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Friday Blog 1/25/19

Friday, January 25th, 2019

Coats for Kids Wrap Up 2018

Purl’s Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning wrapped up the 2018 Coats for Kids drive.

We enjoyed working with our customers, community and our local schools.   We give a big thank you our partners at Saint Joachim School.   The students and parents brought in numerous coats.   We are proud to announce we collected over 300 coats.    All of the coats collected will stay in Madera County and will be distributed by our local Salvation Army Office.

We want to thank our customers and friends who brought in both new and slightly used coats for this drive.  Thank you to the teachers, parents and students at St. Joachim Schools!  We were overwhelmed by the donations and generosity.   Huge thank you to our local Salvation Army for all the great work they do!    All of the coats collected will be given to children who need them most in the local San Joaquin Valley.

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Friday Blog 9/28/18

Friday, September 28th, 2018

Friday Blog 9/28/18

 

Supporting Youth in the Community: Hot Dog Dinner @ Madera Fair 2018

Purl’s Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning along with Randy and Sheryl Berry hosted the Annual Hot Dog
dinner Sept 4th from 5-7pm.    We were excited to host a complimentary a dinner for all the 4H and FFA
Exhibitors and their families for the Madera District Fair.  The 4H and FFA kids arrive a few days before
the Fair open to work and prepare to show their livestock animals.  The hot dog dinner is an annual
tradition in Madera that everyone at Purl’s Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning looks forward to attending.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We cook over 500 hotdog dinners complete with drinks and all the fixin’s.   It is a great way for us to get out in the Madera community and support our local hardworking kids and the agricultural community!

 

 

 

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Friday Blog 8/27/18

Monday, August 27th, 2018

Wild Fires & HVAC systems

The air quality in the Central Valley has been greatly affected by the many wild fires burning in our area.  We can look out our window and see the smoke in our Valley.   Smoke mixed in the air from wild fires often includes a lot of small particles.   When you run your HVAC system in these conditions some of these partials can enter your home and affect your indoor air quality.   It is important to service and clean your system and to change your filters more often in these conditions.  You may consider upgrading your filters to a higher MERV rating for finer filtration.

 

If you are in a heavy smoke filled area you may consider cleaning the ductwork in your home or office to refresh your entire system.   This is something you can seek advice from one of our indoor air quality specialists.

Enjoy all the perks of summer in the Central Valley

Homegrown by Purl’s Sheet Metal employees!  Nothing beats home grown vegetables, especially tomatoes!  Lucky for us, Sheryl Berry and Pat Reese both have amazing gardens full of delicious vine ripened tomatoes.  They are kind enough to share with everyone!   Here are a couple of our Purl’s Sheet Metal favorite recipes!

 

BLT Bites

Slice Tomatoes cross wise- Stuff with shredded lettuce, top with bacon and drizzle some homemade buttermilk ranch across the top!   Salad in a tomato…Amazing!   For an added bonus top with Feta or Blue cheese!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Don’t forget your pets on these hot days.  Have a cool place for your pets with plenty of shade and fresh water.    Hot surfaces can burn their paws and many pets can overheat easily.  A little water in a kiddie pool is also a good choice for many pets.

Our best summer tip for your indoor home comfort is to make sure you air conditioning system is serviced by a professional HVAC technician so you are prepared for the long summer.  It is a good idea to call for preventative maintenance to avoid any major breakdowns during the peak season.    Our service technicians are trained professionals and will get your air conditioning system ready for the triple digits temperatures in Fresno, CA and the surrounding area.

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Friday Blog 8/10/18

Friday, August 10th, 2018

The hot weather has arrived in the Central Valley.  One of the ways our team stays cool at Purl’s Sheet Metal is with cool snacks and treats.   This week it was homemade popsicles.   We made strawberry watermelon popsicles from fresh fruit. This is a healthy and refreshing summer treat that everyone loved.   It’s easy and so good for you.   Make your own variation for some extra fun.

2 cups of watermelon

            2 cups of strawberries

            Juice of 1 lemon

Blend ingredients together until liquefied.   Once liquefied pour into your favorite molds.

Freeze for 4-6 hours and then ENJOY!

   

 

 

 

 

 

Don’t forget your pets on these hot days.  Have a cool place for your pets with plenty of shade and fresh water.    Hot surfaces can burn their paws and many pets can overheat easily.  A little water in a kiddie pool is also a good choice for many pets.

Our best summer tip for your indoor home comfort is to make sure you air conditioning system is serviced by a professional HVAC technician so you are prepared for the long summer.  It is a good idea to call for preventative maintenance to avoid any major breakdowns during the peak season.    Our service technicians are trained professionals and will get your air conditioning system ready for the triple digits temperatures in Madera, CA and the surrounding area.

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Purl’s Helps with Valley Children’s Healthcare’s Kids Day

Friday, March 9th, 2018

Purls_Sheet_Metal_Valley_Childrens_Hospital_Kids_Day_FundraiserAt Purl’s, we believe in giving to the community we serve. That’s why we take active parts in charitable events like Kids Day.

Since 1988, Valley Children’s Healthcare has partnered with ABC30 and the Fresno Bee to create Kids Day—one of the largest fundraising events in the Central Valley. A special edition of the Fresno Bee is sold to provide donations to the hospital. This special edition of the paper contains stories of patients and photographs illustrating the essential pediatric medical care the Valley Children’s Hospital offers. Kids Day has helped cover millions of dollars in uncompensated care. This allows the hospital to treat kids with life-threatening conditions whose families may not be able to afford proper care.

