SYCAMORE – Two local organizations are teaming up to offer front-line workers the chance to have their vehicle disinfected for free this Friday and raise money to help buy meals from local restaurants to hand out to essential workers.
The Clean for a Cause fundraising event will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday in the parking lot of the Hy-Vee shopping center, 2700 DeKalb Ave. in Sycamore, according to a news release.
Essential workers such as first responders, police officers, firefighters, EMS workers, health care processionals and teachers are welcome to pull up to the event and have their vehicle professionally disinfected free of charge by Clean USA, a local leader in emergency water removal and disaster restoration headquartered in Sycamore.
Essential workers also will be offered a free snack box provided by Clean USA with snacks and goodies, according to the release, to enjoy while their car is disinfected with electrostatic foggers. The process only takes a few minutes, according to the release, and leaves behind no fumes or residue.
“2020 has been a tough year for everyone and financially tough for many of our local friends and businesses,” Justin Elliott, President of Clean USA, said in the release. “Now, more than ever, our community and essential workers need our help. Our goal is to get the community to rally together, support our essential workers and help our small business community.”
He said his company’s goal this year especially has been to help area businesses remain open and sanitary.
“We’ve been on the front line helping businesses stay open and reopen,” Elliott said. “We respond to disasters, that’s what we do, and 2020 has been a disaster for many people. We’ve been intentional about our focus in the local community and this year we’ve made a company-wide effort to help other businesses during these tough times.”
The event also will help to benefit the Taking Care of Our Caretakers group, which was formed at the beginning of the pandemic by community members. The group buys meals from local restaurants to deliver to essential workers.
Clean USA will collect donations in the parking lot while also raffling off gift cards and free services from local businesses, according to the release.
If you’d like to volunteer to help at “Clean for a Cause,” message Justin Elliot on the Clean USA Facebook page. Volunteers also will receive a lunch compliments of State Farm Agent Micah Stoddard, according to the release.
Source: The Daily Chronicle