The Northwest Good Deed Team received the 2019 National Pest Management Association Gives Award. The award is presented by the NPMA’s Leadership Development Group and is meant to recognize companies that demonstrate leadership through their dedication and contribution to the good of the community.The submissions were judged on selected criteria by the Leadership Development Group.
The Good Deed Team (GDT) was overwhelmed when discovering that Northwest was receiving the award, as the submission came from other teammates who felt the GDT should submit for the opportunity. As Greg Green, Co-Director of the GDT, says, “We’re just glad we get to do what we do every day. Helping people, helping our communities… that’s what it is all about. I still can’t believe our teammates surprised us with something like this. The Northwest Family is one of kind.”
The Northwest Good Deed Team was recognized with the Gives Award at the 2019 PestWorld, a summit hosted by NPMA to bring together pest management professionals. Stanford Phillips, Northwest Exterminating Co-President, accepted the award on behalf of the GDT to continue the surprise and celebrate the GDT when returning to Atlanta.
“What an honor it was to receive the award on behalf of all Northwest,” said Stanford. “The Northwest Family is extraordinary. I can’t thank Kristen, Greg, the GDT, and each Northwest teammate enough for making such an impact in our communities and for being extraordinary people. It’s inspiring to see how they put people first and look for ways to make an impact every day.”
To find out more information the NPMA Gives Award, please visit their website. For more information on the Northwest Good Deed Team, click here.
About The National Pest Management Association –The National Pest Management Association (NPMA), a non-profit organization with more than 5,500 members from around the world, was established in 1933 to support the pest management industry’s commitment to the protection of public health, food and property. This commitment is reflected both in the continuing education of pest management professionals and the dissemination of timely information to homeowners and businesses.
About the Northwest Good Deed Team –As much as Northwest Exterminating is in the pest control business, we’re even more so in the people business. It’s that train of thinking that helped Northwest create The Good Deed Team (GDT) in 2011. The GDT is an active part of the Northwest Family that seeks out and partners with local schools, businesses, and organizations to create an impact in our communities. The GDT goal is to serve and be involved in the areas in which we live and work through simple, meaningful opportunities.
In the wake of Hurricane Dorian, Northwest teammates from across all 27 service centers collected water to donate it to those who needed it most. The main need for supplies, water, and essentials was in the Bahamas, which was devastatingly hit by the hurricane. The Northwest Good Deed Team reached out to the Bahamas Consulate General in Atlanta to see if they could accept our donation and get the items to the Bahamian people.
The Bahamas Consulate General welcomed our donation of 300 cases of water, 38 cases of wipes, 570 pounds of dry dog food, and over 200 batteries. When dropping off the donations, the Northwest team found many others dropping off donations and helping in the Consulate’s warehouse.
“I think that was the coolest part… seeing people from all over come together to help,” said Kristen Milligan, Co-President of The Good Deed Team. “It’s the small things that can have such a positive impact. I am so grateful to be a part of a team that wants to come together to help in any way we can.”
If you would like to donate supplies to the people of the Bahamas, you can find more information on how to help at the Bahamas Consulate General in Atlanta’s website. For more information on the Northwest Good Deed Team, click here.
The goal of the Northwest Good Deed team is to bring simple, meaningful opportunities for Northwest teammates to create a positive impact in our communities. The Newnan team has taken this vision and applied action and heart. Led by Good Deed ambassador Brittany B., and empowered by managers David H. and Leslie M., the team has worked outside of the other Good Deed initiatives to see how they can create more of an impact in their local community of Newnan, GA.
In September the team took time on a Saturday to participate in a weekly event hosted by a local organization, Bridging the Gap. This event consisted of a drive-up food bank where families could receive items that they may need for the week.
In addition to participating in this local event, the team is currently collecting socks to donate to Bridging the Gap for homeless young women and adults. They have called on other Northwest service centers to help donate as many socks during ‘Socktober’ as possible.
When Newnan Branch Manager, David, found out about his team receiving the award he was excited; “What an honor for our team! Brittany has worked tirelessly to help get our team involved in these events. So proud of our team and of Northwest for giving us all the opportunity to serve our communities and to live and carry on the Northwest culture!”
Congratulations to the Newnan team on receiving the Good Deed Service Center of the Month award for September. This team is such a great example of putting people first and working to make a difference together.
