilkey   131  131   N. Carolina

73  clint christianson  130  130    W. Virginia

74  Chad Atherton  126  126   Arizona

75  Clara Loper  125  125   Xavier

76  Richard Kiedinger  120  168   Villanova

77  Michael Schuneman  116  116   Xavier

78  Erica bazzy  114  114    Xavier

79  Tamara Bannister  100  100  Wichita St. 

Just a reminder, your SERVPRO reps Jeff Christensen and Chris Rizzuto are listed but not eligible to win.  To view all of the standings, click here.  Stay tuned for your final update and tournament winners list after the National Championship!

Dave Kraszewski

Marketing Manager 

SERVPRO of South Colorado Springs

SERVPRO of Northern Colorado Springs/Tri-Lakes

(719) 574-2789 office

(719) 424-2236 cell

"Ready For Whatever Happens."

SERVPRO March Madness 2018 Contest Update

3/19/2018 (Permalink)

What a kick-off to the tournament!  UMBC made history by becoming the first 16th seed to beat #1 seed Virginia.  Reigning national champion North Carolina fell to Texas A&M yesterday night, it's the second straight year the titleholder has been bounced prior to the Sweet 16.  More action to come!

Here are our current standings.  Stay tuned your next update after the Sweet 16!


1  Leslie Haren-Friesz  208  Michigan St.

2  Jessica Lastinger  200  Clemson

3  Chris Rizzuto    194    Xavier

4.  Jeff Christensen   193   Xavier

5   Jancarlos Del Valle   184   Penn

6.  Bill camp     181     Virginia

7   Heather Smith   172    Duke

8   Diane Barker    171    Villanova

9   Marla Wilson     170Kansas

9   Ross Silva     170     Virginia (

11 Dean Skaret   168   Villanova

12 Cory Town     167    Arizona

12 Michael Rupp   167    Arizona

14 Grant Burlingame   166   Duke

15 Doris Wall    164     Villanova

16 Jaime Klungtvedt  163   Cincinnati

16 Rita Dugan    163    Virginia

18 Nancy Penaloza    162    Villanova

19 David Molchan      161    Michigan St.

19 Kristin Chelin     161     Xavier

21 April Allen        160    Kansas 

22 Erin Oroszi    156     Villanova

22 Jeremy Bergeron    156    Villanova

22 Mark Gerstenberg    156    Villanova

22 SHEBA MOBLEY    156    Villanova

22 Suzan Parra   156   Villanova

27 Richard Beall      155     Houston

28 Lou Vitti      154        Duke

29 Jeremiah Nease   150   Tennessee

29 Whitney Johnson  150   Villanova

31 Zanda Raklinska   149   Virginia

32 Dave Mensing      147    Virginia

32 Martin Burlingame   147    Kansas

32 Yolanda Garcia    147     Villanova

35 Judith Sedwick     145   Virginia

36 Cheryl Branch   144    Miami (Fla.) 

36 Darrell Wilson    144    Kansas

38 Andrew Walter     142     Villanova

38 Dan Brandt    142    Villanova

38 Jared May    142    Virginia

38 Laurel Fentanes   142     Virginia 

38 Mary Kirks         142     Villanova

38 Robyn Kilanowski    142    Michigan

44 tim kealy     141     Gonzaga

45 James Martinez       140        Villanova

45 Sherri Stoltzfus     140    Kansas

45 will wise     140       Villanova 

48 Patrick Loeber     139      Kentucky

49 Qiesha Lewis     138    Kansas

50 Dave Kraszewski  136   Alabama

50 Denise Price   136     Kansas

52 Ashley Dodge     133       Kentucky

53Caitlin Gilkey     131     N. Carolina

53 Napoya Jones       131      Virginia


56 Brittaney Grace   129      Gonzaga

56 Rod Smith       129      Duke

58 L Malossi    126    Duke

59 Clara Loper    125     Xavier

59 clint christianson    125     W. Virginia

59 Holly Koenig      125     Kansas (115)

62 James Rickman     124   Virginia

62 John Anderson     124     Xavier

62 Mandy Campbell   124     Virginia

65 Larry Zeidler     121     Duke

66 Lisa Kirwan    116    Villanova

66 Natalie Martinez   116    Virginia

68 Frank Gundy    115     Kansas   

68 Rob Schorzman  115     Michigan

70 Adam Zeilder    114     Duke

71 Sean Reeder     113     Kansas

72 Chad Atherton     110    Arizona (127)

72 Corey Nakai     110     Virginia

72 Michael Schuneman    110    Xavier

75 Nelson De La Cruz     107    Virginia

76 Richard Kiedinger     106     Villanova

77 Tamara Bannister     100      Wichita St.

78 Dave Hammond    98     Kansas

NCAA March Madness 2018 is here!

3/1/2018 (Permalink)

It’s that time of year again… time for March Madness!

