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Successful Winter Coat Drive by Charlotte Plumbing Company ER Plumbing Services

by PRC Agency PR

“How many kids in Charlotte don't have winter coats?" David Parker, owner of E.R. Plumbing Services asked. “Thousands. That's way too many. We've got to do something about that."

E.R. Plumbing Services partnered with WSOC TV's Family Focus program to host and man a winter coat donation drive called Steve's Coats For Kids (named after TV personality Steve Udelson). The local plumbing company volunteered its time, location and manpower to make the coat drive happen.

“We hosted one of the donation drives at CPCC campus in downtown Charlotte," Parker said. “The response was incredible. So many people came out, bringing new and gently used coats, with smiles on their faces and an obvious desire to give to those in need in our community."

E.R. Plumbing Services also opened their office as an official donation site, collecting coats in Matthews and bringing them to the main drop off site, where the coats were cleaned and then distributed through Crisis Assistance Ministry of Charlotte. Steve's Coats For Kids has been a city wide charitable program for eleven years. This is E.R. Plumbing Services' first time as a partner with the program.

Steve's Coats For Kids 2016 was another record breaker. It was the program's first time ever collecting over 20,000 coats; a total of 20,385 were donated this year.

“It's very rewarding both to see how much joy donating the coats brings to people as well as to realize how many kids will be receiving winter coats this year," Parker sais. “As a company, we're always looking for ways to give back to the community. Steve's Coats For Kids is a great way for us to support the youth of Charlotte in a tangible way."

E.R. Plumbing Services has been in operation since 1997. Located in Matthews, NC, the company serves the Charlotte metro area (including a 30-mile radius of the city). Learn more about E.R. Plumbing Services (residential and commercial plumbing services including hot water heater repair and replacement, leak detection and drain cleaning) and the company's ongoing efforts to give back to the community on their website blog.


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