1st Source Servall, one of the country’s largest distributors of appliance parts with operations in Western New York, is celebrating its first year of operations in the Northeast by assisting six local organizations that provide services to some of the most vulnerable populations in the community. 1st Source Servall and its local employees are donating 30 new Whirlpool brand appliances to the following Food Bank of Western New York serviced organizations located in Buffalo:
• Compass House
• Faith Based Fellowship
• Friends of Night People
• Haven House
• Teen Challenge of Western New York
• Vive/La Casa
The 1st Source Servall donation includes seven refrigerators, seven washing machines, seven clothes dryers, five dishwashers, two stoves, one freezer and a microwave. Each organization, which are all serviced by the Food Bank of Western New York, provided a list of their most important appliance needs in hopes to receive some of the items they requested, but when 1st Source Servall saw the lists and realized the needs in the community they decided to fulfill every organization’s wish list. 1st Source Servall also donated the costs for the delivery of the appliances as well as installation. In addition, this donation comes at an opportune time for the shelters and food pantries because they are busier than ever due to the number of homeless in the area rising by close to 2,000 new residents this past year according to a recently released study by the Homeless Alliance of Western New York.
“At 1st Source Servall we have a philosophy of being a good corporate citizen and giving back to the communities we do business in, and this donation is just a small token of our gratitude to these amazing organizations that offer so much for those less fortunate,” said Kim Adler, president and CEO,1st Source Servall. “All the employees at 1st Source Servall are extremely honored to be able to help these organizations in their efforts to make the Western New York community a better place to live.”
1st Source Servall has been expanding its operations and facilities throughout the United States over the past year-and-a-half. The company also has plans to grow its local workforce over the next year as it continues to capture greater market share in New York State and the Northeast.
“This generous donation is a great display of community support by 1st Source Servall that will help these organizations, which are very important to the fabric of WNY and provide essential services to some of the community’s most vulnerable,” said New York State Senator Timothy M. Kennedy. “This is a true example of good corporate citizenship and it is vital that we continue to support the critical services provided by these fine community organizations.”
“For 1st Source Servall to assist Vive/La Casa and recognizing the work that we do, there is no words to describe our gratefulness to the company,” said Angela Jordan-Mosely, executive director, Vive/La Casa, the largest refugee shelter in the United States. “The impact of 1st Source Servall is a blessing!”
Friends of the Night People is a charitable organization that helps the poor, homeless and destitute by providing food, clothing, medical care, counseling and hope to those in need. All services are provided free of charge. The organization relies on the generosity of volunteers and contributors to fulfill its mission to heighten public understanding of homelessness and poverty.
“1st Source Servall’s donation of a washer and dryer will have a great impact on those we serve,” said Joseph S. Heary, executive director, Friends of Night People. “Providing some dignity to the lives of those inflicted by homelessness and poverty is an important aspect of our mission.”
Founded in 1929, 1st Source Servall is a third-generation family-owned and operated distributor of appliance parts. With branch offices and call centers located throughout the Midwest, Southwest, Southeast and Northeast, 1st Source Servall is the country’s second-largest distributor of appliance parts.
Entry Image: Kim Alder, president of 1st Source Servall (4th from the left) joined by New York Senator Timothy Kennedy and representatives from Compass House, Haven House, Faith Based Fellowship, Teen Challenge of WNY, Friends of Night People and Vive La Casa.