On December 14th & 15th, the Northwest Good Deeds Team and many Northwest Teammates ventured to the Atlanta Toys for Tots warehouse for two days of volunteering and fellowship.
Partnering with Toys for Tots for several years, Northwest views this event as a great way to foster the relationships we have developed in the community. “This comes back full circle as evident in the smiles of the parents and each child who receives toys through this program,” says Kristen Milligan, Co-Director of the Good Deeds Team.
The Toys for Tots goal is “to deliver, through a new toy at Christmas, a message of hope to less fortunate youngsters that will assist them in becoming responsible, productive, patriotic citizens.” This easily aligns with the Northwest Good Deeds goal of providing simple, meaningful opportunities for Northwest teammates to create a positive impact in the community in which we serve. Over the two days, everyone enjoyed the company of one another and the chance to give back this holiday season. Northwest’s Co-Presidents Stephen and Stanford Phillips joined the team to help fulfill orders, “It’s amazing to see everyone helping, and they are genuinely happy to be doing so.”
About the Northwest Good Deeds 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 pushes us to think outside the box on how we can better serve the communities we live and work in; the creation of our Good Deeds Team came from just that. The Good Deeds team is an active part of the Northwest Family that seeks out and partners with local schools, businesses and organizations to create an impact throughout our communities. We love that we get the chance to help not only our customers protect their homes from pest, termites, mosquitoes, insulation, lawn, and wildlife issues but also help our communities become even better places to call home.
This past Thursday, June 15, 2018, The Northwest Good Deeds Team partnered with local business, Nine Line Apparel, to co-host a Thank You barbecue for the First Responders in the Savannah community.
The Good Deeds team has hosted first responders’ luncheons in the past as a thank you to those that go above and beyond for their communities every day. In addition to the free barbecue and discounted apparel that was available, Nine Line is selling “Savannah PD” shirts. Proceeds will be given to two families of the department’s fallen officers, Officer Anthony Christie and Officer Joey Lupus.
When speaking to the Good Deeds Team co-director Kristen Milligan about how events like this align with Good Deeds mission and the Northwest Mission statement, she said “At Northwest, looking outwards towards the community is what we empower each service center to do. The Good Deeds Team provides the vehicle for each service center to positively impact their communities.” In this case, Missy Mallick, a Northwest teammate and Good Deeds Ambassador for the Savannah service center, did just that. As the daughter of a firefighter and wife of a med evac pilot, Missy saw the need to show just how much the community appreciates all the things that first responders do.
About Good Deeds Team – The Northwest Good Deeds team was formed in 2011, with the sole focus on being active and involved in the communities that we serve. While home pest control services are what we do for a living, we are about people. We service areas in the community that have a real need, places where we can use our time and talents to give back, and to give to people who may have been forgotten.