The story of 24 year old Aimee Copeland has captivated not only Georgia residents but the entire nation! Aimee’s story is one of bravery, hope, faith, and strength. After a zip-lining accident on May 1, Amy developed a flesh eating bacteria that led to the loss of her left leg, right foot, and both hands. Through this horrible ordeal, Aimee and her family have remained both hopeful and positive. Aimee’s story is truly one of inspiration!!
When we heard that Pulte Homes/Del Webb Homes was putting together a team of contractors to build a wing for Aimee, we jumped at the chance to help out this family! 1,970 square feet is being added to the Copeland family home, being dubbed “Aimee’s Wing”. The addition will be completed in 40 days, just in time for Aimee’s exit from rehabilitation. 40 days may not seem long to build the addition but cannot compare to the hard work and dedication that Aimee is putting in while taking part in her rehab.
Northwest Exterminating is doing the termite pretreatment for the addition of Aimee’s Wing. We are so proud to be a part of this project. “It is an honor to be able to give back to such an inspirational young woman. She’s touched the lives of many people and we’re grateful to be a part of this project” says Randy Wilhite, Director of Builder Development at Northwest Exterminating. Aimee’s strength and courage have been an inspiration to all of us at Northwest Exterminating!
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For more information on Aimee’s story and how you can help visit www.aimeecopeland.com
It’s the biggest day of the year for football fans…the SUPER BOWL!!! What better way to cheer on your team than throwing a Super Bowl party? Regardless of what team you’re cheering for you can still make sure to GO GREEN for the big game!
Check out these tips from Northwest Exterminating to make your Super Bowl party an environmentally friendly party!
- Bite sized or finger foods eliminate the need for plastic ware.
- If plastic ware is used, make sure it, along with any other recyclable goods, are put in separate containers to be recycled.
- Using real dishes may take a little more clean-up than disposable items but it will save you money and keep disposable items out of landfills.
- Buy in bulk. Items bought in bulk use less material than items bought individually.
- Have options for trash and recyclables. Clearly label these for your guests.
These are just a few Green tips on how to keep your Super Bowl party a GREEN party!!
So who are you rooting for this Sunday?
It’s the most wonderful time of the year!!! The Christmas season can bring such happiness to people. Celebrating with loved ones, taking part in festivities and old traditions. But Northwest Exterminating realizes that all are not so fortunate and this time of year can be very stressful to those families who are struggling. This year, Northwest Exterminating is partnering with Toys for Tots to help families who can not provide gifts for their children this Christmas.
Some of our service centers will be used as a drop-site for Toys For Tots. If you would like to make a donation, please visit your local Northwest Exterminating service center by December 23 to put your toys in the Toys for Tots boxes. If you’re not sure where the closest service center is to you, visit us online. You can also visit Toys for Tots’ website for more information. Together we can help children have a happy, memorable holiday.
Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day for Americans to honor our fallen soldiers. Memorial Day was officially proclaimed on May 5, 1868 and first observed May 30, 1868. It is always observed on the last Monday in May each year.
Memorial Day was first used to honor the fallen Union soldiers of the American Civil War, however, after WWI it was extended to honor all wars fought by American military. Celebrations began with women decorating the graves of soldiers who had died while at war.
In December of 2000, the “National Moment of Remembrance” resolution was passed. The resolution asks Americans “To voluntarily and informally observe in their own way a Moment of remembrance and respect, pausing from whatever they are doing for a moment of silence or listening to ‘Taps” at 3:00 pm.
Today, the meaning of the holiday can be forgotten by the excitement of a 3 day weekend and the unofficial start of summer. Although, celebrating by spending time with our loved ones, vacationing, and cook-outs are all good ways to celebrate…let’s always remember the reason for the holiday. Visit the grave of a soldier, thank a solider or make sure to talk to your children about the brave men and women who serve our country every day.
If you live in the Powder Springs area, please come out to the Powder Springs Library, 4181 Atlanta Street, for a Memorial Day Ceremony. The keynote speaker will be a 27 year veteran who spent 20 of those years in the Army Special Forces.
The 14th Annual Athens Maternity and Baby Fair
Saturday, July 30, 2011
10:00 am – 3:00 pm
at The Classic Center
Visit online for details: http://www.maternityandbabyfair.com/
The 14th Annual Athens Maternity and Baby Fair is a “free, fun, family event for everyone with a baby/young child in their life now or in the future – parents, expecting parents, grandparents, children, and friends! The event provides an opportunity for interested individuals and families to learn about maternal/child community resources. The event features educational sessions, retailers selling products, health institutions, social service agencies and other community organizations exhibiting, children’s activities, and Silent Auction.”
WHERE: Windfield Hall
3890 Satellite Blvd
Duluth, GA 30096
WHEN: February 24, 2011
Georgia Pest Control Association is sponsoring a job fair on February 24, 2011. There are approximately 1,100 pest control companies across the state employing over 12,000 Georgians and generating over $400 million in revenue. While many industries have been severely affected by the poor economy, the pest control industry continues to grow each year.
Many employees are enjoying great compensation and benefits offered by Pest Management firms.
High School Diploma or GED
Good Driving Record (Driving Positions)
Able to pass Criminal Background Check & Drug Screening
U.S. citizen or alien authorized to work in the U.S.
Good Attitude & Communication Skills
Able to work in outside elements (hot, cold, rain, etc)
Not afraid of “pests”
Able to read, speak & comprehend English
Up to 20 companies are expected to participate. Come prepared to meet and interact with company representatives. Bring your resume and be prepared to fill out job applications.
For more info, contact Darrell Lee at 770.979.8180 or firstname.lastname@example.org