John Moore normally makes emergency calls to drain clogs, fix sewers or repair a broken air conditioner at homes and businesses around Houston. But to celebrate its 50th anniversary, the family-owned home services company embarked on a different kind of mission.
A large convoy of John Moore technicians in 25 trucks recently delivered 5,050 specially-created story books and teddy bears to 12 area low-income schools. Created for the company, the children’s book features "Buddy, the Home Repair Bear" and points out that by helping others and doing a good job, everyone can be a hero.
Each elementary school child was thrilled to receive a storybook and a little teddy bear named Buddy, the character in the story.
“Many children don't have enough books at home during the critical early reading years. Buddy's story is a way to give these children both a book and an idea — that each of us can be a hero in our own way," said Don Valentine, president of John Moore Services.
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