PHCC is Here for You!

Posted May 11, 2020

On behalf of the Board of Directors and staff at the Plumbing, Heating and Cooling Contractors of Long Island, I hope that you and your family are staying well during these difficult and uncertain times. Long Island has been hit hard and we know that members have been affected professionally and personally.

 

We would like to take this time to remind you that in these challenging times, PHCC is here for you! All levels of PHCC – National, New York State, & Long Island – have been working diligently to provide members with information and resources needed to get through this pandemic. On each of the associations’ websites you will find dedicated pages for all information related to COVID-19.

 

 

PHCC National Association has been at the forefront of helping those in the plumbing industry navigate their way through the pandemic. They have been offering webinars, publishing informative videos, encouraging members to take their contractor survey, which allows members to share the impact COVID-19 has had on their businesses, and more. New York State PHCC has been integral in keeping members up to date with New York State regulations, such as executive orders, financial resources, and more.

 

On a local level, we have worked to ensure that members are receiving all information from National and State, as well as information we are distributing. Since the beginning of this pandemic, our Board Members have graciously volunteered to contact contractor members individually to see if there is anything that they needed assistance with. To continue with this initiative, we invite you to complete a survey, which will help us evaluate what members are struggling with and come up with a strategy on how to help. We are your local resource here to help with issues affecting Long Island contractors. Please fill out the survey so we can continue to provide resources to you.

 

As we are unable to meet in person for membership meetings and other events, we wanted to create a virtual community for members to come together. We decided to create a Members Group on Facebook. We encourage everyone to join! If you do not have a Facebook, its easy to create an account. If you do not wish to create an account, do not worry, we will still be sending out emails to members and updating our website with vital information, this is just an added benefit to members.

 

Our community, Nassau and Suffolk counties, has been one of the hardest hit with COVID-19. We decided to host a virtual food drive with Island Harvest. Their goal during this pandemic is to help Long Island families in need by providing them with food and other essentials. Our goal is to collect $2,500 worth of items. Within only a couple of hours of opening the food drive we received half our goal. We greatly appreciate those who have donated and hope that everyone can continue to donate so that we can reach our goal!

 

If you know of a plumbing contractor or a manufacturer/supplier/distributor that is struggling during this time, please refer them to PHCC. As you can see, PHCC is providing and will continue to provide resources and information that will help members make it through this crisis.

 

In conclusion, please know that PHCC is here for you. Together as our network of thousands of plumbing, heating and cooling contractors and associates, we can get through this and come out even stronger! If there is anything you need from us, please let us know!

 

I am looking forward to seeing everyone again in the near future!

 

Sincerely,

 

John DeLillo

Executive Director