Supporting Victims of Crime and Other Ways We Are Dedicated to Giving Back
At Alabama Bio-Clean, Inc., compassion is more than just emotion. Compassion is also action.
We talk a lot about how we are committed to “cleaning with compassion,” meaning we treat our clients — who are likely going through one of the worst days of their lives — with consideration, respect, understanding and dignity. Compassion in action means we recognize what they are going through and that their feelings are justified. We have no difficulty imagining ourselves in the same unfortunate situation, and we’ll respond to our client’s needs accordingly.
Having compassion for our clients and their situation is an important part of the business model that Alabama Bio-Clean, Inc., was founded on. Compassion, respect, discretion, professionalism and trustworthiness were all important to our founder and CEO, Stuart Frandsen, and his family, when they began the business 10 years ago, and those characteristics are still part of what defines our work in Alabama’s biohazard cleanup industry today.
But, on top of responding with compassion to our communities in need, Alabama Bio-Clean, Inc., is also committed to showing up in other ways as well. We give, not just financially, but also of our time and sometimes even our voice in support of our local community and various organizations.
3 Alabama Organizations We’re Proud to Support
It should go without saying that we are always committed to supporting our local law enforcement through such events as charities, police explorers’ programs, by participating in awareness walks, and more.
But there are some organizations we support that we hold near and dear to our hearts for the simple fact that what they do for our community is necessary, meaningful and too often goes unnoticed. We hope that you’ll get to know them here today and consider “showing up” for them (and others) when and how you can.
VOCAL: Victims of Crime and Leniency (Montgomery, Alabama)
Though Alabama Bio-Clean, Inc., has been supporting victims of crime all over the great state of Alabama for many years, we are especially proud to support Victims of Crime and Leniency, also known as VOCAL. VOCAL is a nonprofit organization based in Montgomery, with the purpose of providing advocates for victims of crime as well as reimbursement for crime scene cleaning.
The purpose of VOCAL when it was established 40 years ago, was to create a more balanced justice system, one where the victim’s voices could be heard. VOCAL has over 1900 memberships with chapters across the state and wonderful rapport with local law enforcement, who utilize VOCAL’s staff and volunteers around the clock for death notifications, crime scene cleanup and crisis counseling. We encourage you to learn more about VOCAL and how you can support them (thus, supporting victims of crime).
Urban Purpose (Birmingham, Alabama)
Urban Purpose is a Christ-centered ministry that empowers homeless and hurting individuals to reach their full potential by offering much-needed resources, relationships and services that help them get back on their feet.
Located in the heart of downtown Birmingham, Urban Purpose operates three important initiatives — the Compound, where healthy, hot meals are served to the homeless; transitional housing, a housing program that helps provide structure and accountability to the homeless while they get back on their feet; and a job program that, through a partnership with several local enterprises, helps those who want to work, get back to work.
We encourage you to learn more about Urban Purpose and how you can support their efforts.
The Will Bright Foundation (Trussville, Alabama)
The Will Bright Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit, established in 2014 by the family of Will Bright, a young man who died at the age of 25 of a heroin overdose. The foundation operates Restoration Springs in Fayette, Alabama, a recovery and restoration facility for those battling addiction. The facility provides housing, counseling, job readiness training and job placement services.
The Will Bright Foundation founders have been integral in speaking on Capitol Hill about the Opioid Crisis and in the fight to push through the Non-Opioids Prevent Addiction in the Nation Act (NOPAIN Act), a bipartisan piece of legislation that would allow patients undergoing surgical procedures to choose their approach to pain management to minimize the use of opioids.
We encourage you to learn more about the Will Bright Foundation and the ways you can help support their cause.
Other Ways to Give Back
There are a number of ways that you can get involved in causes that matter to you in your community. For starters, simply pick something that fires you up and figure out how to get involved! If you’re still drawing a blank, here are a few simple ways to show you care, via Giving Tuesday:
- Give blood.
- Volunteer at a local food pantry.
- Donate to nonprofit or community organizations.
- Pay it forward (Tip: Leave a great review for a business you love!).
- Distribute essentials to people experiencing homelessness.
- Adopt a family for Christmas.
- Give your time or your skills.
- Plant a tree (give back to the earth!).
- Give kindness (a kind word or a friendly face).
- Be an advocate.
A Little Support Goes a Long Way
As an Alabama-owned and family operated business, Alabama Bio-Clean, Inc.’s services were formed with the intent to always put our client’s consideration first — “your emergency is our emergency” as our founder and CEO would say. In working with and alongside other organizations throughout the state of Alabama, we also understand how a little support for a worthy cause can go a long way. Every act of generosity and kindness counts, no matter how big or small; everyone has something to give.
And if you find yourself experiencing a tough situation, learn more about how we operate to provide compassionate cleaning and restoration of your home or business, and reach out to us with your need (no matter how big or small).