Lara Clark of Bouchard Cleaning & Restoration Joins Maine’s Red Cross Board of Directors
August 11, 2016 – Bouchard Cleaning & Restoration DKI, a member company of DKI, North America’s largest disaster restoration contracting organization, is proud to announce its director of marketing, Lara Clark, has been added to the American Red Cross’ Eastern Maine Chapter Board of Directors.
Clark has worked with Bouchard Cleaning & Restoration for over 20 years, and is a licensed Commercial Master Applicator. She is very active in her community, serving as a volunteer for the Red Cross, vice president for the Insurance Professionals of Eastern Maine, educational & events coordinator for her local BNI Chapter, programming chair for Tuesday Forum, industry advisory chair for Penobscot Job Corp Workforce Council and ambassador for the Bangor Area Chamber of Commerce. Lara founded a program in August 2015 with Bouchard Cleaning & Restoration, called Fire Forward, which addresses the needs of children and families who have lost everything in a fire.
Last year, Clark met with the CEO of the Red Cross, which led to various volunteering efforts. Following her Zero to Hero training with the Red Cross on February 21, 2016, she served as a volunteer as part of a Search and Rescue operation for a missing local Maine Maritime Academy student and worked as a Social Ambassador for Giving Day 2016 to help provide urgent relief, such as food, shelter and other essentials after a disaster. In addition, Clark has served as Central Command for the Red Cross as part of the Bangor International Airport Drill Functional Exercise, helped prepare 100,000 packages of food for starving children during Meals from Maine, and has responded to several fires as part of the Disaster Response Team, helping individuals begin their road to recovery after a devastating fire.
She is excited to continue her endeavors with the Red Cross and serve on its Board of Directors.
“I have devoted my life to disaster restoration, and as a member of the Red Cross team, I am able to continue to assist members of the communities that I live and work in on many levels. Whether it is responding after a fire, installing smoke detectors, assisting a search and rescue operation or just serving up a cup of coffee with a warm smile, I will know I have helped others,” Clark said.
On August 26, 2016 during Bouchard Cleaning & Restoration’s Customer Appreciation Event, Clark will host a blood drive to help reduce the 4,000-pint shortage in Maine. Then, in September, she will donate her time to the Home Fire Campaign Team installing smoke detectors for those in need, and will be teaching the next Zero to Hero training for new volunteers.
About Bouchard Cleaning & Restoration DKI
With over 75 years of combined experience in the restoration industry, Bouchard Cleaning & Restoration DKI’s provides 24/7 emergency mitigation services in Bangor, Maine. While maintaining the industry’s highest standards, Bouchard Cleaning & Restoration DKI’s team is skilled in the fields of commercial, residential and multi-family properties, and is known for its technical excellence and the ability to handle any size loss. To learn more, please visit www.bouchardcleaning.com.
About American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit www.MaineRedCross.org.