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How SERVPRO Helped a local non-profit in their time of need.

3/19/2020 (Permalink)

Operating in Minot for 105 years, the YWCA has been a shining light for generations of women within our community. The organization, which last year provided over 4,000 nights of shelter, suffered a devastating problem in November 2019 when a backed-up toilet caused flooding throughout the entire 3-story facility, leaving a wave of damage throughout the building.

Upon inspection, it was discovered that multiple walls would need repairs, vinyl flooring replaced, and flooring dried. With the scope of the repairs building up and the estimated bills doing the same, the organization was not sure what to do. A large community push was made to donate time and money to repair the damaged building. That was when Ryan Conklin, the owner of SERVPRO® of Minot, showed up and generously donated the time, effort, and materials to repair the building. The next day, there was a crew on site ripping out the vinyl flooring to dry the wet tile underneath and immediately tending to the restoration.

Within a week the damage was undone, and the YWCA could continue as normal with their daily operations. Meghan von Behren, Executive Director of the YWCA, said she was most impressed with the professionalism of the crew on site. She stated, “They took steps to make the space clean, safe, and livable.” The SERVPRO staff was able to clearly explain what steps had to be taken and demonstrate safe techniques for repairing the damage. Now the YWCA is back to being a first-class facility that can accommodate all women, safely, without the risk of disease caused by untreated water damage.

At SERVPRO we pride ourselves on being a contributing member of the community and want to help out whenever we can.

The YWCA expresses extreme gratitude towards SERVPRO of Minot for their professionalism, the respect they displayed, and the quick turnaround time it took to get the facility back to new.

The YWCA serves women from all backgrounds whether they are suffering from domestic violence, human trafficking or any other situation. To learn more about how to help, visit the YWCA on Facebook @YWCAMinotND or contact the shelter at 701-838-1812 or ywcaminoted@gmail.com.

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