First Prize: RCA Galileo Pro 2 in 1 – 11.5” HD Touchscreen Flagship High Performance Tablet | Quad-Core | 1GB RAM | 32GB HDD | Detachable Keyboard

Second Prize: 2 Brunch Tickets at The Lake Terrace Dining Room for the BROADMOOR SUNDAY BRUNCH

Third Prize: $25 Gift Card for Starbucks

Consolation Prize: All players placing 4th and up receive a $5 Starbucks gift card -- you can’t lose!

If you would like to get in on the action, just follow the instructions below. No sports knowledge required. If you are unsure who to pick or don’t have time to fill in a bracket, use the easy “auto-fill” button and let the computer pick for you.

Eligibility: Must be a SERVPRO business partner; i.e. (customer, business owner, agent, agent staff, insurance adjuster, property manager, realtor, broker, or staff)

To play simply visit :…

Log in with an existing CBS Sports account or click on the blue “Register” button to create a new account.

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN. Brackets can be filled in starting Selection Sunday, 3/11. PLAYERS MUST FILL IN THEIR BRACKETS BY 11:59PM WEDNESDAY, 3/14.

If you have any questions or trouble registering please don’t hesitate to contact me. THERE IS NO COST OR OBLIGATION TO PLAY, if there are any additional team members in your office who you think may enjoy playing, please feel free to forward this email to them.

Have fun and good luck!

30 Years Since Shuttle Disaster

1/28/2016 (Permalink)

Published January 28, 2016

Associated Press   CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. –  As families of the lost Challenger astronauts gather with NASA to mark the space shuttle accident's 30th anniversary, there's a new voice to address the crowd.

June Scobee Rodgers -- widow of Challenger commander Dick Scobee and longtime spokeswoman for the group -- is passing the torch to daughter Kathie Scobee Fulgham.

Fulgham -- not Rodgers -- will be on the stage for Thursday morning's ceremony at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.

And making a rare appearance in the audience will be schoolteacher Christa McAuliffe's son, Scott, with his own family.

"It's going to be wonderful to watch the pages turn," Rodgers said earlier this week. The second generation "can now speak for our family and speak for the nation," she said, adding that she's looking forward to these grown astronauts' children "sharing their stories, their beliefs and their leadership."

For the seven astronauts' loved ones, Jan. 28, 1986, remains fresh in their minds.

Steven McAuliffe, a federal judge in Concord, New Hampshire, still declines interviews about his late wife Christa, who was poised to become the first schoolteacher in space. But he noted in a statement that although 30 years have passed, "Challenger will always be an event that occurred just recently. Our thoughts and memories of Christa will always be fresh and comforting."

McAuliffe said he's pleased "Christa's goals have been largely accomplished in that she has inspired generations of classroom teachers and students." She would be proud, he noted, of the Challenger Learning Centers.

McAuliffe is presiding over a trial this week in Concord, and so son Scott will represent the family, part of the next-generation shift. Scott and his sister are now in their 30s. The McAuliffes normally do not take part in these NASA memorials, so Scott's presence is especially noteworthy.

Along with the other Challenger families, Rodgers established the Challenger Center for Space Science Education just three months after the shuttle disintegrated in the Florida sky. Unusually cold weather that morning left Challenger's booster rockets with stiff O-ring seals; a leak in the right booster doomed the ship.

Today, there are more than 40 Challenger Learning Centers focusing on science, technology, engineering and math, mostly in the U.S. More are being built.

"They're not just a field trip for kids. They're actually lessons learned," said Rodgers, an educator who lives in Chattanooga, Tennessee. "That's why they've lasted."

McAuliffe's backup, Barbara Morgan, a schoolteacher from Idaho, rocketed into orbit in 2007 aboard Endeavour as a fully trained astronaut. Morgan was invited to speak Thursday at Rodgers' request.

Besides Dick Scobee and Christa McAuliffe, the Challenger dead include pilot Michael Smith, Judith Resnik, Ronald McNair, Ellison Onizuka and Gregory Jarvis.

Seven more shuttle astronauts died Feb. 1, 2003, aboard Columbia; that commander's widow, Evelyn Husband Thompson, will attend Thursday's ceremony.

The event will honor the Columbia Seven as well, along with the three Apollo 1 astronauts killed during a launch pad test on Jan. 27, 1967. NASA also plans observances at Arlington National cemetery, Johnson Space Center in Houston and elsewhere.

At Kennedy, the Scobee contingent will number 12, including June's son Richard, a major general in the Air Force, and a 16-year-old granddaughter.

Dick Scobee was 46 years old when he died aboard Challenger barely a minute into the flight. Both his children are now in their 50s.

"For so many people, 30 years, it's definitely history. It's in the history books," Rodgers said. For the family, "it's like it's just happened, which in a way keeps Dick Scobee young in our hearts, and the joy and excitement he had for flying."

