The restoration business has spent the last month clearing debris and repairing devastated homes along the East coast, the Athens Banner-Herald reports.
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Luke Smith and his crew from the Watkinsville franchise of ServiceMaster Complete have joined forces with workers from Conyers and Sandy Springs to help residents of Hurricane Sandy's hard-hit areas piece their lives back together. According to an article in the Athens Banner-Herald, the crew has spent the past month working 16-hour days clearing water, removing debris and repairing damaged homes for clients despite facing obstacles like snow. Between clients, the crew provided service free of charge to a volunteer firefighter and different forms of charity to others, Smith told the newspaper. Team members have only recently begun rotating back to Georgia, according to the article.
Year after year, Esther Porter's dedication to the environment remains strong, the executive director says.
Over 51 billion pieces of litter end up on U.S. roadways each year. According to Keep America Beautiful, the 6,729 litter items per mile cost the U.S. almost $11.5 billion each year in litter cleanup costs. The Keep Oconee County Beautiful Commission (KOCBC) is working to reduce the litter statistic in the community and was recently honored for its efforts. The organization was presented with a second place award in the Litter Prevention category at the Keep Georgia Beautiful Foundation Awards Luncheon. Members Kate McDaniel, Monica Ali and former executive director Esther Porter traveled to Atlanta to accept the award on Nov. 14. Keep America Beautiful is a national network of more than 1,200 local affiliates across the country devoted to…