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American Home Shield Donates $5,000 to Habitat for Humanity to Help Oklahoma Tornado Victims

Companies mentioned in this article: American Home Shield

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Homeowners and others from around the country helped in the effort to provide much-needed aid to tornado victims in central Oklahoma by taking part in an online sweepstakes offered by American Home Shield, the nation’s largest provider of home warranties.

Ann Felton Gilliland (Right), CEO of Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity, receives a $5,000 check  ...

Ann Felton Gilliland (Right), CEO of Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity, receives a $5,000 check from Helen Syler on behalf of American Home Shield. Photo by Christi Roney.

As part of the company’s You Pick Two Sweepstakes, American Home Shield committed to donate $1 for each Facebook “like” (up to $5,000) to the Central Oklahoma Chapter of Habitat for Humanity. As a result of the overwhelming response, that limit has been reached and on Dec. 17, American Home Shield presented a check for $5,000 to Ann Felton Gilliland, CEO of Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity. The donation will directly support construction efforts for homes devastated by the May 2013 tornadoes.

Company officials said while they are excited to help homeowners upgrade their homes with new appliances through the sweepstakes, they are especially encouraged by the response from the online community to help rebuild the hard-hit neighborhoods and homes in and around Moore, Okla.

“So many people in central Oklahoma suffered a tremendous amount of loss, but they’ve shown incredible resilience and focus,” said Mark Barry, president of American Home Shield. “Adding a donation to this sweepstakes was a simple way to help others demonstrate their support for a community that is still feeling the effects of that terrible storm.”

While the donation limit was met far ahead of schedule, the You Pick Two Sweepstakes is still running with an entry deadline of Dec. 31, 2013. For more information, visit www.youpicktwogiveaway.com.

About American Home Shield

American Home Shield founded the home warranty industry in 1971 and remains the industry leader, servicing more than 1.3 million customers across 49 states. In addition to its core focus on home protection plans, the company also issues and administers preventative maintenance contracts on major home systems and appliances in 48 states across the country. The Memphis-based company operates three customer service centers, employs approximately 1,800 employees and has a national contractor network made up of over 10,000 independent home-service contractors, including more than 45,000 service technicians. American Home Shield is a business unit of The ServiceMaster Company, one of the world's largest residential and commercial service networks. The company’s brands include Terminix, American Home Shield, ServiceMaster Clean, Merry Maids, Furniture Medic and AmeriSpec.

About ServiceMaster

With a global network of more than 7,300 company-owned, franchise and licensed locations, Memphis-based ServiceMaster is one of the world’s largest residential and commercial service networks. The company’s high-profile brands are Terminix, American Home Shield, ServiceMaster Clean, Merry Maids, Furniture Medic and AmeriSpec. Through approximately 20,000 corporate associates and a franchise network that independently employs an estimated 31,000 additional people, the ServiceMaster family of brands provided services and products to approximately 8 million customers during the last 12 months. The company’s market-leading brands provide a range of residential and commercial services including termite and pest control; lawn, tree and shrub care; home warranties and preventative maintenance contracts; furniture repair; home inspections; home cleaning; janitorial services; and disaster restoration. Go to www.servicemaster.com for more information about ServiceMaster or follow the company at twitter.com/ServiceMaster or facebook.com/TheServiceMasterCo.


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