The COVID-19 pandemic has been difficult on most and brought changes for all. The Northwest Family loves to be involved with our community partners as much as possible, and we’ve had to get creative with the changes this year.
With an inspired idea from Jenna on the Northwest Accounting team, some Northwest Good Deed teammates got together to create customized baskets for the Gaines Park Senior Living residents. Teammates chose residents from a list and were provided details about some of their favorite things: color, flowers, snacks, etc. That way, each resident could receive a fun, unique baskets full of their preferred things!
The baskets were meant to show that we’re thinking about these seniors! Though we cannot visit the residents at this time as we usually like to, creating baskets for the seniors was a fun opportunity to be involved, and a small way we could support them.
Only a small number of baskets have been delivered so far! The others will be delivered at the end of the month. We can’t thank the staff at Gaines Park enough for allowing us the opportunity to celebrate these seniors and bring a bit a joy into their day. Also, a big thank you to our Northwest team for joining in on the opportunity and wanting to help any way they could!
The Northwest Newnan Family has always worked to support many local community organizations. One organization the team works with closely and normally volunteers with is the Coweta Pregnancy Center.
The Coweta Pregnancy Service (CPC) provides services to women and families that are in need. They provide pregnancy test, ultrasounds, and counseling for new moms. They are funded through a local church and donationsand are supported primarily by local community volunteers.
The Newnan team came together during the month of August to donate kids clothing to the CPC before the start of the new school year. They were able to collect 4 bags of clothes in total, for boys and girls, ranging from infant to pre-teen size!
Because of COVID-19 restrictions, the team is not able to volunteer their time with the organization as much as they would like to, but they still wanted to find a way to support the organization and the people they help every day. The Coweta Pregnancy Center was grateful for the donation, and our team was grateful to be able to find a small way to still serve our Coweta County community.
Thank you, Newnan Team, for your servant’s heart and honoring your community every chance you get!
Northwest’s Newnan team has continued to look for ways to support our community during the COVID-19 pandemic. Though our ways of serving others look different during these times, the Newnan Family has found creative ways to help community organizations they work closely with throughout the year.
In August, the Newnan team put together a small package for each girl in the Angel House. The gift included a personal journal, letter from the team, coloring pages of their favorite animal or sports team, poems with writing prompts, and one dinner conversation starter! Along with each personal gift, the team gifted the Freedom Writers movie and a gift card to get ice cream party supplies to enjoy while watching the movie!
This creative idea was put together by the team to support and honor the young women of Angels House. Angels House provides a safe, nurturing home for teen girls in crisis. Though the team was not able to hand deliver the gift, they were able to leave it on the doorstep to respect the COVID-19 boundaries.
The team has enjoyed creating a relationship with the Angel House and are always looking for new things they can do with the organization. The girls were so grateful for the small gift and to everyone who takes time to be part of their lives! The Newnan team plans to continue to volunteer and donate to the Angel House. We are thankful for our Newnan’s team desire to help those around them!
For more information on the Angel House and how you can help to support their mission, please visit their website.
Northwest Service Standard #11 Servant’s Heart
Being humble means looking for opportunities to serve one another, to put others first, and to show we truly care. We will strive to do our jobs in such a way that it makes the jobs of others easier.
Part of the Northwest Service Standards is to look for the opportunities to serve those around you and show how much you truly care. Our Laurens, SC service center did just this when they noticed an elderly customer whose lawn needed some yard work done.
Some of our Laurens’ teammates, Charles M., Glenn M., Cameron W., David W., and David N., took a Saturday morning to assist this customer with some of the yard work they were unable to tend to. The team spent the morning mowing the lawn, taking down trees and limbs, and clearing out some debris. The morning went quickly considering the team worked together!
A key piece to the Northwest Way is honoring our customers, which does not just mean in the service we complete. Our teammates take the time to keep their eyes open for the opportunities to support and help their communities and customers further than “just pest control.” The Northwest Family is truly thankful for the teammates like we have in our Laurens office; they are great representatives for what it means to value people and make a difference in big and small ways.
Finding positive ways to make an impact and support our communities can come in unexpected ways at times. Every teammate at Northwest Exterminating is a member of the Good Deed Team and approaches each day with a servant’s heart. Sometimes, one service center or department’s efforts further helps another initiative the GDT is already assisting with, leading to an even better opportunity make a difference.
The Northwest IT Director, Matt, shared two gift cards with the GDT Leaders, Kristen and Greg, that the IT department received for recent system upgrades. Though they could have used the gift cards for other equipment, Matt and his team knew the gift cards could be better used to help through the Good Deed Team. Kristen and Greg utilized these gift cards to purchase diapers for a local school partner, purchasing over 600 diapers to donate. The diapers did not only go to the school families but to all families around that community who needed them!
Behind the scenes, the IT team has also been donating gently used IPADs to the Good Deed Team to be gifted to local school partners who mention the need. With school assignments being completed online, some families were having to utilize phones without a computer in the home. Once the donated devices were wiped clean, kids were able to complete their needed work on their very own device.
“One thing that I love about Northwest Exterminating is that everyone is part of the Good Deed Team. It’s not just a few people,” said Kristen, Co-Director of the Good Deed Team. “It’s a true testament to our Good Deed Mission of serving the community so that everyone will see the heart of Northwest.”
The Good Deed Team has continued to pour time and donations into our school partnerships as they knew the recent impact of COVID-19 resulted in a lot of changes not just for the students and families but also for the administration and teachers. They plan to continue to help the local community schools in any way they can while maintaining CDC guidelines.
We are very grateful for a team that works together to create positive impacts in our communities. Thank you to the Northwest IT Department and Good Deed Team for putting people first.
The Newnan Good Deed Team has a love for animals! They have been partnering with the Newnan Coweta Humane Society throughout 2020. The team came up with a fun idea to raise money for NCHS – to raise money to donate, whoever was able to give or raise the largest donation could pie a Manager in the face. Our Newnan team sure knows how to have fun!
The fundraising began in March, but due to COVID-19, the team is unable to be together to pie a Manager at the moment. That did not stop the Newnan team! They have continued to raise money and donations, along with some teammates donating toys, to deliver to the NCHS team in May.
Angela, the GDT Ambassador for Newnan, delivered the funds and toys raised to NCHS. Angela believes the timing could not have been better since it is cat season, so the donation will help cover an adoption fee, formula for kittens, or other needs. “We have been so blessed to help such a great organization and watch the amazing things they do on a daily basis. It has been an honor becoming a part of their team and help in areas that we are able,” said Angela.
The Newnan team is still looking forward to being able to pie a Manager once social distancing restrictions have been safely lifted. The rest of the Northwest Family cannot wait to see those photos! In the meantime, the Newnan GDT is going to continue to support the NCHS and their other community organizations any way they’re able while maintaining CDC guidelines.
If you’re interested in volunteering with or adopting from the NCHS, please visit their website.