Friday, April 27, 2012

Honoring Victims Throughout the State of Florida

April 22 – 28 marks National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, which has the theme “Extending the Vision: Reaching Every Victim.” On Monday, President Barack Obama made an official proclamation for the week, asking Americans to observe the event by volunteering to serve victims in their times of need or raise awareness for victims’ rights and services.

At the National Crime Victims’ Service Awards Ceremony held last week, the Office for Victims of Crime paid tribute to crime victims and survivors and paid homage to organizations and individuals that displayed exceptional service to victims. (You can see and read more about all the award recipients here.)
Cities throughout the state planned events to commemorate the week, and the following are a few of the events that happened throughout the state:

  • On Monday, Tampa started its recognition for NCVRW with a program led by state officials including Attorney General Pam Bondi and States Attorney Mark Ober. The ceremony also offered victims’ assistance information and a full resource fair that highlights Tampa’s Victim Assistance Program.
  • The Florida Coastal School of Law offered a continuing legal education course on how to represent victims on crime to honor National Crime Victims’ Rights Week in Jacksonville on Friday morning.
  • Alachua County held a candlelight vigil on Wednesday evening where victims and survivors of violence were invited to light a candle in honor or memory of someone who has been affected by violence. 
  • On Thursday evening in Marion County, 300 people attended the Victims’ Remembrance Ceremony that honored about 150 victims of violence. 
  • In Clearwater on Sunday evening, a candlelight vigil was held to commemorate Trayvon Martin and commemorate the beginning of NCVRW. 
  • About 150 people participated in the first ever Jog for Justice in St. Augustine to commemorate the area’s NCVRW celebration on Tuesday.

Florida crime scene cleanup company Accident Cleaners and Restoration has taken part in many victims’ rights events throughout the course of the year and is also affiliated with the Florida Network of Victim Witness Services and the National Organization for Victim Assistance. The company also offers resources for any victims of crime on its website.

Crystal Pinkston, co-owner of Accident Cleaners and Restoration, realizes how important it is to honor victims, survivors, and advocates not just for this week, but also year round.

“This is not only a time to reflect on the Victims and Survivors, but also a time to honor, respect, and pay tribute to those who are dedicating their lives to helping others,” Pinkston said. “As a company that features employees with experience in firefighting, emergency medical services, and law enforcement, we know first-hand that serving others day to day can be a hard job, both emotional and physically. The burnout is high and the appreciation is low. It’s an important job, and just like others who are serving the public, we are here to take on the task.”

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Choosing Local Jacksonville Businesses When It Matters

Jacksonville, Florida, offers miles of gorgeous beaches, the Jaguars football team, and The Players Championship in Ponte Vedra. There are also local beachfront restaurants where friends and family can gather to enjoy a meal and enjoy the view. With Jacksonville featuring so many great businesses that are owned and operated locally, many residents opt to forgo the chains and support local businesses.

But supporting local businesses doesn’t end at restaurants. There are countless other local businesses in the Jacksonville area that offer prompt, efficient services that rival, even exceed, the services franchised businesses offer. When it comes to offering you fast, responsive service, don’t you want to pick a nearby company that can respond to you whenever the need arises?

Since 1999, family owned and operated Accident Cleaners and Restoration has been serving families in the Jacksonville, Orange Park, and St. Augustine areas who are dealing with a trauma, suicide, or unattended death. We understand this is a difficult time for you and your loved ones, and we’re here to help answer your questions and alleviate the concerns that arise during these situations.

Unlike other crime scene cleanup companies in Jacksonville, St. Augustine, or Orange Park, or even national cleanup companies, we’re nearby and ready to help whenever the need arises. We understand these situations don’t always happen during normal business hours, and we can help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week when you need us.

Our care team is experienced in bio remediation, and we work thoroughly to completely remove the biohazard waste; deodorize and sanitize the affected property; and fully restore your property to its previous condition. We’ll work with your insurance company regarding covering the costs of our services, giving you one less thing to worry about during this time.

In the event that an unexpected tragedy happens to a member of your family, trust our experienced Florida decomposition cleaning services during your time of need. See why our services come highly recommended from industry professionals, insurance companies, and past clients. You can contact us at (904) 249-3172 or 1 (866) 402-9122. When you need crime scene cleaning services, don’t contact the national chains located out of state. Instead, depend on a local company who can respond quickly to your needs, day or night.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Local Service You Can Trust

We understand that in a time of crisis, you often don’t know where to turn. When an unattended death or suicide has happened, your mind is racing, not knowing where to go next. You need a local company that can be on scene quickly when you need them, and Accident Cleaners and Restoration is there to help.

After law enforcement leaves the scene, homeowners are often left figuring out what to do after a loved one has unexpectedly passed away. Let our team of local professionals take it from here. We know what to do next and we can arrive quickly to assess what has happened and begin the restoration process.

Our Gainesville, High Springs and Ocala crime scene cleanup care team includes firefighters and EMTs who are experienced with all kinds of trauma. Our discreet team of local professionals is available to help anyone in the Marion County, Alachua County, and Citrus County areas 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Unexpected deaths don’t wait until normal business hours to occur, and our care team is ready to respond whenever the need arises. Because we’re a Florida crime scene cleanup company, you don’t have to worry about a delayed response from a national company. We’re nearby and ready to help whenever you need it.

We were one of the first crime scene cleanup companies in the state of Florida, and we are properly licensed to clean, deodorize, and sanitize properties where an unattended death or suicide has occurred. Our care team is experienced in suicide and unattended death cleanup, and we use absolute discretion while restoring your property. We will also work directly with your insurance company to further eliminate any additional stress during this time of need.

So when you need a crime scene cleaning company to help during an unexpected death, trust a local company to tackle this difficult task. See why law enforcement officials in Alachua, Marion, and Citrus counties refer us to anyone needing crime scene cleaning services.