2020 Yearly Recap
There’s no doubt that 2020 brought a year of challenges and change, trials and tribulations. And for far too many a time of grief and sorrow. A year that has taught us that the only thing you can really plan for is the unexpected and the need for agility and resilience. In March there were ripples that turned into a tsunami of change. Watching the community come together to ensure that we have done our best to keep citizens safe, connected, and well has been humbling. The tragic reality of the pandemic will eventually end, and we will get through it. We must endure. With that said, we would like to take a moment to reflect on the opportunities that we were still able to help with in the community during these difficult times.
It’s become clear that the COVID-19 pandemic isn’t going away any time soon. We are thankful that local youth were still given the chance to participate in several sporting activities. Changing some rules and guidelines allowed them to be active and play together. SERVPRO of Spencer & Iowa Great Lakes is a proud supporter of youth baseball and soccer. In July of this year our Little League team won the season championship! Way to go boys! While they were unable to play, we also sponsored an Okoboji little league team. We hope to see you this spring. I was personally able to watch the U10 SERVPRO soccer team each Saturday morning play their hearts out. Your hard work and determination did not go unnoticed!
As a sponsor of the Spencer Tailtwisters and the Spencer Tigers each fall we take off the green and orange to throw on our purple and gold and cheer on the football team! This fall make sure you stop by our table at halftime to pick up some SERVPRO gear!
While our marketing staff was working from the office most of the spring and summer they brainstormed ways to give back to the men and women who keep our communities safe. We had the opportunity of cleaning and sanitizing vehicles for the Iowa State Patrol District 6 team, Arnolds Park Police Department, Okoboji Police Department, Spencer Police Department, and the Clay County Sheriff Department. Thank you for all you do!
In late August and early September we are able to “drag” the boss and our marketing team away from their desks for a Friday of fun in the sun while participating in the 2020 Great Okoboji Lakes Finale Golf Tournament held at Okoboji View Golf Course, and the 39th Annual Spencer Chamber Golf Fundraiser held at the Spencer Golf & Country Club. We are already counting down the days till next year’s events.
This past year has shown us more than ever that our communities are littered with more heroes than we imagined. From local departments who respond at a moments notice when a disaster strikes at your home or business. The local law enforcement agencies keeping our communities safe from harm. The local EMS crews who work countless hours saving those in need. We owe these men and women a debt of gratitude for their service and sacrifice. What better way to pay that debt than to offer them a day of fun on us. With that in mind SERVPRO of Spencer & Iowa Great Lakes created a First Responder Golf Outing. With the help of our sponsors we were able to invite 17 teams from the area and provide them with a fun filled day of golf, food, and fun! Each team that participated was awarded with cash and gift prizes going back to their departments. We are looking forward to hosting this event for years to come and we can’t thank you enough for all your support!
With October being Fire Prevention Month, we put together a gift pack that consisted of a dual sensor smoke alarm and a fire extinguisher. Almost two-thirds of home fire deaths resulted from fires in properties without working smoke alarms. Each year we are happy to help out a family in need. If you haven’t already, make sure to find us on Facebook to participate in future drawings.
As 2020 was coming to an end we wanted to do our part in making sure that every child is able to have a happy birthday and a present to make them smile on their special day. We were honored to donate to the Upper Des Moines Opportunity Kids Birthday Room. Thank you to the staff that helped us make this happen!
As we head into 2021 we want to thank all of our customers for letting us help you with all of your fire, water, mold, sewer backup, COVID sanitation, and commercial needs. We hope to provide you with the best experience possible. Cheers to health, happiness, and prosperity in 2021 from all of your friends at SERVPRO of Spencer & Iowa Great Lakes.