SERVPRO supporting the local Northwest Bergen Community and Waldwick High School
"Shark Tank" at Waldwick High School
Karen participated in the 2019 "Shark Tank" at Waldwick High School. It's a great opportunity for the young entrepreneurs to use their creativity and business savvy! Here is a note from the organizer:
Dear "Sharks", I can't thank you enough for your continued support of our students. You are so generous with your time and expertise and we are so thankful for you. The students really enjoy this activity which would not be possible without your help. I believe it is such a valuable learning experience for them in terms of collaboration, presentation skills, creative analysis, and critical thinking. Thanks you again and I look forward to having you back for Season 5 next year! Have a wonderful summer!! Please find an attached photo.... With much gratitude, Ted
Waldwick Cinco de Mayo 5k Run
Waldwick 5k Run 2018
Grab your sombrero and sneakers! And join SERVPRO of Northwest Bergen County at the Waldwick 5k Run. We are a Gold sponsor for the event, we are donating tents, swag bag items and Karen is handing out the "Chile Pepper" medals! Here is the link to find out more information:
You might also see some of our employees running or walking! Here are the details from the event organizers:
This is “nacho” ordinary 5K Run! This year’s 12th Annual Waldwick Chamber of Commerce 5K Run and 1 Mile Walk will be held on Cinco de Mayo! This USATF-NJ Grand Prix sanctioned 500-point event offers a fast, scenic course through Waldwick Borough Park with the big finish on the new high school track. We’ll fiesta like there’s no manana with live music, and entertaining messages peppered along the way. Waldwick’s special brand of race-day spirit will keep you light on your feet all 3.1 miles. The race is timed by Best Racing System using B Tag Chips, and this race boasts the best goody bag swag (to the first 400 registrants), and special commemorative tech shirts.A portion of the proceeds from the 5K Run will be donated to The Waldwick High School Scholarship Fund, The Sean Fisher Foundation, The Christopher Goodell Scholarship Fund, The Staff Sgt. Joseph D’Augustine Memorial Fund, as well as a number of other community and veteran volunteer organizations. Show your Waldwick spirit and pride by coming out and joining us on this fun day.
Always in our hearts, this race is dedicated to the Memory of our three fallen Marines: SSgt. Joseph D’Augustine, Sgt. Christopher Goodell (WPD), & Gunnery Sgt. Mark Hopkins.
For more information please view our race website: https://thewaldwickchamberofcommerce.com/waldwick-5k-run/
Breast Cancer Awareness Month
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Presidential Proclamation encourages citizens, government agencies, private businesses, nonprofit organizations, and other interested groups to join in activities to increase awareness of what Americans can do to prevent breast cancer. Visit the Breast Cancer Awareness Website for valuable information about Breast Cancer Awareness.
As summer approaches it is time to consider safety precautions for extreme heat. Heat affects all people, but is particularly dangerous for the sick, elderly and young. Urban area residents also have a greater chance of being affected than those who live in rural areas due to the heat island effect.
According to the EPA, "the sun can heat dry, exposed urban surfaces, such as roofs and pavement, to temperatures 50-90° F hotter than the air, while shaded or moist surfaces often in more rural settings remain close to air temperatures."
Whether you are in an urban or rural area, there are several things you can do to prepare for an prevent extreme heat from affecting you and your family. If possible stay indoors I the air conditioning. Remember to bring your pets indoors, or have shade and water available for them at all times. Stay hydrated and limit alcohol and caffeine intake.
If you must venture outdoors, wear light-colored, and loose-fitted clothing. It is also important to wear sunscreen when outdoors, and follow the instructions for application.
Pay attention to signs of heat exhaustion, which include: heavy sweating, weakness, cold, pale and clammy skin, nausea or vomiting, and fainting according to the Center For Disease Control And Prevention (CDC). Heat exhaustion can lead to heat stroke, which is life-threatening. Signs of heat stroke are a high body temperature (103°+), rapid and strong pulse, and possible unconsciousness. If you think someone has heat stroke, call 911 immediately and move the person somewhere cool. Try to reduce the body temperature with cool, wet clothes or a bath. Do not give the person with heat stroke fluids, and treat the situation as a serious medical emergency. (CDC)
If you live in a humid climate, be aware of the heat index. The heat index factors in the humidity, which can make the temperature feel 15° hotter.
Extreme Heat Safety Tips to Prepare Your Home
- Install window air conditioners snugly, insulate if necessary
- Check air-conditioning ducts for proper ventilation
- Install temporary window reflectors (for use between windows and drapes). Aluminum foil covered card board can be used to reflect heat back outside.
- Cover windows that receive morning or afternoon sun with drapes, shades, awnings, or louvers, to reduce the heat that enters a home by up to 80%.
Extreme Heat is a serious danger. For more information on preparation and prevention, visit https://www.ready.gov/ or https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/index.html
Waldwick High School Scholarship
SERVPRO Northwest Bergen is proud to sponsor the First Annual SERVPRO Scholarship at Waldwick High School.
Citizen of the Year
We couldn't be more proud of our very own Karen. She was recognized as Citizen of the Year for all of the amazing work she does in our community. Congratulations Karen!