Clarksville, TN Online: News, Opinion, Arts & Entertainment.


Clarksville Firefighters Local #3180 and Servpro of Montgomery County donate pallet of copy paper to Clarksville-Montgomery County Teachers Warehouse

 

Clarksville, TN – Clarksville Firefighters Local #3180 and Servpro of Montgomery County teamed together to make a donation to the Clarksville-Montgomery County School System’s Teachers Warehouse. The donation of a pallet of copy paper fills a constant need for area teachers.

“Through our contacts with Mrs. Candy Johnson we learned a lot about the Teachers Warehouse. We come to find out that one of the things that they’re always in need of, and they’re really hurting for is copy paper,” said David Kirkland, President of Clarksville Firefighters Local #3180. “I guess it’s just because of the fact that the classrooms have become much more automated; and there a lot more stuff that has to be run off, and copied.”

David Kirkland, President -Clarksville Firefighters Asso. Local 3180 & Candy Johnson, CMCSS Foundation and Community Relations Director, Gary Orr, Construction Manager for Servpro of Montgomery County, Rebecca Dyer-CMCSS Foundation and Community Relations Assistant, and Gavin Parchman, Business Development Manager Servpro of Montgomery County

David Kirkland, President -Clarksville Firefighters Asso. Local 3180 & Candy Johnson, CMCSS Foundation and Community Relations Director, Gary Orr, Construction Manager for Servpro of Montgomery County, Rebecca Dyer-CMCSS Foundation and Community Relations Assistant, and Gavin Parchman, Business Development Manager Servpro of Montgomery County

Kirkland continued, “bout the same time that I was talking with Candy about that, Gavin Parchman from Servpro of Montgomery County contacted me and wanted to do a joint venture with us, so i brought this to his attention and he said, “Hey let’s do it!” So we contacted Candy and we got the ball rolling on it, and the next thing you know we had a pallet of copy paper delivered down here for them. Hopefully it will last them through the Christmas break.”

“Receiving a donation of copy paper like this is simply amazing,” said Rebecca Dyer, of the Clarksville-Montgomery County Education Foundation as she pointed to the large pallet of paper sitting in the background. “We go through copy paper so fast! We will buy a box, and it will be gone the same day that we buy it. The teachers are only allowed so much paper per year from the school system, and when they run out of their allocation, they have to purchase it with their own money. So this helps them a lot, because it is pretty costly.”

Joan Burke, a volunteer at the Teachers Warehouse grabs the first pack of the donated paper for Tonya Campbell, a sixth grade teacher at Richview Middle School.

Joan Burke, a volunteer at the Teachers Warehouse grabs the first pack of the donated paper for Tonya Campbell, a sixth grade teacher at Richview Middle School.

“The donation we received today from the Clarksville Firefighters Union Local #3180 and Servpro of Montgomery County is going to help a great deal,” said Candy Johnson, the Executive Director of the Clarksville-Montgomery County Education Foundation and Community Relations Coordinator for the Clarksville-Montgomery County School System.

Area teachers shopping at the Teachers Warehouse

Area teachers shopping at the Teachers Warehouse

“Copy paper is one of those items that goes pretty quickly because it can cost $4 or $5 dollars per pack for a teacher to go out and buy it themselves.With teachers needing to make a lot of copies for students work. They get a limited number of copies each year from the schools but that can frequently run short of what they actually end up needing.”

When this happens area teachers can call on the Teachers Warehouse as a backup source. “But at times we may be out of it in the store,” said Johnson. “So when David Kirkland asked, I suggested this to them as our most urgently needed item. So they got together and donated a pallet containing over 400 packs of copy paper. What should last us until the end of October.”

Johnson concluded, “We really appreciate the support of the Clarksville Firefighters Union Local #3180 and Servpro of Montgomery County, and look forwards to working for them in the future!”

Teaming with Servpro of Montgomery County on this donation was a perfect match for the firefighters union. “What I want people to remember is if you have a house fire, once the Clarksville firefighters load their hose we’re done!” said Kirkland. “That’s when the work starts for the homeowner. The job people like Gavin with Servpro of Montgomery County do, and the work that they do in these restorations for these houses is unbelievable!”

He continued, “The headache that they take away from the homeowner after a disaster is so very important, because it’s a very emotional time for the homeowner you just lost her house, possibly lost heirlooms that you will never be able to replace well it’s bad enough that you did that now you have to go in and start dealing with cleanup, repair, and stuff like that. “

Kirkland concluded “This company comes in and does it all, and you don’t have to worry about it. It’s done, and it’s done right! We have partnered with them on some other stuff in the past, and they’re just great people to deal with.”

“When disaster strikes, we come in to help the homeowners undertake the recovery process.” Said Gavin Parchman from Servpro of Montgomery County. “We cleanup what the fire and police departments leave behind. We work very hard to ensure that the homeowner experiences a smooth recovery process.”

“We’ve are very proud to be able to team up with the Clarksville Firefighters Local #3180 to donate this pallet of copy paper to the Clarksville-Montgomery County School Systems Teachers Warehouse,” said Parchman. “We had no clue about the paper issue faced by our local teachers. So when David Kirkland and Danny Perry contacted us about possibly doing this together after the golf tournament, we said “absolutely!” And so here we are!”

Rebecca Dyer, CMCSS Foundation and Community Relations Assistant talks with David Kirkland, President -Clarksville Firefighters Asso. Local 3180, Gary Orr, Construction Manager for Servpro of Montgomery County, and Gavin Parchman, Business Development Manager Servpro of Montgomery County

Rebecca Dyer, CMCSS Foundation and Community Relations Assistant talks with David Kirkland, President -Clarksville Firefighters Asso. Local 3180, Gary Orr, Construction Manager for Servpro of Montgomery County, and Gavin Parchman, Business Development Manager Servpro of Montgomery County

Other items that are always in demand include hand sanitizer, antibiotics soaps, boxes of tissues, Expo Dry Erase Board Cleaner, and the dry erase erasers. For more information about how you or your company can help contact Candy Johnson at the Clarksville-Montgomery County School System.

Servpro of Montgomery County is an independently owned franchise. They are one of the roughly 1900 Servpro franchises located around the country, and have been helping area homeowners recover from disaster for over 15 years. The company is a full-service general contractor that specializes in emergency service work, offering a variety of services from fire, and water mitigation, crime scene cleanup, mold remediation, duct cleaning, carpet cleaning, and more. Their large loss response team can handle jobs of $1 million and up.


About Bill Larson

Sections

Education

Topics

, , , , , ,

Comments

You must be logged in to post a comment.


  • Visit Us On FacebookVisit Us On TwitterVisit Us On PinterestVisit Us On YoutubeCheck Our FeedVisit Us On Instagram
  • Personal Controls

    Archives