Innovative Ways To Make A Difference


September 2023

Innovative Ways to Make a Difference

FRSTeam shows up for people during one of the worst days of their lives. We’re a close-knit community of hand-chosen professionals committed to restoring personal items —from clothing to computers— and helping families get their lives back on track. Families count on us to make the entire process as easy and efficient as possible so they get their lives back on track as fast as possible.

We also like to show up for our communities on “normal” days, before disaster strikes.

In this newsletter, you’ll meet a couple FRSTeam owners who’ve found creative ways to uplift their local community. You’ll also find some ideas to consider for your own next adventure in providing exceptional care.

Love Letters to Washington

Meet Ken Sandy, owner of FRSTeam Dryy NOVA. Serving the Northern Virginia area Ken wanted to use his business as a beacon for good and to create something that would build up those around him.

The result is an ongoing series of short films: “Love Letters to Washington DC.” He worked with multiple young entrepreneurs to go beyond the White House and its marbled halls of power and into the pockets of DC where people are shaping a different kind of culture.

“This film matters,” said Ken. “We can’t just do business in the community we serve and not immerse ourselves into its fiber. Together we can bridge gaps and drive better outcomes.”

Watch “Love Letters to Washington DC” and meet the many different types of people who create Washington D.C. It’s only 10 minutes long, but you’ll be moved for much longer, we guarantee it.

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FRSTee Charity Golf: A Great Day for a Great Cause

Anyone who golfs knows that a bad day on the green is still a good day. FRSTeam by DKS in Ohio takes that one step further by helping the community out with every swing. It's always a great day for a great cause,” said Ken Pate. “We are just glad to be able to help in some way.”

On August 1, 2023, over 100 golfers attended FRSTee Charity Golf to help burn survivors.

FRSTee raised $7,500 for Aluminum Cans for Burned Children (ACBC), a non-profit recycling program that provides fire safety education, a scholarship program, and a young adult program.

ACBC also runs Camp Phoenix, a special camp that allows burn survivors to meet others who have gone through the physical and emotional challenges of burn recovery.

Want to get involved next year? Contact FRSTee Charity Golf.


Want to Help your Local Community? 5 Ways You Can Give Back

You don’t need to be a filmmaker or a golfer to make a difference in your local community. Browse the ideas below to see which ones inspire you and your team to get involved.

  1. Partner With Local Fire or Police Departments: Collaborate with local fire or police departments by providing educational programs on how to prevent home fires or floods.
  2. Participate in Blood Drives: Supporting blood drives fosters community solidarity and saves lives, particularly in emergencies and medical treatments.
  3. Collect Essentials: Organize donation drives to collect essential items such as clothing, toiletries, and non-perishable foods.
  4. Volunteer at Local Events: Participate in community events like parades, marathons, and festivals. Offer your services as a volunteer to run water stations, provide first aid or simply to cheer participants.
  5. Organize Community Clean Ups: You could work with local residents to organize cleanups to improve the appearance and cleanliness of your neighborhoods.

Questions? Whether you’re an owner, an employee, or an adjuster, just reach out. We’re here to help.

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