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How To Help The Victims Of the Woolsey And Hill Wildfires

The recent wildfires that swept through the state are being contained but the lingering effects from the devastation will go on for years. Thankfully, businesses in the community have stepped up to offer help for all those displaced by the fires.The Orange County Register compiled a list of organizations that are directly helping those victims. You can also make contributions to these organizations or share the information with someone you know that has been affected by the wildfires.

Goldrich Kest: Fire victims may call regarding expedited access to apartments in the greater Los Angeles area. Application fees will be waived plus assistance with furniture rental companies. Call for details, 310-280-3079. View properties, goldrichkest.com/properties

SelectaBed and the Tempflow Mattress Co.: For victims who have lost their home, the business is offering up to $1000-worth of bedding to each family. Also, a free pillow to first responders. 28505 Canwood St., Suite C, Agoura Hills. Call for details, 805-379-4300. www.selectabed.com

Airbnb: The company has expanded its Open Houses program to help displaced residents and relief workers of the Woolsey and Hill fires to Nov. 29. Program is recruiting hosts who are able to offer temporary free housing. Hosts do not have to be an existing Airbnb host to help. www.airbnb.com/woolseyfire

American Red Cross money donations: www.redcross.org/about-us/our-work/disaster-relief/wildfire-relief.html

American Well: Free video visits, until Nov. 26, with board-certified physicians and therapists for those impacted by the Woolsey wildfire. Health questions include: sinus and respiratory infections, asthma, rashes and therapy for anxiety, panic attacks and depression and bridging prescription refills. Download American Well’s Amwell app from your mobile device app store for 24-hour, seven-days a week help. amwell.com

Bank of America’s California Wildfire Client Assistance: 855-729-1764.

Chabad Center: Accepting donations of new/great condition clothing for adults and children, children’s play items, phone chargers, gift cards, hotel/motel vouchers and toiletries. Also, a distribution center for those in need. Hours: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. 30345 Canwood St., Agoura Hills. 818-991-0991. Email: rabbi@chabadconejo.com. www.chabadconejo.combit.ly/2PuMyXt

Disaster Distress Helpline: The 24-hour, seven-days a week line, sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, offers confidential, multilingual counseling for those who are experiencing psychological distress as a result of natural or man-made disasters and incidents of mass violence. 800-985-5990. Also, by Text: TalkWithUs to 66746. disasterdistress.samhsa.gov

Fire Family Foundation: Financial aid to firefighters and their families due to disasters, illness and death. Donations: www.firefamilyfoundation.org

Gabi James Restaurant: Donations to benefit the Malibu Foundation through purchase of a glass or bottle of two wine choices from Malibu Rocky Oaks Estate Vineyard paired with Spanish dishes at dinner. Hours: 5-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 5-10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday. Reservations. 1810 S. Catalina Ave., Redondo Beach. 310-540-4884. www.gabijamesla.com

Humane Society of Ventura County: Donations needed to help the society’s efforts providing shelter for displaced cats, dogs, horses and other animals. The shelter is located at 402 Bryant St., Ojai. 805-646-6505. hsvc.org

JQ International: Helpline for support and resources for LGBTQ+ Jews, their families and allies. 855-574-4577. Email: helpline@jqinternational.org

Los Angeles County Animal Care Foundation: Accepting donations through the Noah’s Legacy Fund. 562-728-4610. lacountyanimals.org/way-to-give/disaster-relief

Los Angeles County Fire Department Foundation: Accepting donations. www.lacfdf.org

Los Angeles County’s information on the Woolsey Fire: Information on service centers, preparing for rain after the fire and other concerns. www.lacounty.gov/woolseyfire

Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation: Accepting monetary donations. supportlafd.org twitter.com/lafdfoundation

Los Angeles Rams: Select Rams players auction off their game-worn jerseys, against the Seattle Seahawks, with proceeds benefiting the American Red Cross Southern California Wildfire Relief, and also the Conejo Valley Victims Fund for victims of the Borderline victims in Thousand Oaks (check website, under jerseys and Los Angeles Rams, for days left to bid). The Los Angeles Rams train at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks. bit.ly/2FhWdMj

Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles Wildfire Fund: Donations: www.archla.org/fires

Salvation Army: The organization works with government agencies to provide food, personal necessities and shelter to victims and first responders. Donations: bit.ly/2ROyyEy

State Farm: Contact your agent to file a claim: 1-800-732-5246; statefarm.com

24 Hour Fitness: Club access to first responders and residents (regardless of membership status), through November 30 at 10 locations in Camarillo, Oxnard, Santa Monica, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks, West Hills and Woodland Hills. Check with the club before arrival to ensure hours of operation. www.24hourfitness.com

T-Mobile: For questions about your account: www.my.t-mobile.com; www.t-mobile.com/news/cal-wildfire

United Way: Accepting monetary donations for fire victims in Los Angeles and Ventura counties. unitedwayla.org

Ventura County Community Foundation: The foundation has set up the “Hill Fire/Woolsey Fire Sudden and Urgent Needs Effort Fund” to help those affected by the fires. The fund will help the immediate needs of community nonprofit organizations. For those in need of this assistance call Stephanie Bertsch-Merbach, 805-330-6667. Emergency information: www.vcemergency.com To donate: www.vccf.org

Whether you give a little or a lot any help is appreciated.

See What Junk King Orange County Customers Are Saying

You don’t have to go far online to find out how a company is performing with their customers. There are specific websites dedicated to reviews of everything from restaurants to vacuum cleaners. Of course, smart move by any company is to allow their customers to post reviews right on the homepage. That is what Junk King Orange County does and their customers have a lot to say about these professional junk haulers. Here’s what just got posted in the last couple of days:

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“Both times I have used your service I have had nothing but excellent service. The men have been very professional and courteous. Tanner and the other gentleman that was with him were awesome and I will be requesting them in the future.” – Jackie D., Santa Ana

“The guys arrived on time, looked very presentable in nice clean shirts, etc. They called and alerted me of their pending arrival, and greeted me with smiles when I met them at the loading dock. Took care of our business easily, quickly, and nicely. Would recommend, and/or use them again definitely.” – C.J., Santa Ana

“Service was prompt. Price was fair. Personnel were friendly, helpful and most importantly courteous. My experience was with Junk King was better than I expected. I could give them an 11! I will definitely contact them for any future junk removal.” – S.F., Irvine

“I like the fact that you set a definite time frame of two hours to pick up the unwanted items. I also like that your employees were neatly dressed, very polite and courteous. The billing is pretty straightforward and I was surprised to see a discounted rate when I received the receipt for payment via email. Setting up a pick-up date and time was extremely easy using the Junk King website. All in all, a very easy and pleasant experience!” – Joanne W., Huntington Beach

These posts sum up the total junk King experience. This is a company that likes to move fast and not waste anyone’s time. They also make scheduling uncomplicated. You pick the time and date that works best for your schedule even if that includes the weekend in Junk King will make it happen. Are you getting rid of your junk this weekend? You can if you hire Junk King Orange County today.

Clear the Clutter Before Your Summer Vacation In Orange County

Thanks to the proximity of Disneyland, Orange County is an extremely popular place for a summer vacation. This might mean you’ll be playing host to some friends and family who want to check out the “happiest place on earth.” Considering this is the 60th anniversary of the popular theme park, you can expect to get those calls for visits any day. The question then becomes will your home be ready? Junk King is a company that can help you get there by providing fast and affordable junk removal.

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Having out of town guests will mean getting that spare room ready and that might require moving out all the things you’ve been keeping in storage. A spare room is usually where items like old computers, sofas, chairs and appliances end up. It can also be the depository of clothes, shoes, books, toys and other things that are currently being used. In fact, most of these things might never be used again. Does that mean you should hang onto them? You don’t have to with Junk King.

Junk King will provide you with a two-man moving crew who is going to do all the actual lifting and loading for your junk removal task. Translation: You don’t need to strain your back. Plus, you can finally get rid of those heavy objects that have been cluttering up your home. Not only does this include stuff from the inside, but the outside, too. Surely if you’re having guests over you’ll want to spend some time outside grilling and chilling. Let the Junk King crew take away any yard debris or unsightly rubbish. That will clear the area for landscapers to come in for a makeover. It all starts with a call to Junk King.

