Recent Community Posts

Read Across America

3/2/2016 (Permalink)

Community Read Across America The Cat in the Hat!

Read Across America is a celebration of Dr. Suess's Birthday and allows us the honor of reading to the Elementary School Children.  Thank you to the Roanoke Rotary for allowing us this honor!

SERVPRO of Roanoke, Montgomery & Pulaski Counties are PROUD sponsors of the Roanoke Rampage

9/21/2015 (Permalink)

The Roanoke Rampage Fire and Police Football Team are made up of professional fire, police, EMS and public safety workers throughout Roanoke and the New River Valley. The Roanoke Rampage football team was formed to raise money for local charities while playing competitive football in the National Public Safety Football League (NPSFL). All players, coaches, and team assistants are strictly volunteers. 

2015 ZOMBIE RUN

8/26/2015 (Permalink)

Community 2015 ZOMBIE RUN Roanoke Zombie 5k October 3, 2015

Please join us for the 3rd annual Roanoke Zombie 5k on Saturday, October 3 from 8-12 at Green Hill Park in Salem, VA.

Run for your life then shop the Rummage Sale.  Presented by Roanoke Regional Jail in partnership with Roanoke County Parks Recreation and Tourism.

Net proceeds to benefit Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics of Virginia.

Come as a RUNNER, come as a ZOMBIE, come as YOURSELF and enjoy the fun!

Register at www.roanokezombie5k.com

Salem Kiwanis Golf Tournament

5/5/2015 (Permalink)

Please join us by participating in the Salem Kiwanis Golf Tournament on Friday, May 22, 2015 at Hanging Rock Golf Club.  Lunch will begin at 12:00 noon, with tee off at 1:30.  Please call Brenda Giles at 540-389-5818 for registration information.  

Spring Home Show

3/25/2015 (Permalink)

Look for SERVPRO at the 2015 Spring Home Show this weekend, March 27-29 at the Salem Civic Center put on by the Roanoke Regional Homebuilders Association.  

Women's Leadership Conference - Montgomery County

2/24/2015 (Permalink)

Join us at Montgomery Co. Chamber's Women's Leadership Conference March 5, 2015 from 12:00 noon - 4:30 p.m. at the Inn at Virginia Tech.  Call the chamber for reservations 540.382.3020.

Salem Roanoke Co. Chamber's Business & Technology Showcase

1/21/2015 (Permalink)

Look for SERVPRO at the Salem Roanoke Co. Chamber's Business & Technology Showcase will be held Wednesday, February 11, 2015 in the Community Room of the Salem Civic Center from 4 pm - 7 pm.

Veterans Appreciation Picnic

11/7/2014 (Permalink)

Community Veterans Appreciation Picnic Free to Veterans and one guest!

Veterans Appreciation Picnic and Veterans Day Ceremony

Sunday, November 9, Noon until 3:00
Vinton War Memorial 

Free to veterans and one guest with proof of service.  $5 donation for other guests accepted at the gate.  All donations go to Virginia Wounded Warrior Program, Military Family Support Center and Blue Ridge Veterans Celebration Grant Program

JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes

9/3/2014 (Permalink)

Community JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes JDRF Walk 2012 - with SERVPRO'S HEROES

Sunday, September 28, 2014 Team SERVPRO's Heroes will be walking 3 miles to raise money for Type 1 Diabetes research.  The walk will be at The Virginia Museum of Transportation at 303 Norfolk Ave., SW, Roanoke, VA.  Online donations may be made to http://www2.jdrf.org/goto/SERVPROSHEROES.

Successful Blood Drive

6/18/2014 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Roanoke, Montgomery & Pulaski County held a successful American Red Cross Blood Drive at their facility in Salem.  We had 13 donors and successfuly collected 10 pints of life saving blood.  Thanks to everyone who donated or helped out with this drive.

Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce Bocce Ball Tournament

5/29/2014 (Permalink)

Join us at the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce's Bocce Ball Tournament June 5, 2014 from 3-8 pm.  The event will be held at HHHunt/Home Depot Field in Blacksburg. For more information, contact the Chamber at 540-382-3020.

SERVPRO to host American Red Cross Blood Drive - June 16

5/20/2014 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Roanoke, Montgomery & Pulaski Counties will be holding an American Cross Blood Drive as part of the Red Cross' "100 days of summer...100 days of hope"  Blood is especially needed this time of year.  SERVPRO's blood drive will be Monday, June 16, 2014 from 3pm - 6pm at the SERVPRO facility located at 1331 Southside Drive, Salem, VA.  For an appointment sign-up online at redcrossblood.org.  Questions? Contact Brenda Giles at 540-389-5818 or brendagiles@servprormp.com.

