ServiceMaster Restore and Volunteers of America Spread Holiday Cheer by Enhancing Woodland Park Home for At-Risk Youth

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ServiceMaster Restore and Volunteers of America Spread Holiday Cheer by Enhancing Woodland Park Home for At-Risk Youth

Television Personality and ServiceMaster Spokesperson, Matt Paxton, Presents Check and Reveals Improvements to Nia Treatment Home
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Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 4:45pm


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December 17, 2014 /3BL Media/ - In the spirit of spreading holiday cheer, ServiceMaster Restore, one of the largest disaster recovery companies in the U.S. and part of the ServiceMaster (NYSE: SERV) family of brands, and CBS EcoMedia today unveiled much-needed renovations to the Nia Treatment Home, a group home operated by Volunteers of America-Greater New York, serving at-risk youth.   

From repairing the roof, replacing cracks in the foundation, and installing new windows, to expertly-cleaning rugs and furnishings, and even bringing in a trimmed holiday tree, ServiceMaster television personality and spokesperson, Matt Paxton, joins ServiceMaster Restore franchise owners from all over the Northeast to make the holiday season warm and bright for residents of the Nia Treatment Home.  

The Nia Treatment Home serves three male youths, ages 13 to 17, who are transitioning from foster care to adulthood. Designed to have a welcoming and non-institutional atmosphere, the Nia Treatment Home provides therapeutic services and helps the teens develop the necessary life skills to prepare for independent adulthood. One adult lives full-time at the home to supervise, mentor and ensure residents’ safety.

The upgrades will help Volunteers of America-Greater New York continue to provide a safe, nurturing and comfortable environment for the youth living in the home, which will also benefit from reduced energy, long-term maintenance and repair costs.

“For more than 50 years, we’ve been helping homeowners clean and restore their homes, either as part of ongoing maintenance or stemming from large and small disasters,” said Brian Gardella, President, ServiceMaster of the Shore Area. “This year, several franchisees from the Northeast banded together to ensure the youth of the Nia Treatment Home have a warm and festive holiday season.”

Since March 2012, Volunteers of America has partnered with CBS EcoMedia to identify and provide support for underfunded improvement projects in low-income and subsidized housing developments nationwide.

“Public-private partnerships, such as the one we enjoy with EcoMedia, allow us to measurably improve the quality of life for our residents,” said Tere Pettitt, president and CEO of Volunteers of America-Greater New York. “With ServiceMaster Restore’s generosity and expertise, we are greatly enhancing the living environment in one of our two youth treatment homes. The three teens who live there are receiving the support and learning the skills they need to grow up to be productive, independent young men. They call this house their home, and we thank ServiceMaster Restore for ensuring it’s a warm and comforting place for them, during the holidays and throughout the year.”

“We’re honored and deeply appreciative of the partnership with ServiceMaster Restore to provide the best environment possible for youth at the Nia Treatment Home as they make the transition into adulthood,” said Paul Polizzotto, president and founder, CBS EcoMedia.

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About ServiceMaster Restore
With more than 1,800 franchised and licensed locations around the world, ServiceMaster Restore and ServiceMaster Recovery Management serve customers through a global network of franchises available 24/7/365 to provide residential and commercial restoration services resulting from damage caused by water, fire or smoke. ServiceMaster Recovery Management (SRM) is the large-scale commercial catastrophic disaster restoration unit of ServiceMaster Restore. ServiceMaster Restore and ServiceMaster Recovery Management have operation and consulting experience on countless disasters, including cleanup after Hurricane Katrina and the Pentagon after September 11, 2001. More information can be found at ServiceMaster Restore is a business unit of the Memphis-based ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc., a leading provider of residential and commercial services, whose brands include Terminix, American Home Shield, ServiceMaster Restore, ServiceMaster Clean, Merry Maids, Furniture Medic and AmeriSpec.

About Volunteers of America-Greater New York
Volunteers of America is one of the largest and most effective human services organizations in the nation.  Locally, in the Greater New York affiliate, skilled and dedicated staff and caring volunteers help tens of thousands of the most vulnerable men, women and children every year to overcome obstacles to living safe, healthy and productive lives.  From assisting homeless families to secure and retain permanent housing, to preparing preschool children with developmental delays for kindergarten, to providing a full continuum of services to youth about to age out of foster care, Volunteers of America’s programs are designed to strengthen individuals and families so that they can live independently.  Volunteers of America-Greater New York is the largest provider of residential services for veterans in New York City, serving more than 900 veterans each year across its ever-expanding network of programs throughout the five boroughs of New York City, the Mid-Hudson region, Long Island and Northern New Jersey.

About CBS EcoMedia Inc.
At EcoMedia, we’re propelled by the desire to create positive social change; that’s been our mission since we founded the company in 2002. In 2010, after successfully partnering with CBS on a wide range of environmental projects, EcoMedia became the newest addition to the CBS Corporation portfolio, exponentially scaling our reach across television, radio, interactive, publishing and outdoor media. 

Through our patent-pending EcoAd, WellnessAd and EducationAd programs, an innovative twist on traditional advertising, advertisers are able to support much-needed local projects which in turn creates jobs, saves taxpayer money and improves the quality of life in communities nationwide. In the process, we’re fundamentally altering the advertising landscape, elevating the ordinary, traditional commercial – and media, in general – into a catalyst for tangible, quantifiable social change. Please visit, like us at or follow us at

By participating in EcoMedia’s EcoAd, WellnessAd and EducationAd advertising programs, EcoMedia’s advertisers agree to provide funding for projects we believe will have a beneficial effect upon the environment, health and/or education within local communities. EcoMedia’s advertising programs are not certification programs nor are the EcoAd, WellnessAd or EducationAd logos seals of approval. EcoMedia does not in any way certify, endorse or make any representations about EcoMedia program advertisers, their products or services.


Debbie Haber
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Keywords: Health | EcoMedia | Matt Paxton | ServiceMaster | ServiceMaster Restore | Volunteerism & Community Engagement | Volunteers of America | holidays


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