Educational Concerns for Hunger Organization was founded as Educational Concerns for Haiti Organization by businessman and philanthropist Richard Dugger as a method of providing much-needed agricultural training for aid workers and missionaries. Throughout its 31-year history, the interdenominational nonprofit has grown to house a nursery of tropical plants, a 7.5-acre farm, and a resource center of over 4,000 books and publications centered around providing sustainable food chains and livelihoods in poverty-stricken tropical areas. Celebrating its grand mission of training those who help the hungry and the poor, ECHO introduces visitors to rainforest climates and innovative urban gardening techniques in its Global Farm and preserves rare species while educating the public on complicated exchange rates at the seed bank. Each purchase made helps actualize this mission.
ECHO's volunteers promote food security in tropical and arid regions throughout the world with over 75,000 hours of work each year, and the hardworking 51-person staff of horticulturists, researchers, and program directors teach aid workers and the general public with a variety of workshops, internships, and guided tours on the verdant fields and well-tended nurseries of its bustling campus.
Lawn Doctor's roots lead back to the mid 1960s, when friends Bob Magda and Tony Giordano took on the endeavor of reviving uncared for lawns in their hometown of Matawan, New Jersey. Their local business has since blossomed into a national franchise with more than 500 locations across the United States, each adhering to the mission of enhancing lawns' allure with time-tested techniques, dedicated customer service, and dabs of foundation makeup.
Before Lawn Doctor's assiduous staffers unleash expertise on swards, they arrive at the client's home for a complimentary consultation gauging each lawn's specific needs. Grass gurus can thicken turf with their patented Turf Tamer power seeder and foster healthy growth for grass, trees, and shrubs with fertilizer. Uninvited lawn assailants—such as crickets, ants, and grazing neighbors—shudder at the sight of Lawn Doctor's pest-control experts. The company also helps to preserve Mother Nature's receding hairline with organic lawn treatments and natural, eco-friendly products.
A team of licensed technicians stands at homeowners' disposal around the clock for virtually any housecare service. Specialists in heating, cooling services, the technicians understand that sometimes a repair job just can't wait. See which additional services are available in your area here. See licensing information here.
The handy employees at Gavin's Ace Hardware help customers to navigate shelves stocked with home-improvement implements, household appliances, and domestic essentials. The shop’s technicians are certified to perform warrantee repair tasks for more than 100 manufacturers, including Echo, Snapper, and Toro, returning your snowblower or Statue of Liberty replica to working order. In addition to its wide selection of hardware, paint, plumbing, and electrical supplies, Ace Hardware dedicates ample space to gifts, home decor, marine supplies, and housewares.
Coastline Window Cleaning's trained and uniformed staff employs environmentally safe cleansers and drop cloths to wash windows inside and out. The expungers can fully wash away mold, mildew, and streaks from approximately a single-story home with 13 windows or one third of a regulation lighthouse. After arriving in a company van, the expert porthole polishers use water-fed poles to reach windows up to four stories high. When indoors, Coastline's cleaners will don shoe covers to protect flooring and, in addition to unsullying standard first-floor windows ($6 each), will happily bathe sliding glass doors ($6/window) or French panes ($8 each). To get estimates on the cost to clean second-floor windows or an entire home's worth of windows—or to decide the typical auction price of a Jose Canseco rookie card—check out Coastline's instant bid estimator.