Immediate Appliance is rooted in community
Take a drive through Downtown Freehold and it’s easy to spot Speedy adorning the Immediate Appliance banner across Main Street. As a proud sponsor of Downtown Freehold, Immediate Appliance feels a strong sense of responsibility to give back and contribute to the place they call home.
With over 25 years of doing business, Immediate Appliance is rooted in Freehold and has made its mission
to invest in the community that has been so much a part of its success. The owner, Robert Gerrity, built his business from the ground up. What started as a one-man show out of his own vehicle has turned into a successful brick-and-mortar business with a team of employees. “I’ve never forgotten where I came from or how hard I have had to work to be able to get to this point in my life. I look around and realize how blessed I am and want to be able to give back and impact others.”
By supporting local charities and hosting events that are meaningful and at the heart of their mission to help those less fortunate, Immediate Appliance demonstrates their love and commitment to the community. Feeding the hungry, clothing the homeless and rescuing the abandoned (animals) are all driving forces for support.
This past December, Immediate Appliance teamed up with Our House Restaurant and Banquet Facility in Farmingdale and The Wired Band to host A Night of Giving to benefit the Emergency Housing and Advocacy Program. Located in Freehold, the Emergency Housing and Advocacy Program helps to provide emergency housing and advocacy service for the homeless and most vulnerable in our community. With an outpouring show of support that night, Immediate Appliance was able to fill twelve backpacks with winter clothing and basic necessities for the men in the program.
On St. Patrick’s Day, Immediate Appliance joined forces once again with Our House Restaurant and Banquet Facility and The Wired Band to benefit Open Door of Freehold. Open Door provides food assistance to those in need in the community. After a fun night of music and dancing, a generous amount of food donations were collected and delivered to Open Door just in time for Easter.
As Robert Gerrity put it best, “It’s the responsibility of every business to be part of the community and contribute to it. Together we can do great things.” Next up will be a benefit and adoption event for rescue dogs on June 2 at Our House Restaurant. Stay tuned for more details. Immediate Appliance will also be a sponsor of the upcoming County Seat Jazz & Blues Street Fest (Sunday, May 6, 12-6pm) and Thursday’s Rock! Summer Concert Series (June 7 through August 23) in Downtown Freehold.