PORTCO is pleased to announce that we will now be accepting vehicle donations! Donating your car, truck, RV or boat is a great way to support PORTCO while getting the benefit of a tax deduction. We make the process simple and the paperwork is quick and easy. Free pick-up of your donated vehicle is included, which could save you time and money towing a vehicle you no longer wish to repair. For more information on how you can turn your car donation into funds for PORTCO, contact Kate Powell, Director of Fundraising and Grants, at 757-297-0101 today!
When Smith & Keene, a leading local family-owned heating and cooling, electric and plumbing, company, heard that PORTCO, was in need of replacing their much-aged heating and air conditioning system, they were eager to help.
PORTCO’s office building had a HVAC system that was so old and in need of replacement that it was unable to cool the building. In fact, in the heat of the summer temperatures within PORTCO’s building would reach upwards of 90-degrees. On these scorching days employees had to work remotely. Additionally, the aged heating and cooling system had leaks within the coils, causing additional infrastructure issues to ceiling tiles.
Smith & Keene is a significant business within the fabric of the Hampton Roads community. A well-established local business in Hampton Roads since 1947, Smith & Keene has a heart for the local community. With this passion for the local community, Smith & Keene was thrilled to use their expert HVAC installation skills to help PORTCO. Smith & Keene rolled their sleeves up to help PORTCO by installing a new heating and cooling system.
Not only was Smith & Keene able to save PORTCO on the installation of the new system, there were additional perks for the non-profit as well. Over the course of the year, PORTCO will save an estimated $36,000 in utility bills. Additionally PORTCO has completely eliminate their gas bill. Gone, also, are the days of stressing over the damage caused by leaky coils. The new system provides more efficiency for the non-profit with zoned thermostats. Not only do these individual thermostats allow PORTCO employees to be more comfortable, they also allow the building to be heated and cooled with more control and more efficiency.
At the heart, Smith & Keene saw a need they could meet to support the Hampton Roads community and rolled their sleeves up to do just that. As PORTCO’s President & CEO, Mark Wilson, states, “we judge a man’s character by how he helps another man of whom he needs nothing from and this is a perfect example of how Smith & Keene stepped forward and helped PORTCO.”
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The PORTCO car wash program is a great opportunity for many reasons.
By having your vehicle cleaned by the PORTCO team, you not only support the mission of PORTCO, you are also providing opportunities for employees to gain valuable skills. These skills are not only avenues to earn more money, but also learning to work together as a team. This program also facilities a connection point for PORTCO employees to be integrated in the community with non-disabled individuals. While having skills for employment is the obvious benefit for PORTCO employees, just as important is the opportunity for employees to build social connections with the community.
This program is also a great way to support the PORTCO team with a perk to you – a clean vehicle! Stop by our PORTCO offices in Portsmouth and have your vehicle washed by PORTCO employees. You can find the PORTCO team ready to make your wheels shiny and clean every Wednesday from 9:00am to 11:30am at the PORTCO offices parking lot. Car washes include interior and exterior cleaning of your vehicle. While additional donations are welcome, general pricing is $8 for cars, $12 for vans, and $15 for buses.
Coming full-circle, the proceeds from the car wash program go back directly into the program to keep it running.
800 Loudon Avenue | Portsmouth VA
Wednesdays 9:00am – 11:30am
Pricing (additional donations welcome)
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PORTCO, Inc (National Offices) Bridgewater Technology Center 7025 Harbour View Blvd. Suite 116 Suffolk, VA 23435