For more information on The Good Deed team and how to get involved, visit our Good Deed page or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Good Deed Team’s annual school drive helped bring school essentials to schools across Georgia!
Throughout the month of August, Northwest teammates collected school supplies ranging from notebooks to loose-leaf paper packs to provide to local Title I schools in the areas Northwest serves. “Our team does such an amazing job coming together for great causes like this,” says Good Deed ambassador Brittany B.
This annual event has continued to be such an amazing success not only due to the generosity of our Northwest teammates but also due to their ability to find the extraordinary in every situation. Cleveland Elementary, Pooler Elementary, Burnett Elementary, Graves Elementary, and Holt Elementary are just a few of the schools that received supplies this year.
For more information on the Good Deed team and how to get involved, visit our Good Deed page or email email@example.com.
The Northwest Newnan teammates spent this past Saturday boxing food to be distributed to members of the community at Bridging the Gap.
Bridging the Gap is a non-profit organization based in Coweta County in Georgia. Their mission is to provide assistance to those in need in the community. They aim to do this by leading with food, serving with compassion, and restoring through ministry. This summer, Bridging the Gap was able to serve 383 hot meals and collect 31,412 pounds of food.
Our Newnan teammates participated in a weekly event hosted by Bridging the Gap. Every Saturday from 8-11AM, a drive-up food bank is set up where families can fill out a form to request items they may need for the week.
“It’s really something special when you have a group of people get together to serve the community,” said Brittany, Newnan’s Good Deed Ambassador. “The team enjoyed volunteering together and working with an organization that helps the people in our community.”
This is event is a direct reflection of the mission of the Northwest Good Deed Team; looking into the community in which we serve and recognizing a need. Northwest is grateful to have teammates that take a normal Saturday and turn it into a day of giving, compassion, and coming together. If you’re interested in volunteering with Bridging the Gap, you can find more information here.
On April 24th, Macon teammates held their First Responders Appreciation Cookout. With over 140 people attending, teammates were humbled by the stories shared by the first responders in attendance.
On May 8th, Carrollton teammates had the pleasure of hosting at East Carrollton Parks & Recreation. After sitting down to lunch and getting a chance to know one another, some of the firefighters in attendance gave Northwest Teammates a tour of the trucks, equipment, and fire house!
The LaGrange First Responders Appreciation cookout was held at the George Harris Baseball Complex on May 28th. The responders that had been on call over Memorial Day Weekend were extremely appreciative for the chance to have some much needed down time and good food.
This was the 2ndyear the Tucker teammates visited their neighboring Fire Station to show thanks for all that they do. Northwest teammates had a chance to get to know more about the first responders in that area and even share a little bit of what we do at Northwest.
For the 2ndyear, the Savannah team partnered with local business to host their First Responders’ Appreciation Cookout. Co-hosted with Savannah Harley-Davidson and Firehouse Subs, the event attracted first responders throughout the region!
This year we returned to visit our favorite four-legged officer on the force, Kai! Our team was able to present Officer Sherfield and Kai with a brand-new bulletproof vest. Also, in attendance was South Carolina House District 14 Representative, Stewart Jones, who joined the Piedmont teammates in thanking all the men and women who dedicate themselves to keeping the community safe.
With over 100 people in attendance, the Lanier teammates made this year’s appreciation cookout one to remember. The team sat down for good food and fellowship, taking time to thank the first responders in attendance for all they do.
The Stockbridge team went above and beyond with their appreciation cookout. In addition to serving those in attendance by way of a Northwest teammate assembly line, they packed boxes to take to those that could not attend the appreciation event.
On August 18th, our Marietta, Corporate, Customer Care, and Wildlife North offices came together to give back to those who protect the community day in and day out. Not only were our teammates able to express their gratitude to the first responders in attendance but they were also able to share more about what Northwest and Good Deeds is all about.
Canton teammates had the pleasure of serving over 75 firefighters during their August 23rd event! They were able to meet some new firefighter recruits that were attending a training class and speak with them about their experiences.
The Buford first responder event hosted more than 75 local firefighters, EMS, and police officers. Buford teammates were happy to connect to the first responders in the area and give thanks for all they do for the community.
Over 300 first responders turned out for the Columbus appreciation event! In addition to serving all those in attendance, Columbus teammates packed food up and took it to deputies at the local jail that could not make it to the event.