As March kicked off, no one quite expected the changes that would occur throughout the month. With home schooling, people working from home, business policy changes, and everyone practicing social distancing, it has been a strange and unprecedented time for most. Our Good Deed Team leaders, Kristen and Greg, wanted to honor the space and changes necessary while remaining involved within the communities we serve.
When the news first broke that students would be completing classes from home, Greg and Kristen worked together with a local elementary school team to put together and hand out food items to around 100 families. Knowing that for many kids, their main meals come from school, made this an important opportunity for the Good Deed Team to help! Greg returned the following week to put together andgive out over 150 bags of food and toiletry items to the families.
Looking for more ways to help students and families during this time, Greg and Kristen were able to make over 50 gallons of laundry detergent to donate to other local elementary schools in the communities we serve! Along with the detergent, they donated books, coloring books, crayons, and Easter treats for the kids to enjoy. All the items were dropped off to be distributed to the families.
It is truly extraordinary to see people in our communities stepping up to help each other – from businesses to non-profits to individuals on their own, seeing everyone come together during a difficult time shows how much everyone cares. We are thankful for Kristen and Greg finding ways to help and small ways to make a difference, even from a distance!
It is important to note that the Good Deed Team reached out to these schools ahead of time to coordinate how best to help during these circumstances. If you are wanting to volunteer or donate, please reach out to the school or business beforehand to make sure that all necessary precautions are taken!
For the 8thconsecutive year, Northwest Exterminating has been honored as one of the best places to work by the Atlanta Journal Constitution’s Top Workplaces survey. The list is based solely on teammate feedback from nearly 3,000 companies and over 40,000 teammates that is gathered from a third-party that partners with the AJC. The Northwest team is always thrilled to learn that we have made the Top Workplaces list each year, as every teammate takes great pride in our overall culture!
With our teammates’ feedback, Northwest came in at number 27 in the midsize company category. “Without each of the extraordinary teammates that believe in and work with Northwest daily, we wouldn’t be the company we are today! I’m thankful we have a team that works hard, cares about our customers, and enjoys not only working together but also serving our communities together. It’s an honor to be on the Top Workplaces list once again,” said Stanford Phillips, Co-President of Northwest Exterminating.
The Northwest culture is focused on fun, living and working by the Northwest Way, and supporting our team and communities. Through our culture, we strive to live up to our mission of being “an extraordinary company creating extraordinary experiences,” which applies not only externally to the level of service and care we aim to provide our customers, but also internally by honoring our teammates.
We plan to continue to build on our family-like atmosphere as we continue to grow throughout the Southeast to better serve our customers. We are grateful to be chosen, once again, as a Top Workplace in Atlanta. If you’re interested in working and growing with the Mouse, explore our Career Opportunities!
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.
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.