Red Cross Helps the East Coast

1/27/2016 (Permalink)

We proudly sponsor the Red Cross and their efforts.

Here is a recent article that shows the Humanitarian efforts of the Red Cross….

Life is slowly returning to normal on the East Coast as people dig out from the weekend’s historic snow storm, but some still need help and the American Red Cross is hard at work across multiple states, lending a hand.

The Red Cross still has shelters open in several states to help people affected by the storm. In New Jersey, Red Cross workers are helping assess the damage after the flooding in the southern end of the state.

PLEASE GIVE BLOOD The extreme weather has created an emergency need for blood donations and platelet donors, as many donation centers had to be closed during the blizzard.All eligible blood and platelet donors of all types are urged to make an appointment to give as soon as possible. See full details here about how you can help.

WINTER DRIVING Many highways and streets are still snow-covered. The Red Cross urges people to avoid driving if possible. If someone has to drive, they should have a window scraper, kitty litter or sand, extra clothes and a Disaster Supplies Kit in the trunk in case they get stuck. Pack high-protein snacks, water, first aid kit, flashlight, small battery-operated radio, an emergency contact card with names and phone numbers, extra prescription medications, blankets and important documents or information you may need.

  • Fill the vehicle’s gas tank and clean the lights and windows to help you see.
  • If you have to drive, make sure everyone has their seat belts on and give your full attention to the road. Avoid distractions such as cell phones.
  • Don’t follow other vehicles too closely. Sudden stops are difficult on snowy roadways.
  • Don’t use cruise control when driving in winter weather.
  • Don’t pass snow plows.
  • Know that ramps, bridges and overpasses will freeze before roadways.
  • If you do get stuck, make sure your tailpipe is not buried in the snow. Dangerous carbon monoxide can get in the car if it is. Don’t run your engine and heater constantly to help avoid running out of gas. Don’t use things like lights or the radio without the engine running so the battery doesn’t conk out.
  • If you can, move your vehicle off the roadway. Stay with it – don’t abandon it. If you have to get out of your vehicle, use the side away from traffic.

POWER OUTAGE If you are without power during the cold, you should go to a designated public shelter. If you are going to use a generator, never use it indoors, even in a garage, carport, basement or crawlspace, as fumes from the generator can be deadly. Don’t hook a generator up to the home’s wiring. The safest thing to do is to connect the equipment you want to power directly to the outlets on the generator.

Other safety tips include:

  • Use flashlights for light, not candles.
  • Keep the refrigerator and freezer doors closed as much as possible. Check refrigerated food for spoilage and if in doubt, throw it out. Your refrigerator will keep cold for about 4 hours. If the freezer is full, it will keep its temperature for about 48 hours.
  • Have coolers on hand and surround your food with ice in the cooler or refrigerator to keep food cold for a longer period of time.
  • Turn off and unplug all unnecessary electrical equipment and any appliances, equipment or electronics to avoid damaging them when the power is restored.
  • Leave one light turned on so you’ll know when the power comes back on.
  • Watch animals and keep them under your direct control.
  • Eliminate unnecessary travel, especially by car. Traffic lights will be out and roads will be congested.
  • If using a fireplace, use a glass or metal fire screen large enough to catch sparks and rolling logs.
  • Place space heaters on a level, hard surface and keep anything flammable at least three feet away – turn off space heaters and make sure fireplace embers are out before leaving the room or going to bed.

AFTER THE STORM As people begin to dig out from the snow in the coming days, the Red Cross cautions them to be very careful. Shoveling snow is very strenuous work and people should consider their physical condition before taking it on. Take frequent breaks and stay hydrated. Other safety steps include:

  • Watch for hypothermia and frostbite. Hypothermia symptoms include confusion, dizziness, exhaustion and severe shivering. Frostbite symptoms include numbness, flushed gray, white, blue or yellow skin discoloration, numbness, or waxy feeling skin.
  • Check on those who might need special help, such as elderly people living alone, people with disabilities and children.
  • Wear layers of lightweight clothing to stay warm.

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SERVPRO of Northern Colorado Springs/Tri-Lakes partners with non-profit to help PTSD program

10/7/2015 (Permalink)

"Duece" ready to ride to help local veterans.

SERVPRO of Northern Colorado Springs/Tri-Lakes partners with non-profit to benefit PTSD dog training organization.

SERVPRO of Northern Colorado Springs/Tri-Lakes was proud to sponsor the Annual "Get the Buck Off the Road" motorcycle ride to benefit a local charity, Wings and Warriors, who rescue doomed dogs from shelters and train them to be service dogs to those suffering from PTSD and SBT.  Raising $1,155.00 in 2015, SERVPRO of Northern Colorado Springs/Tri-Lakes has been a sponsor of this event since 2014 and has been instrumental in helping to donate $2,655.00 back to our local community through the ride, "Get the Buck Off The Road".