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Just last month, Power Home Remodeling Group held its second annual “Power Month for Alex’s” fundraising initiative to give back to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF), one of the leading foundations for pediatric cancer research.

Power Month means a lot to our employees, some with personal family experience of pediatric cancer. We hosted a series of events and fundraisers throughout the month within each of the eight markets where we offer our home improvement services. Devoting an entire month to the cause was a great opportunity for all of us to further engage with this mission by helping raise awareness of pediatric cancer and bringing Alex’s incredible story into new communities across the country.

Our employees proudly distributed information about the foundation to homeowners, took part in office lemonade stands, and are coordinating both a 5K and a golf outing to raise awareness of ALSF’s mission.

This year’s Power Month for Alex’s included activities throughout the month for our employees to engage with both the community and with ALSF. Our Lemonade Days allowed employees to host lemonade stands and lemon bake sales at all Power locations, and during every weekend in June, employees were encouraged to do the same at their homes and in their neighborhoods. On June 6, more than 20 Power employees and executives volunteered at the seventh annual “Alex Scott: Stand for Hope Phone Bank,” a very impactful day-long telethon broadcast live from the CBS 3 studio in Philadelphia.

Along with financial donations, our employees also took the opportunity to volunteer their time and effort at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, one of the recipients of the funds raised through ALSF. We gathered arts and crafts supplies and donated them to the hospital, where our employees conducted activities with the children.

To kick off the month’s festivities, we were honored to welcome Liz Scott, Alex’s mom and Co-Executive Director for ALSF, at our headquarters in Chester, PA to personally address our employees and empower them to spread the Foundation’s message.

I’m extremely proud and excited to share that we raised $86,000 for ALSF during Power Month! We presented Alex’s parents, Liz and Jay Scott, with a check for $50,000 during the Telethon, and another $36,000 was raised from the activities our employees executed throughout the month. Since being named a national corporate sponsor for ALSF in April 2011, Power has raised more than $300,000 for the foundation.

We are extremely proud of our employees for embracing the ALSF cause by devoting so much time and energy to make a difference during Power Month for Alex’s. They really banded together to spread Alex’s story to customers in all eight of the markets we do business and we’re helping raise critical funds in search of a cure for pediatric cancer. Our network is expansive, and we will continue to spread Alex’s story and I look forward to another successful Power Month in 2014.

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