Tampa, Fla. – May 21, 2013 – Paul Davis Restoration and Remodeling offices in Tampa Bay and Pasco County recently sponsored the Tampa Firefighters 3rd Annual Pediatric Burn Survivor 5k and 1 Mile Fun Run on May 4. The event was held at Tampa Firefighters Museum and Tampa Fire Rescue, 720 E. Zack St. to benefit children that have been seriously burned and to give them the opportunity to attend a week long adventure at Camp Hopetáke. Hopetáke (ho-pee-toc-ee) is the Florida Seminole Indian word for “children”.
Camp Hopetáke is a summer camp for boys and girls, from ages five to 17 who have survived a burn injury. The camp is fully funded by the Tampa General Hospital Foundation and Tampa Fire/Rescue Local 754. Camp Hopetáke is located at the University of South Florida campus in Tampa and provides young burn victims from throughout the state of Florida with an opportunity to get together for a week of activities. The camp helps children to cope with the social and emotional scars associated with burn injuries.
Activities include swimming, bowling, fishing, games, crafts and movies which are free of charge including transportation and expenses incurred at the camp. The children are provided air-conditioned quarters and full medical supervision with nurses from the Burn Unit at Tampa General Hospital and Tampa Fire-Rescue Paramedics
Paul Davis and local businesses sponsored the run along with food and beverage for close to 300 runners who helped raise funds for the Camp. The Paul Davis office serving Pasco County provided a vintage fire truck for children and families to enjoy at the event.
“We continue to help firefighters and those in need in our community during events and fundraisers,” said Darren Impson, Paul Davis office owner in Tampa. “The memories created at summer camp for children are meaningful in life. We’re happy to be involved and believe it is our responsibility give back to those in need,” he said. The Paul Davis offices donate services and participation through the company’s Restoring America program which helps children, individuals and families across the country.
The local franchise offices are located at 8812 Venture Cove in Tampa and 2512 Success Drive in Odessa. All Paul Davis contents cleaning technicians are certified by The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). Visit the websites at www.pdrtampa.com and www.westcoastfloridarestoration.com.
About Paul Davis:
Paul Davis Restoration, Inc., a subsidiary of FirstService Corporation
(NASDAQ: FSRV; TSX: FSV), is a national franchisor and leading provider of restoration services for residential and commercial properties since 1966.
Paul Davis Restoration also provides mold cleanup services and has franchise locations throughout North America with owners and technicians who are certified by The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). For more information, call 904.737.2779. Visit the website at www.pdrestoration.com.