Always remember, that Junk King isn’t going to let your junk go to waste. If there is a chance that something can be recycled or donated to locate charity, then Junk King will be happy to make that drop off. This might mean extra work for the crew but it won’t cost you any extra money. You’ll only be paying a flat fee based on how much space your junk is going to fill up on the truck bed. It’s a single price that won’t suddenly change when the job is done. If you’re playing host for a summer vacation, then you’ll want to put Junk King to clear the clutter from your home.

Orange County Yard Waste Removal

Not all hoarding is confined to the inside of a home. There are plenty of yards that look more like a junkyard then a home property. These are the kind of places that can drive a wedge between neighbors and have an impact on property values. Before it gets too bad on your lawn, call Junk King for a thorough yard waste removal appointment. We’ll have your curb appeal sparkling in no time!

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When the Junk King crew arrives at your property, they’ll be asking, “What are we looking at here?” You’ll want to take them on a tour of your yard pointing out exactly what needs to be taken away. This can include just about anything that isn’t a hazardous material. If you’ve got weeds or vines overgrowing your fence, the Junk King crew will pull them down. They can even pull down that rotted fence if you want! Junk King can load up bricks, dirt, sod, concrete, leaves, branches, swing sets, hot tubs, swimming pools and sheds. That should clear up your yard!

Along with the yard waste removal, that same Junk King crew can make their way through your home to take away even more items. This is your chance to finally toss out all the things that have been clogging up your hallways and rooms. Boxes of books, bags of clothes, unwanted furniture, broken appliances, outdated electronics… they can all be removed in a single appointment. What you’ll be left with when Junk King is done is a clean yard and decluttered home.

At a minimum, Junk King will send over a team of two hard working crewmembers and a truck big enough to haul away your stuff. On the bigger jobs, Junk King will reroute additional crews to your location to make sure everything is gone in a single appointment. You won’t have to make that determination. The Junk King staff will know what it takes to get the job done. As for pricing, you’ll be paying a single fee based on how much space your junk will consume on the truck. It is a very competitive price based on volume, not weight. Any company that is charging by the pound isn’t being fair. Leave the hard work of yard waste removal and junk hauling to the pros from Junk King.

Junk King Orange County: The Eco-Friendly Way to Junk Disposal

Junk King Orange County is run by Lee Turrini and his team. Lee has been a successful executive for a couple of national firms before he became a Junk King franchisee. Lee was sold in Junk King’s vision and people when he was looking to run his own business in 2011 “The business model in combination with the people in the organization sealed the deal for me.” Lee says of his decision to join the Junk King family. “I saw the need in the marketplace, as well as a niche that can be effectively served.”

As a father of twin daughters, Lee believes that he must take an active role in helping conserve the environment. Junk King’s green philosophy has helped him take an active role in preserving the environment. “We have a fill a truck campaign, and have fund-raised for the food bank. We’re very active in the school community and PTA.”

Orange County has the right mix of urban sprawl, suburban feel, and natural landscapes. But the community still needs an efficient, reliable, and quality junk removal company. Junk King Orange County provides the community with the eco-friendly solutions it needs for proper junk removal, recycling, and disposal.

In Junk King, we do our best to recycle or donate 60% of the haul we get from our customers. Recycling or donating the haul we get helps us help communities while preserving the environment we live in as well. Our staff will do all of the work for you, you don’t need to lift a finger or break your back hauling junk from your basement or attic.

Dial 1-888-888-5865 (JUNK) today or visit www.junk-king.com to get more information. At Junk King, we make sure that our customers get the very best and greenest solutions to junk removal. We offer competitive pricing, friendly staff, and trained service crew that can handle all sorts of junk from broken computers to old hot tubs.