Purl’s is proud to participate in this event. Karen at Purl’s was in charge of our local chapter to raise funds for Valley Children’s Hospital. She and a friend spoke to local schools and motivated volunteers to help with the cause. She helped coordinate with organizations to pick up the newspapers for distribution and sale.

Last year alone, Kids Day helped to raise $700,000 for the hospital—and this year hopes are high for even greater success!

Purl’s Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning: Quality Is the Cornerstone of Our Success Since 1952.

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Davidson Racing & McKenzie Rage at the River!

Monday, January 8th, 2018

Purl’s Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning is a sponsor for Davidson Racing in the 2017 McKenzie’s Rage at the River Race, which was held in Laughlin, NV, this past Dec 7–9. Several of our Purl’s Sheet Metal team participated in this off-road racing event as owners and drivers.

Racers, pit crews, and spectators packed the town for this off-road extravaganza. And it was the perfect sunny weekend for an off-road race! Over 300 entrants participated in the 12-mile tight racing course. The event included three days of racing, including qualifying, a fun run, and heat races. It was the perfect venue for SNORE (Southern Nevada Off-Road Enthusiasts) to wrap up their 2017 season of racing.

Davidson Racing closed off the weekend with Beans Davidson finishing 8th in Class 12 and Kurt Davidson Jr. finishing in the top 20 of his class of 50 entrants! The team is looking forward to their next race in February of 2018.

Purl’s Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning creates custom sheet metal for many local race teams in our Central Valley. We are proud to support all types of racing and helping our local teams bring to life their custom sheet metal designs and ideas.

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Coats for Kids Campaign for Dec 2017 Was a Great Success!

Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018

coats-for-kids-2017Purl’s Sheet Metal wrapped up our 2017 Coats for Kids drive with a total collection of over 240 coats. Coats were collected by our customers, employees, the kids at Lincoln Elementary School, and students at Madera Community College. We appreciate all the donations! We have customers come through our front door with an arm full of coats! This has been a very cold winter and every coat collected was desperately needed.

All of the coats collected stayed in Madera County and were distributed by our local Salvation Army Office. What a great way to celebrate successful Coats for Kids drive in Madera and we look forward to another great year in 2018.

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Coats for Kids 2017

Tuesday, November 28th, 2017

Coats for Kids 2017

Start saving those winter coats from last year!   Winter months are on the horizon and will be here soon.   Don’t throw away any coats that are too small for your kids!  We accept gently used or new coats and jackets.  All donations stay in our own community and help children in our area.

Purl’s Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning is proud to join Kiss Country (KSKS 93.7 FM) and the Salvation Army as a collection location for the 2017 Coats for Kids drive.  Each year the community and local businesses work with the Salvation Army to collect gently used or new winter coats to keep kids warm in the cold winter months.

For more than 30 years this campaign has brought together organizations, schools, businesses and members of the community with the single goal to donate to children in need.    Kiss Country has been part of Coats for Kids in the Central Valley for more than 20 years.   Their efforts to bring this issue and coat drive to the forefront, has made a real difference in the lives of so many young children.

We are open to the public as drop off location for coats Monday – Friday from 8am-5pm.   We encourage our customers and members of the community to get involved and help keep the kids in our Valley warm.  Our goal is to help collect hundreds of coats in the hope that no child will have to be cold!

 

Please come out to the Purl’s office here: KISS Country and Purl's Sheet Metal helps out needy kids in Madera CA by collecting coats and jackets every year. Help out needy kids in Madera CA by donating coats and jackets.

Purl’s Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning

232 S. Schnoor Street
Madera, CA 93637

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Hot Dog Dinner at The Madera Fair 2017

Friday, September 1st, 2017

Purl’s Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning along with Randy and Sheryl Berry are hosting the Annual Hot Dog dinner on Tuesday, September 5th from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Madera Fair. We will be hosting dinner for all the 4H and FFA Exhibitors and their families for the Madera District Fair. The 4H and FFA kids arrive a few days before the Fair to prepare their livestock animal for show and sale. This is an annual tradition in Madera that everyone at Purl’s Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning looks forward to attending.  We cook over 400 hotdog dinners complete with drinks, chips and all the fixings’. It is a great way for us to get out in the community and support our local hardworking kids and the agricultural community!

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Coats for Kids Wrap Up 2016

Friday, December 23rd, 2016

Purl’s Sheet Metal wrapped up our 2016 Coats for Kids drive with a total collection of 354 coats. Coats were collected by our customers, employees, and the kids at St. Joachim School & Lincoln Elementary School in Madera. This has been an extraordinarily cold winter and every coat collected was desperately needed.

Purls Sheet Metal Madera Coats for Kids 2016 Wrap Up

We visited with the kids from Lincoln elementary to thank them for being so generous to the less fortunate this winter.

We celebrated at Lincoln School with the class who collected the most amounts of coats. The pizza party with Mrs. Sears and her 2nd-grade class gave us the opportunity to thank for the kids for their part in bringing in a total of 354 coats. We appreciate the hard work of the students! We visited with the class about the importance of helping others in our community and how we can all make a difference.

Coats for Kids 2016 Madera CA

The class that donated the most coats were awarded with a pizza party!

All of the coats collected stayed in Madera County and were distributed by our local Salvation Army Office. What a great way to celebrate successful Coats for Kids drive in Madera, and we look forward to another great year in 2017.

Coats for Kids 2016 delivery to Salvation Army

Lisa with a load of coats to take to Salvation Army for the 2016 Coats for Kids coat drive.

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