Roto-Rooter of Savannah owner and CEO Sherry Daniel recently presented a check for $5,000 to Xcel Strategies to partially fund a new mobile HVAC, electrical and plumbing trailer. Xcel is a mentoring network founded in Savannah in 2012 to help young men between the ages of 15 and 25 develop life and career skills.
“Xcel Strategies is just the kind of organization we love to support,” Daniel said. “Encouraging young people to examine career options in the skilled trade sector, which can provide a challenging and rewarding career, is one of our missions at Roto-Rooter. When we heard that Xcel Strategies was looking to launch a plumbing trailer for their boys, we knew we had to support it.”
Trailers with work stations to demonstrate real-world tasks and duties in construction and automobile repair have already launched this year. Roto-Rooter Plumbers of Savannah is one of five donors to the upcoming HVAC, electrical and plumbing trailer. Workshop classes with Roto-Rooter master plumbers and hands-on teaching are part of the plan and an additional commitment to Xcel’s mission.
“Roto-Rooter is an essential partner in training young people in the plumbing trade and transitioning them into the profession,” said Xcel Strategies founder Jay Thompson.
The new HVAC, electrical and plumbing trailer is scheduled to deploy by the end of the year.