The Chicago Dryer Vent Cleaning Wizard Partners with the American Red Cross Fundraising Event

Dryer Vent Wizard franchisees across the nation are donating one percent of their sales during the month of October to their local American Red Cross Chapter to raise funds for disaster relief efforts
By: Right Now Marketing Group, LLC
Oct. 19, 2010 - PRLog -- Chicago, IL – The Chicago Dryer Vent Cleaning Wizard is proud to observe National Fire Safety Month in October as he joins the American Red Cross Chapter in raising funds for their local disaster relief effort.

Fire is the biggest disaster threat to families and the number one disaster relief effort by the American Red Cross.  According to the National Fire Prevention Association, over 17,000 home fires are caused by clothes dryers in the US each year.

An overheated clothes dryer caused a fire that destroyed a 24-unit apartment building in Chesterfield Twp, MI.  The American Red Cross is assisting 9 families consisting of a total of about 30 people, including small children and a pregnant woman.  “Dryer fires are most devastating when they occur in apartment buildings where many families’ homes and lives are at risk,” said Mory Matias, owner of Dryer Vent Wizard.

During National Fire Safety Month the American Red Cross is encouraging residents to take steps to minimize the risk of home fires by remembering two key fire safety steps:  install smoke alarms and develop a fire escape plan.  The Chicago Dryer Vent Cleaning Wizard adds a key point of his own, “Dryer vent cleaning is the number one way to prevent dryer fires,” said Matias.  “Clothes dryers are one of the most likely appliances to cause a fire.”

“Fires can strike suddenly and spread quickly,” according to a representative of the local Red Cross chapter.  “It’s important that people take simple and inexpensive steps now, such as installing a smoke alarm inside bedrooms, outside sleeping areas and on every level of their homes.  They should also create a plan of escape in case they need to leave at a moment’s notice, because during a fire every second counts and being prepared can greatly reduce the affects of these devastating disasters.”

Mory Matias is happy to help a worthy cause by donating one percent of his sales during the month of October to the local American Red Cross chapter in support of disaster response efforts.  “The American Red Cross does an excellent job helping families who have lost their home to fire,” said Matias.

Dryer Vent Wizard is the largest chain of dryer vent cleaning, repair, replacement and alteration specialists in the nation with nearly 60 franchise locations in the U.S.  Learn more about dryer fire prevention at


Dryer Vent Wizard of Northshore Chicago
Mory Matias
518 W. Wrightwood Ave; Ste 3E
Chicago, IL  60614
Phone:  773-484-3509
Toll Free:  1-866-498-7233
Accredited, Better Business Bureau of Chicago & Northern Illinois
Recipient, Angie's List '09 & '08 Super Service Award

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This press release was submitted by Right Now Marketing Group, LLC

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