Winter is at an end, and thoughts of gifts and giving have been replaced with dreams of sunshine. However, at Aftermath, we believe that kindness and charity are year round. Guided by the principles of education, safety, and community, Aftermath has become a fixture in communities nationwide, providing specialty cleaning services to families and businesses in need of assistance. Our compassionate staff of trained technicians are on call 24/7, ready to deliver discreet, caring service whenever it is needed.
Our commitment goes far beyond trauma cleaning, however. We also believe in fostering the caring spirit while helping those in crisis. From charitable donations and training, to local sponsorships, scholarships, and volunteering, Aftermath’s philosophy is centered on supporting the three pillars, and providing a resource for families throughout the US. Read on to learn more about some of our favorite “acts of kindness” – then follow us on Facebook or Twitter and stay up-to-date on future events!
Just Around the Corner: PPE Giveaways
We love spring for many reasons, not just great weather. Spring is also when we host our annual PPE Giveaway. Last year’s drawing ran through the month of March, and involved over 1400 law enforcement officials, coroners, and medical examiners from all across the US. 105 winners, including 5 grand prize winners, were chosen. The grand prize winners received a 5.01 Tactical Bag and PPE kit from 5.11 Tactical, and the 100 winners received their own PPE kit.
No matter what you do for a living, workplace safety is a subject that concerns us all. In addition to our annual Giveaway, Aftermath often hosts drawings for PPE kits and “bug out bags” at conferences and conventions. Stop by our booth at your next local event for your chance to win. Also, be sure to keep an eye out for announcements about this year’s PPE Giveaway, starting in March!
Summer Break Means Scholarships
The second annual Aftermath Collegiate Scholarship was announced last May. In addition to meeting several basic criteria, scholarship hopefuls were challenged to write an essay that clearly and creatively tackled the difficult subject of how social media has changed the way we think about and handle grief. In one month, almost 1,000 applications were received, but only two winners were selected from hundreds of exceptional essays. This year, in addition to a new essay topic, we’re introducing an overhaul to the contest. Stay tuned for details later this spring!
Fall for an Old Favorite: The Annual K9 Grant
Last November, Aftermath proudly announced the winners of the 2016 K9 Grant Competition. Hundreds of police departments were nominated and over 152,000 votes were received during the month-long event – nearly triple the number from the previous year. At the tail end, 5 departments emerged as clear leaders of the pack. At the end of October, the Alamogordo Police Department of Alamogordo, New Mexico, emerged as top dog. Four runners up were also rewarded, including police departments in Pekin, IL, Johnson City, NY, Larksville, PA and Matteson, IL.
This year’s contest is shaping up to be even bigger! We’re excited to see your K9 photos, and catch up with previous years winners, including Grand Prize winner, K9 Officer Clint, of Alamogord0.
Random Acts of Kindness Means Gratitude Has No Season
From participation in national events like Red Nose Day, Cop on Top, Random Acts of Kindness Day, & National Night Out, to all the contests, conferences, and scholarships, Aftermath is spreading the word about the importance of professional trauma cleanup and biohazard remediation. We would like to thank law enforcement and other community members who participate in events like the ones mentioned here. You give your best every day, and Aftermath proudly supports your hard work and dedication.
For more information on biohazard remediation and future events and giveaways, visit our Facebook Page or Tweet to us at @aftermath90.