PACHECO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--GlassRenu, the world leader in glass restoration tool manufacturing, announced today the formation of StorefrontStrong.org, a clearinghouse to connect Main Street small business owners with volunteer service professionals to provide free repairs and restoration services for their damaged storefronts. This nationwide network of service professionals, who are donating their skills, will help small business owners that have been doubly affected by both the Pandemic shutdowns and the recent spate of damage to their storefronts. The program will provide free materials and volunteer labor to assist businesses cleanup their storefronts to enable them to reopen.
“Small business owners around the country, many teetering on the brink of bankruptcy due to the COVID 19 shutdowns, are now faced with the overwhelming task of having to repair their storefronts at a cost that is beyond the financial resources for many,” said GlassRenu CEO Cody Thomas. “We have been flooded with requests from our network of professionals on how best to give back to their local communities.” He continued, “We decided that we needed to act, so we reached beyond our vast network of glass technicians to a number of service trade organizations and service professionals in window cleaning, graffiti removal and pressure washing to also volunteer their labor over the next 30-60 days. At the same time, we have assembled a host of manufacturers like GlassRenu to donate all of the necessary tools, materials and supplies needed for repairs to as many small businesses as we can assist through the end of July or as long as the volunteers are willing to donate their services.”
We are now adding hundreds of volunteers and supplier donations to our list of local contacts. Both small business owners and volunteer organizations can visit our clearinghouse site www.StorefrontStrong.org to request free repairs/restoration assistance for their storefront or to volunteer a minimum of 20 hours of labor in their local urban center or community. Small business owners can use the interactive map to locate their community/area for a list of local volunteers and the services they are ready to provide. The business owner can quickly reach out directly to the volunteer(s) to schedule a repair visit for their storefront – no middleman or waiting period. It is suggested that store owners act quickly, as interest has been high and schedules will fill quickly.
In addition to Pacheco, CA-based GlassRenu, the clearinghouse participants include the International Window Cleaning Association (IWCA) and Power Washers of North America (PWNA) representing independent service companies across America, including StorefrontStrong.org co-Founders, WindowCleaningResource.com (WCR) of Vernon, NJ and Powerwash University of Ft. Worth, TX.
Thomas added, “Commercial and retail businesses are one of the largest segments of the customer base for all of our participants. It is our joint hope that we can help save many of the struggling small businesses some of the expense of having to repair and clean up their storefronts to reopen in this time of economic uncertainty.”
For more information on the Storefront Strong clearinghouse please contact GlassRenu toll-free at 888-769-0001 or visit our website at www.glassrenu.com.
Background - GlassRenu
Founded in 2006, GlassRenu has spent the past 14 years providing the global glass industry with best in market solutions for restoring severely damaged glass. With distribution in 48 countries spread across 5 continents, GlassRenu is proud to deliver world-class solutions to those companies that are looking to restore and repair damaged glass rather than replace it. Built upon GlassRenu’s patented process and products, the GlassRenu Glass Restoration line of tools allow users to quickly and effectively restore damaged glass often, at a fraction of the cost to replace. For more information about GlassRenu’s award winning tools visit us at www.glassrenu.com or call directly at 888-769-0001.
Notes to Editors:
- Cody Thomas will make himself available by appointment for comment, updates and further information on Storefront Strong
- Local volunteers may be contacted for comment using the contact information provided on the Network Map at: www.StorefrontStrong.org
- Photos/videos showing before/after glass repairs and information on completed restorations will be provided as they are collected and upon request