DKI Volunteers with J.C. Restoration to Package Over 100,000 Life-Saving Meals
June 7, 2016 – DKI, North America’s largest disaster restoration contracting organization, today announced its corporate team successfully helped pack over 100,000 meals for hundreds of starving children in the developing world on Friday, June 3, 2016. The MobilePack was held through a partnership between DKI member, J.C. Restoration, Inc. (JCR) and Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) at JCR’s Rolling Meadows, IL campus.
Over 500 volunteers throughout the community and DKI’s team generously gave their time, packaging 540 boxes of vacuum-sealed meals, consisting of vitamins, veggies, soy and rice, designed to meet the needs of severely malnourished children for an entire year.
JCR originally set the goal to prepare 100,000 of these meals, but surpassed it with 116,640 meals, enough to feed 319 children for an entire year.
The JCR team, event sponsors and FMSC ensured the event continued to flow well and was lively by providing entertainment, including music and competitions between the various packing stations. Sponsors of the event included Enterprise Rent-a-Car, Hillcrest Property Management, Wine Sergi Insurance, TW Group, Inc, IIA of Illinois, Lincoln Property Company, and Applied Communications Group, and food and beverage was provided for the volunteers by Moretti’s, Starbucks, Jersey’s, DeliTime and The Mug.
“Giving back is of tremendous importance to everyone at J.C. Restoration. We are so humbled by this experience, and are beyond grateful to our staff, friends and neighbors for their assistance in making this a success,” said Warner Cruz, president.
About Feed My Starving Children
Founded in 1987 as a Christian non-profit, Feed My Starving Children tackles world hunger by sending volunteer-packed, nutritious meals to 70 countries, where they’re used to operate orphanages, schools, clinics and feeding programs to break the cycle of poverty. The Minnesota-based charity spends 92 percent of total donations directly on feeding the hungry, and has earned the highest four-star rating from Charity Navigator for ten consecutive years. To learn more, visit www.fmsc.org.
About J.C. Restoration
J.C. Restoration is one of the fastest growing independent restoration companies in the Midwest. Since 1982, JCR has been successfully restoring damaged properties in the greater Chicagoland area for thousands of home and business owners. JCR offers complete emergency mitigation and restoration services for properties affected by water, fire, smoke, storms, and mold. Emergency Response Teams are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – with vehicles fully stocked and ready for immediate dispatch. To learn more about J.C. Restoration, please call 800.956.8844 or visit www.jcr24.com.