Little Friends gets a Helping Hand

When Little Friends Incorporated experienced an electrical meltdown at their Downers Grove location after numerous power outages, they discovered severed electrical wires under their parking lot.

“The facts we were presented with was that is was very much a Little Friends problem – not ComEd, it was about two weeks to shut down the entire facility and $50,000 to pay not to mention the $5,000 to $7,000 a day in lost work for the agency,” said Kristi Landorf, Executive Director and CEO of Little Friends. “Plus the disruption of client services. We were just figuring out what to do and how that would work. And there really was no solution.”

Shutting down the facility would disrupt the environment of the autistic community that little friends services.

Once Meade Electric found out about the problem they stepped in to help.

“By donating the materials the time and the workmanship all of that, we aren’t in jeopardy of anything. Our clients were never disrupted you honestly wouldn’t have known they were here unless you were in the lot. It did not impact a single person we support,” said Landorf.

Mead electric had the problem fixed in one week, without ever shutting down the facility.


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