Junk King Orange County offers the greenest junk disposal services in the area for:

  • Furniture Removal
  • Television Recycling
  • Yard Waste Removal
  • Foreclosure Clean Outs
  • Appliance Removal
  • Hot Tub Disposal
  • Computer Recycling
  • Attic/Basement Clean Outs
  • Mattress Disposal
  • Refrigerator Recycling
  • Construction Debris Removal

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Celebrate Earth Day In Orange County With Green Junk Removal

Aside from focusing on cleaning up the environment, Earth Day is also about focusing on alternative energy sources. The hope is that carbon emissions can be reduced by using things like solar, wind and waterpower. The major culprit for carbon emissions are our cars which is why there is an increased interest in natural gas vehicles or NGVs. To support this effort, TIMCO is opening up a Compressed Natural Gas fueling station just in time for Earth Day.

“We are thrilled to be adding vital infrastructure to the City of Santa Ana which will offer Southern California drivers the opportunity to use CNG as a transportation fuel.  CNG is cleaner, cheaper, domestically produced, and provides access to the car pool lane,” said Timothy Nelligan, CEO of TIMCO CNG. “This CNG station is publicly accessible and conveniently located less than ¼-mile from Interstate-5 on E First Street. We will offer a positive fueling experience with low prices, well lit canopies and music at the dispensers.”

As companies go, TIMCO has only been around since 2012 but already they are making a mark with their eco-friendly philosophy. Perhaps they were inspired by Junk King of Orange County. After all, Junk King has been a green kind of company every since they started operations back in 2006.

One of the first edicts to go out from the Junk King headquarters to all the branches is to “keep junk out of landfills.” That might seem like the opposite of what you would expect from a junk removal service but it goes to show you where Junk King’s priorities are. Every Junk King crewmember has been trained to identify which collected items could be recycled or donated to charity. That is list actually a long one! It can include furniture, appliances, e-waste, yard waste and scrap metal.

Collecting junk can be a messy business but the Junk King crews don’t mind getting a little dirty. Let them do the hard work of lifting and loading for you. Not only will you have that hard working crew at your disposal, but you’ll also be making use of the big Junk King truck. This will let you throw away just about anything that is cluttering up your property. That means clearing out the inside and outside of your home. Celebrate Earth Day with a clutter free home thanks to junk removal service from Junk King.

Orange County Foreclosure Clean Out

A newly released report by the University of California, Irvine has found that the Southern California economy is really powered by what goes on here in Orange County. That region has seen the greatest job growth, the highest median home values and the lowest unemployment rates. You could say that “where Orange County goes, so goes the rest of the state.” Just as there are some positive economic indicators created in Orange County there are also the numbers we’d all like to forget get like the foreclosure rates. Here are the official findings from that UC report with regard to foreclosures:

“The foreclosure crisis has begun to abate but has had a sizeable impact on home values. Hardest hit were residents of San Bernardino and Riverside counties. Foreclosure rates also correlated strongly to falling home values throughout the region. A 1 percent increase in neighborhood foreclosures reduced home sale prices by 5.9 percent the following month. Many of the lowest foreclosure rates are found in wealthy Orange County communities. The hardest-hit Orange County clusters in 2008 and 2009 were Anaheim, Rancho Santa Margarita and Santa Ana. The Seal Beach cluster was the only one in Orange County below the regional average for foreclosures between 1995 and 2010.”

But with every piece of bad news there is that silver lining. The foreclosure crisis in Orange County has also allowed new investors to get in on the action of the real estate market at some very decent prices. When a property goes into foreclosure, the bank or lending company who holds the deed wants to move fast to get that toxic asset off their books. If not then it is reported as a loss and that’s not going to help their bottom line. In many cases the attitude from the bank is, “Here’s the price… pay it and you can have the home.”

A quick sale like that forces you to act fast. A potential pitfall might be the shape that a foreclosed home is in with regard to the trash that has been left behind. Don’t let that scare you off a good deal! A team of professional junk haulers like Junk King Orange County can handle all the clean up chores. They’ll probably take less time than it would take for you to sign all the papers!

On many levels, cleaning up a foreclosed property is much easier than cleaning up your own home. With your stuff, you want to sort through what you intend to keep, toss or donate. At a foreclose property, all you would need to do is a quick walk through to determine that everything should be tossed out. Then just tell Junk King OC to “take it all out” and they’ll handle the rest. Nothing could be simpler! A foreclosed home should never be thought of as a dead end!