This pandemic has shown us now, more than ever, that we need to come together and support the people around us. This is why Northwest keeps our eyes open to serve. While we are not able to gather in large groups right now, we still have the opportunity to think of those around us and do what we can to spread joy and a helping hand. Our Canton office has shown how we are able to make a difference with small acts of kindness.
They are currently in the process of making 25 gallons of laundry detergent for Hasty Elementary School in Canton. The school has partnered with MUST Ministries to help those in their local community. The focus is to provide an essential and everyday product that everyone needs, especially during this pandemic. By making this detergent, we are able to maintain a socially distanced gathering while being able to help out the community and catch up with coworkers.
MUST Ministries helps address the basic needs of individuals, families and children in Cobb and Cherokee county. If you need assistance or want to volunteer through MUST Ministries, you can visit their website.
Our Dallas Service Center has always been active within their local community. Recently, they hosted a book drive where they collected books, crossword puzzles, sudoku puzzles, and word searches to be delivered to The Pearl at Dallas.
The Pearl at Dallas is a local nursing home that specializes in Alzheimer’s, as well as other forms of dementia. They offer world-class, innovative, and personalized services for seniors in an inviting and supportive environment.
We are so grateful for our Dallas Service Center who came together to collect items to donate, especially when it is for an extraordinary place such as The Pearl at Dallas. It’s opportunities like this that make our teammates at Northwest proud to work for The Mouse.
At Northwest, we are always trying to make a difference within our community. Recently, our Canton office went out to make a difference as they volunteered their time at Bethany’s Equine and Aquatic Therapy Services. The team came together and helped install rubber mats into each of the horse stalls. These mats help level the stalls out for the horses, while also making them easier to clean.
Along with our volunteers, there were others helping out at the barn. The BEAT Horse Farm Team was very grateful to the Canton Service Center to take time out of their Saturday to give back. This was just a small way our Northwest team could say thank you to our communities.
Bethany’s Equine and Aquatic Therapy Services is a nonprofit organization that is located at a farm in Canton, GA. They specialize in the use of hippotherapy and aquatic therapy as primary tools of treating children and adults with disabilities. To learn how you can donate, volunteer or sponsor a horse, please visit BEAT’s website.
The Northwest Savannah service center has a long-standing partnership with the Willett Children’s Hospital of Savannah. The partnership has grown over the years, allowing the team to celebrate multiple holidays with the staff and families.
The Savannah team sent out the call to Northwest’s 35+ service centers to create and donate Easter baskets for the children at the hospital. The original request was for 60 Easter baskets to be donated to each child to spread some Spring cheer. The request was overwhelmingly met, and the team was able to drop off 92 baskets filled with window clings, crayons and colored pencils, coloring books, small dolls and action figures, and other springtime treats. The team did not donate candy at the hospitals request.
The Northwest team did not want to forget to honor the nursing staff of the Hospital who goes above and beyond every day. Candy and additional treats were donated to the staff as a continued thank you!
It is truly a blessing to be able to partner with the Savannah Children’s Hospital multiple times each year and bring even a small bit of joy into the lives of these children and families. The Savannah team is so thankful to be able to have the opportunity to serve their local community this way, and they are looking forward to the other events and holidays in 2021.
To find out more about the opportunities to serve the incredible staff and families at Savannah’s Dwaine & Cynthia Willett Children’s Hospital, please visit https://memorialhealth.com/patients/pediatric-volunteering.dot.
Something that all of Northwest believes is that honoring our customers begins with honoring our teammates. Valued people desire to value others, so teams are always stepping in to support their teammates through hard times. This is exactly what our LaGrange team did as a local teammate got ready for surgery in early April.
The LaGrange team got together to purchase and donate items to the family while the teammate underwent and recovered from surgery. They made food and purchased personal items and a pizza gift card for the family to use! The team’s goal was to ensure the teammate was comfortable throughout their recovery and the family could have a few easy dinners for one less thing to worry about.
When we think of supporting our community, we often immediately think of the amazing non-profits, community organizers, and businesses making a difference. While Northwest appreciates and supports many of these, it’s always incredible to recognize that pouring into others begins with pouring into our team. We are thankful for the family-like culture that the LaGrange team has fostered!
