DETROIT, MI--(Marketwired - Sep 30, 2013) - During National Fire Prevention month in October, Dryer Vent Wizard (DVW) will hold its second annual fundraising drive to benefit the Children's Burn Foundation, a non-profit that provides educational, medical and psychological care for children burned in fires.
The fundraising drive is part of DVW's ongoing efforts to educate the public about fire prevention and safety. A member of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), DVW is a nationwide franchise that specializes in dryer vent repair, replacement, alteration, cleaning and maintenance for residential and commercial clients.
"Last year our franchisees and corporate office raised more than $5,000 for the Children's Burn Foundation," said Terry Reuer, DVW CEO. "This year we hope to exceed those efforts."
"We are honored to once again partner with Dryer Vent Wizard. Together we are helping families create a fire safe home environment. As burns are one of the most painful injuries a child can experience, this work is vitally important," shared Carol Horvitz, Children's Burn Foundation's Executive Director.
During October, DVW franchisees will give out wristbands with the company's slogan "Prevent a Fire, Clean Your Dryer" in exchange for a donation of five dollars each and more, with 100 percent of the proceeds donated to the Children's Burn Foundation. Donations can also be made online at www.DryerVentWizard.com.
During Fire Prevention Week, scheduled from October 6 to 12, 2013, DVW franchisees are also partnering with open houses at local fire departments throughout the U.S. and Canada to demonstrate dryer vent cleaning services. Fire Prevention Week was established to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire in October 1871 that killed more than 250 people and left more than 100,000 people homeless.
It is estimated that poorly maintained or clogged dryer vents are the leading cause of appliance fires, resulting in more than 15,500 dryer fires every year. These are only the reported cases.
Founded in 2004 and headquartered in Farmington Hills, Mich., Dryer Vent Wizard services more than 9,000 communities of all sizes throughout the U.S. and Canada and helps raise public awareness about the importance of dryer vent cleaning to prevent dryer fires and save energy. For more information or to schedule an appointment, visit www.DryerVentWizard.com or call 866-498-SAFE (7233) in the U.S. and 866-395-SAFE (7233) in Canada.