Monthly Archives: November 2018

Give The Gift Of No Junk This Holiday

In your lifetime of giving Christmas gifts how many bathrobes do you think you have handed out on Christmas morning? What about the number of sweaters? Slippers? Those are all greatly appreciated gifts but after a while the people that you care the most about probably have everything they need. That’s why it’s always fun to think “outside of the box.” This year, you could give someone special the gift of no junk. That would mean setting up a junk removal session with Junk King Contra Costa. In just a short while with these junk removal pros and attire home can be cleared of all kinds of unwanted clutter. Just think of how happy that could make someone in your life.

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When you set up an appointment with Junk King you actually setting up an appointment with two movers and a big truck. This is certainly a lot easier than trying to track down your own day laborers or renting a truck that you might not even know how to drive! The Junk King crew who will be assigned to the junk removal session is going to show up with a friendly and problem-solving attitude. The only two ways for something to come into your home is if it was brought in by another pair of movers or built right in the room. The team from Junk King will make the decision of whether hauling something out or take it apart first is the best option. Their goal is to make sure your walls and floors are scuffed up. So far, they have an incredible track record with achieving that goal!

Size and weight don’t matter to the Junk King. There only focus is how the going to pack up the truck with all your stuff. It might be that when they arrive in your house, they might already have half of the truck full of stuff. That can actually work to your advantage because it means cramming your stuff into the remaining half and your price would reflect that. The less room they take up the less you’ll be paying.

If you want to brighten up someone’s holiday, then schedule a junk removal session with Junk King Contra Costa today. No one wants junk in their home for the new year!

 

Contra Costa Food Banks Pitch In To Help Wildfire Refugees

The holiday season is when every charity organization kick into “overdrive.” Like many retail stores, charities are easiest this time of year raising funds and accepting donations. That is especially true with food banks. With the recent wildfires still burning across a large portion of the state, food banks in Contra Costa have stepped up to share their donations with victims of the fire that have been displaced in Butte County.

The Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano operates out of our where workers have been reorganizing pallets of food to make room for all the generous incoming donations. But that food doesn’t stick around very long. It has a fast turnaround to getting loaded up the trucks that will then make drop-offs and various spots throughout the county.

Normally this time of year the food bank provides meals to more than 170,000 residents of Contra Costa and Solano Counties. Now the food bank is expanding its operation to coordinate donations of food and money to the fire victims. Because of the devastating impact of the Camp Fire, the demand for the food bank services are gone up by about 10 percent.

“Food banks are sort of the second line of defense in a disaster,” food bank communications director Lisa Sherrill said to a local news organization. She points out that the Contra Costa food banks have been working closely with other food bank organizations across the Bay Area to ensure that every fire victim in need receives help.

“We will be doing weekly distributions in Oroville and Chico,” Sherrill said. “Most of the partner agencies up in Butte County are at capacity as far as food and water go,” Sherrill said. “So, the funds will help us continue to serve them.”

The food banks depend on holiday gift giving to sustain their annual budget. Not everyone can drop off food but donations are appreciated to help stock the shelves. What many folks might not realize is that after the holidays are over and the fires are eventually put out the demand for the food bank services will probably be as great as ever.

“The need is not going to go away once the fires leave their news feeds,” Sherrill said. “We will still need to support people in Northern California as well as Contra Costa Counties.”

If you like to make a donation to support the victims of the California wildfires, then head over to the Food Bank of Contra Costa & Solano.