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Annual Corporate Citizenship award recognizes innovation and service to local community

ARS Restoration Specialists, providers of 24/7 emergency disaster restoration and reconstruction services for residential and commercial properties, today announced it has been named one of the 2018 Corporate/Nonprofit “Partners of the Year” as part of Boston Business Journal’s Corporate Citizenship Awards program for its partnership with the Ellie Fund.  The annual awards honor the businesses and nonprofits that, by working together, have made an immediate and lasting impact in the region. All honorees were recognized at the Corporate Citizenship Awards event on Thursday, September 6th at Fenway Park. To learn more, visit HERE.

“We are thrilled to celebrate our long standing and personal relationship with the team at ARS,” said Gail Fine, former Executive Director, the Ellie Fund. “Their unwavering support has been instrumental in sustaining our critical programming to support thousands of patients and their families throughout Massachusetts.  We are grateful to the Boston Business Journal for recognizing our partnership and appreciate ARS for their continued commitment to our mission.”

Since 2013, ARS has donated over $650k to support the Ellie Fund, a Needham-MA based nonprofit which seeks to relieve the burden of breast cancer on patients and their families by providing everyday support. ARS has exceeded year over year cash donations by at least 30% through a number of annual fundraising events and will continue to grow the yearly donation. New this year, ARS will send employees to Ellie Fund headquarters to pick up and personally deliver meal kits to patients.  This level of active participation is truly valuable in solidifying employees’ commitment to and understanding of how the Ellie Fund makes a significant impact.

The funds ARS donates annually to the Ellie Fund go directly to breast cancer patients and their families residing in and/or receiving treatment in Massachusetts. Unlike nonprofits focused on research, the Ellie Fund is uniquely focused on providing support and resources for every day necessities through the Healing Together Patient and Family Care Program and Metastatic Breast Cancer Support Program.  Each program provides grants that are tailored to individual patients’ treatment plan and needs and can include services such as transportation to medical appointments, light housekeeping, nutritional and grocery assistance, childcare reimbursement, nutritious prepared/delivered meals and integrative therapy services, all provided free of charge.

Relieving the stress of balancing these everyday responsibilities while receiving treatment allows patients to focus on family, recovery and healing.  This level of support is as important as cancer research and treatment itself.  ARS’ monetary and in-kind support helps sustain, and grow, these essential programs to ensure patients feel supported outside of their treatment – in their daily lives – to alleviate the burden of everyday life and keep patients focused on recovery.

“We are honored to be recognized for our unique partnership with the Ellie Fund as giving back to our community continues to be a core company value,” said Rich Piltch, Founder, ARS Restoration Specialists. “The Ellie Fund supports countless patients and their families across Massachusetts. We are grateful to play a small role in helping to sustain and enhance the critical programming patients need to alleviate stress and focus on recovery.”