At Northwest, we enjoy partnering with schools across many of the states that we serve. Many of our teammates are passionate about education support, and we know that the beginning of the school year is always busy, especially for teachers. This is why our Peachtree Wildlife team came together to make baskets for all of the 1st grade teachers at Berkeley Lake Elementary School.
The team made 8 reusable baskets that included all sorts of extraordinary supplies these teachers can use to help with their class. They included colored papers, pens, note pads, post-it notes, clip boards, hand sanitizer, expo markers, highlighters, markers, stickers, a box of Kleenex, and paper towels. They were able to hand deliver these to the school, and the teachers were so grateful.
We know that even a little help for these teachers means a lot, especially with all the changes that COVID-19 brought. Our teammates enjoyed the opportunity to serve their local elementary school, and the teachers reached out to our team to let them know how much they appreciated their baskets. Thank you to our Peachtree Wildlife team for finding opportunities to serve where you have passion!
Over the years, our Northwest Good Deed Team has partnered with schools across many of the states that we serve, with many of our teammates passionate about education support. With teammates always keeping an eye open for opportunities to serve, our Corporate office came together to collect cases of water for a local high school band when the need came up.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Sprayberry High School Band of Gold was grappling with donations and funds. When it was brought to our attention by a teammate, we jumped at the opportunity to support them. We were able to collect 20 cases of water, which will supply the band for 4+ games this upcoming football season. We handed these cases off to the Men in Black (MIB) who are dads that help transport and move the instruments, equipment, props, and supplies.
We are so grateful for our Corporate office coming together to support a local high school and collect these cases of water. Though a small act of kindness, it’s extraordinary opportunities like this that make our teammates at Northwest proud to work for The Mouse.
Our Corporate office is always trying to find a way to show their support for the communities they live and work in daily. They recently took lunch to the Metro Atlanta Fire Fighters Conference for the firefighters that attended the class, as well as the trainers and leaders.
MAFFC is an all-volunteer group of firefighters, instructors, and sponsors dedicated to bringing the best training to each other at almost no cost. They strive to provide a forum for the best possible training in the region. The conference was an 8-hour hands on class that challenged and informed participants in size-up, identification, and mechanical defeat conventional locking devices.
Our local first responders are always a focus for the Northwest team. Each year, we host First Responder Cookouts as a way of showing our gratitude for all that they do, so we were thankful to be involved with the Conference to show that same appreciation. Being involved in the communities is an honor and something that all our teammates enjoy doing. We were grateful for the opportunity to show our appreciation by bringing lunch to this conference, and for the ability to create even a small impact in our community.
Northwest Exterminating’s LaGrange Service Center is grateful to have recently received the 2021 Best of Troup County Award. This honor was received thanks to the votes of Troup County residents, as each year, the LaGrange Daily News asks the community to vote for winners in several categories. This is the second year in a row that our LaGrange service center has won this honor.
While Northwest Exterminating has been creating healthier living and working environments since 1951, we have been serving the LaGrange, GA area for the past 11 years. We have an extraordinary team dedicated to creating extraordinary experiences and Customers for Life throughout Troup County and beyond. The LaGrange team also actively works to create extraordinary experiences within their community through local resource and time donations to organizations like Sleep in Heavenly Peace and Twin Cedars.
Our LaGrange Service Center and the entire Northwest Family is grateful to not only be considered for this award again but to have been chosen by the community we have the honor to live and work in for the second year. Thanks for trusting the Mouse, Troup County.
By being in the people business, Northwest is always looking for ways to honor our customers. We put them first by honoring their time, health, investment, and most importantly, trust in us. Our Canton office recently demonstrated this when a teammate noticed a customer’s gutters; he brought what he noticed back to the office, getting everyone together to go out and clear this customer’s gutters as a team.
One of our customers had an issue with ants that our teammate Chad G. was helping treat. Chad noticed that the gutters were starting to overflow, and when he brought it to the customer’s attention, he learned that there was no one to help him keep up this part of his home. Since this customer is wheelchair bound, Chad saw this as an opportunity to show our customer how much we care about him. Shortly after, our team scheduled a time frame during the day for our group of Managers, Administration, and Service Professionals to go out and help.
All of our Canton team was happy to go out to support our customer. While this may seem like a small act of kindness, we were able to give this customer an extraordinary experience while giving back to them in a way that created an overall healthier living environment, always our mission for any home. We’re thankful for teammates like Chad and our Canton office, who, while it’s not part of their “job,” continue to keep their eyes open to serve the customer in a way that keeps them first!
With a variety of teammates comes a variety of interests to help support our communities and make a difference. Our Corporate team saw a need, and recently came together to gather donation supplies for the Ahimsa House. They were able to collect different supplies and pet food to be dropped off for those being sheltered.
Ahimsa House is Georgia’s first and only organization that is dedicated to helping human and animal victims of domestic violence reach safety together. Their services are available anywhere in Georgia and all services are completely free of charge. They have provided over 118,880 nights of safe, confidential shelter for pets in need.
A Northwest teammate was able to drop off the collected items, with the organization mentioning the donation would be used that day with two animals joining them. We were so grateful to be able to support this initiative in even a small way and to our Corporate team for continuing to look for ways to make a difference.
If you would like to get involved with the Ahimsa House, click here to see how you can help them.
Our Canton office is always looking to make a difference within their local community, and with a heart for our pets, the team came together to support the Georgia Animal Project. The Canton team collected hygiene products and towels to donate to the local non-profit.
The Georgia Animal Project is a non-profit organization dedicated to ending companion animal overpopulation by providing high quality-low cost spay and neuter services for dogs and cats throughout North Georgia. Their mission is to reduce animal suffering and shelter euthanasia by confronting companion-animal overpopulation through effective education programs and by offering high quality, low-cost spay and neuter directly to the public at cost.
Our local community shares their homes and businesses with their furry loved ones, and the Canton team sees how important it is to care for animals. We appreciated seeing the entire team come together to support the donations. A teammate personally delivered them to Georgia Animal Project one Saturday.
Thank you to our Canton team for finding opportunities to serve where you have a passion. If you would like to learn about the Georgia Animal Project and how you can help, please visit their website.
The Good Deed Team has been active with ESL Programs across many of the states that we serve for years, with one of our largest projects including the Bilingual Family Literacy Program. Teaming up with Pelham City Schools, the Good Deed Team supported their Pelham in the Park event, where families could meet the teachers, grab a meal, and learn about summer learning opportunities.
The Pelham City Schools were in the area hit by the devasting Alabama tornadoes in April. The Good Deed Team brought household door prizes to give away, hotdogs and hamburgers for the families attending, plus food bags that included coloring pages for the children. The event was meant to bring the families and children together in a fun way that also allowed them to restock on items they may have had to go without due to the weather circumstances.
The teammates enjoyed getting to serve this community who has dealt with so much in the last few months. The kids seemed excited to receive the resource bags and learn more about the ESL summer learning opportunities available. The team hopes to continue working alongside the City Schools and was grateful to be part of this event.
Our Laurens, SC office worked together to collect and donate household and hygiene items to the local Safe Home in their area. They were able to donate almost 50 items.
Safe Home provides 24-hour services and a safe place to victims of domestic violence. The organization has an ongoing wish list of needs to help further support those they serve, so the Laurens team collected items of need to donate at the end of March.
While social distancing may have changed the way we are able to serve the communities we are fortunate enough to live and work in, it has given us the opportunity to find unique opportunities to do so. The Laurens team was grateful to be able to make even a small difference for those who may seek out Safe Home’s services. We’re thankful for all the team at Safe Home does; to learn more about how you can support their efforts, please visit their website.