This holiday season, My Plumber Heating Cooling & Electrical is once
again partnering with several local area food pantries to feed our community.
The food drive, known as Warm Hands & Full Hearts, was established
in 2005 by a special My Plumber employee, Susan Phillips. The food drive
has collected and distributed a cumulative total of 85,218 pounds of food.
This year, the company’s goal is to collect 5,000 pounds of food by
December 20, bringing the total amount collected by the Warm Hands &
Full Hearts food drive to more than 90,000 pounds. To rally support, My
Plumber Heating Cooling & Electrical is asking customers to contribute
non-perishable food items during service calls. In return, customers will
be given a discount of $2.00 off any Service Repair per item donated,
up to a maximum of five items.
When Susan Phillips passed away in 2012, the Warm Hands & Full Hearts
food drive at My Plumber Heating Cooling & Electrical stopped. “Susan
was such a big part of the impact My Plumber was able to make in the community.
Her care for the community and others was remarkable. After losing a valued
team member like Susan it was hard to continue the food drive, not only
physically, but it was heartbreaking to remember she’s gone,”
explained company owner Mark Presgrave. But this year, company owners
Wendell and Mark Presgrave decided to restart the program to honor Susan’s memory.
The food drive donations will be distributed among five Virginia counties
including Stafford, Fauquier, Loudoun, Fairfax, and Prince William, and
also in Montgomery county in Maryland. My Plumber is also partnering with
the Capital Area Food Bank, which distributes to regions in Northern Virginia,
Washington D.C., and Maryland.
“We service so many homes across Northern Virginia and Maryland,
which is why we decided to partner with several food pantries along with
the Capital Area Food Bank, to make sure we are helping all of our communities
in need,” said Linzy Browne, Marketing Assistant at My Plumber Heating
Cooling & Electrical.
To spread the word about the food drive, My Plumber Heating Cooling &
Electrical purchased reusable grocery bags with the phrase “Warm
Hands & Full Hearts Food Drive in memory of Susan Phillips”
printed on each bag. These reusable bags, of which there is a limited
supply, have been distributed among the company’s technicians to
be given to the next 2,000 homes that choose to participate in the food drive.
If customers are unable to donate items at the time of the service call,
they can still support the food drive. My Plumber Heating Cooling &
Electrical is hosting a digital food drive on its Facebook page, where
customers can make monetary donations to the Capital Area Food bank. One
dollar can supply two meals for those in need.