Northwest Exterminating has officially announced they have acquired and are welcoming Target Pest Control into the Northwest and Rollins Family of Brands. The acquisition of Target Pest Control further supports Northwest’s growth efforts across the Southeast to better serve our customers through extraordinary experiences. Target has served the greater Birmingham, AL community for over 20 years with a customers first, do what is right reputation.
With offices in Cullman, Birmingham, and Jasper, Alabama, the Target team ‘aims to please’, providing commercial pest control and residential pest control services with a focus on customer experience and tenured teammates who care. While Northwest already supports the Birmingham area, the Target Pest Control acquisition will further expand the footprint to support more of Alabama’s community and customers.
Target has been led by Keith Chandler since 1998. Keith will continue to support Target as a consultant with his wealth of industry knowledge, Southeast relationships, and heart for the Target team.
“While the decision to merge is never easy, the Northwest team is the perfect fit to honor the Target family – our customers and team – for years to come,” said Keith. “Growing Target with my family has been a true blessing, and I’m excited to witness the growth opportunities ahead for the team and the additional support our customers will receive.”
Growing, while staying true to the brand and people, is the focus with any acquisition for Northwest and Rollins, Inc. “Keith’s commitment to creating a family-like culture that cares about the customer is inspiring. It’s something that Northwest aims for daily. We could not be more excited to welcome the extraordinary Target team into the Northwest Family,” said Stanford Phillips, Rollins Division Vice President and Northwest Exterminating Co-President. “We are grateful Keith and the team trusted Northwest as a partner in growth and for the opportunities ahead for all.”
For more information on Target Pest Control, please visit their website. For more information on Northwest Exterminating or our growing Southeast footprint, read more About Us.
A unique thing about all 30+ Northwest service centers actively working to be involved in their communities is that each month, new stories seem to arise on ways teammates have tried to support or help close to home. The Monroe, Peachtree Corners, and Corporate teams came together to support a local homeless veteran’s shelter near the Monroe service center.
The teams worked together to collect and donate items like food, snacks, toiletries, paper goods, and canned items for the men and women who utilize the shelter. After only a few weeks, the team was able to donate a truckload of items to the shelter.
The Monroe team made the donation in the second week of February. We’re thankful for teammates like these who look for every opportunity to make a difference in their local areas. The teams look forward to other opportunities to help in 2021.
The LaGrange team is always up to something within their community. Whether it’s a Boston Butt Drive or building bunk beds, the team enjoys being a part of the community they have the opportunity to work and live within.
The LaGrange office services a local Women’s Shelter. While providing service, they struck up a conversation with the shelter’s director who mentioned they were having a hard time keeping toilet paper in stock and were in need of it for the shelter. The LaGrange office immediately took action and ordered a few boxes of toilet paper as a donation.
Though a small act of kindness, it’s the opportunities like this that make every teammate at Northwest proud to work for the Mouse. Teammates who want to support not only their customers but also their communities and are actively looking for opportunities to do so. Thank you, LaGrange team, for keeping your eyes open to ways to help!
Opportunities present themselves in interesting ways. Northwest has service centers in the Birmingham, AL and Carrollton, GA areas. One morning, a teammate driving between the two heard an announcement about the need for donations at a local Food Pantry on the radio. The result was the Northwest team coming together to meet this call.
The teammate who overheard the announcement reached out to the local service centers and Corporate office to see what could be possible. The radio asked for donations of basic hygiene needs, especially children’s soap and shampoo. Teammates collected and donated over 251 items within 2 days of the request.
Northwest was able to collect children’s shampoo and soap, baby wash and wipes, Q-tips, men’s and women’s deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste, face wash, soap, and razors. All 250+ items were dropped off at the donation society to be used at the Food Pantry. While dropping off, our teammate was able to collect a list of additional needs and items, which the team plans to work on collecting and donating in the future.
It’s incredible to see teammates from all over the Southeast come together in support for our small, local communities we’re fortunate to serve. The Birmingham and Carrollton service centers look forward to supporting more initiatives in the area.