Visit us at The Spring Home Show - Better Living Expo

3/24/2014 (Permalink)

The Roanoke Regional Homebuilders Association's 44th Annual Spring Home Show is March 28-30 at the Salem Civic Center.  Show hours are Friday 2pm-7pm; Saturday 10am-7pm; and Sunday 12 noon-5pm. 

More than 160 showrooms under one roof, including SERVPRO.  Stop by our booth to have your jewelry cleaned and to register for our door prize - a free carpet cleaning!

For more information go to www.theSpringHomeShow.com

Tips on How to Prepare for a Power Outage - from the American Red Cross

3/4/2014 (Permalink)

Community Tips on How to Prepare for a Power Outage - from the American Red Cross Power Outage - Prepare BEFORE they happen!

How Do I Prepare for a Power Outage?

To help preserve your food, keep the following supplies in your home:

 One or more coolers—Inexpensive

Styrofoam coolers work well.

 Ice—Surrounding your food with ice in a

cooler or in the refrigerator will keep food

colder for a longer period of time during a

prolonged power outage.

 A digital quick-response thermometer—

With these thermometers you can quickly

check the internal temperatures of food to

ensure they are cold enough to use safely.

Put together an emergency

preparedness kit with these supplies

in case of a prolonged or widespread

power outage:

• Water—one gallon per person, per day (3-

day supply for evacuation, 2-week supply for

home) • Food—non-perishable, easy-toprepare

items (3-day supply for evacuation,

2-week supply for home) • Flashlight

(NOTE: Do not use candles during a power

outage due to the extreme risk of fire.)

Battery-powered or hand-crank radio (NOAA

Weather Radio, if possible) • Extra batteries

• First aid kit • Medications (7-day supply)

and medical items • Multi-purpose tool •

Sanitation and personal hygiene items •

Copies of personal documents (medication

list and pertinent medical information,

deed/lease to home, birth certificates,

insurance policies) • Cell phone with

chargers • Family and emergency contact

information • Extra cash

 If someone in your home is dependent on

electric-powered, life-sustaining

equipment, remember to include backup

power in your evacuation plan.

 Keep a non-cordless telephone in your

home. It is likely to work even when the

power is out.

 Keep your car’s gas tank full.

Tips to Help Prevent Catching the Flu

12/27/2013 (Permalink)

The Center for Disease Control suggest "Take 3" Actions to Fight the Flu -  a serious, contagious disease that can lead to hospitalization and even death.  Flu-like symptoms include fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, chills and fatigue. Some people also may have vomiting and diarrhea. People may be infected with the flu, and have respiratory symptoms without a fever.

1.  Take time to get flu vaccine.  Everyone 6 months of age and older should get a vaccine.  It is very important that people of high risk receive their vaccination to reduce risk and severity.  Those at high risk of flu complications include very young children, pregnant women, people with chronic health conditions, and those age 65 and older.

2.  Take steps everyday to prevent the spread of germs: 

  •       Avoid close contact with those who are ill.
  •       Stay home if you have flu-like symptoms at least for 24 hours after your fever subsides.
  •      While you are sick, avoid contact with others.
  •      Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
  •      Wash your hands often with soap and water. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohols based hand sanitizer.
  •      Avoid touching your nose, eyes and mouth.
  •      Clean and disinfect surfaces that may have been        contaminated by germs.

3.  Take flu antiviral drugs if your doctor prescribes them.  this may shorten the time you are sick or make the symptoms milder.  They may also prevent serious flu complications.  It is recommended that you take the flu antiviral within two days of getting sick.  But starting later can also help, especially those at high risk.  Always, follow your doctors instructions.

Here's to a flu-free season!

Thanksgiving Cooking Safety Tips

11/21/2013 (Permalink)

Community Thanksgiving Cooking Safety Tips Safety Tips for Thanksgiving Cooking

THANKSGIVING SAFETY

Thanksgiving is just around the corner. Safety in the kitchen is important, especially on Thanksgiving Day when there is a lot of activity in kitchen. The National Fire Protection Association offers SAFETY TIPS:
1. Stay in the kitchen when cooking on the stovetop.
2. Stay in the home when cooking turkey (or other food in oven) and check it frequently.
3. Keep children away from the stove.
4. Keep children away from hot food and liquids. Steam or splash from vegetables, gravy or coffee could cause serious burns.
5. Keep the floor clear so you don't trip over items like bags, toys, pocketbooks, etc.
6. Keep knives out of reach of children.
7. Be sure electric cords from kitchen appliances like mixers, etc. are not dangling off the counter within easy reach of a child.
8. Keep matches and utility lighters out of reach of children.
9. Never leave children alone in a room with a lit candle.
10. Please make sure your smoke alarms are working. Test them by pushing the test button.

SERVPRO of Roanoke, Montgomery & Pulaski Counties wishes everyone a Happy and Safe Thanksgiving Holiday!