Ten days ago, we began a donation matching campaign in an effort to raise $50,000 for the American Red Cross to help people in need after the extensive damage caused by Hurricane Harvey in Texas and Hurricane Irma in Florida. Today is the last day to donate.
Please take a moment and donate below so we can get closer to our goal of $25,000, together raising $50,000 for the Red Cross.
You’ve seen our stories about franchisees impacted by the hurricanes over the past few days, and we’d like to share one last story with you. Shelly Godde from Mosquito Squad of Saint Petersburg-Clearwater and Joe Bogdan from Mosquito Squad of Tampa Bay joined forces yesterday to provide complimentary mosquito protection to first responders in North Fort Myers, Florida. On Sunday, Shelly received a call from Jeff Beaver of Storm Services, LLC, a company that helps support large numbers of workers who are temporarily relocated by providing housing, food, water, and sanitary facilities. They specialize in the design, construction, operation and management of full base camp setups.
Jeff said instead of waiting for Lee County to mobilize their mosquito control workers, he’d rather protect the camp now. The base camp was set up on the fairgrounds of Lee Civic Center in North Fort Myers over the weekend. Their facilities and staff provide housing for first responders and others, like electrical teams and tree cutting professionals who have come from out of state to help. Unfortunately, the devoted laborers have been spending all day in the field working to help the community and returning to the base camp unable to sleep due to the relentless mosquitoes.
Shelly and Joe made the two-hour trip down to North Fort Myers and began treating the tents. It took about two hours to cover the fairgrounds property. They protected the sleeping, laundromat, and shower tents for Storm Services.
Thank you, Shelly and Joe. We applaud your efforts to help those in need. ... See MoreSee Less
From our parent company, Outdoor Living Brands:
Ten days ago, we began a donation matching campaign in an effort to raise $50,000 for the American Red Cross to help people in need after the extensiv...
TOMORROW is the final day that our parent company, Outdoor Living Brands, will match your American Red Cross donations dollar for dollar. OLB is ready to match up to $25,000. Together we have the potential to raise $50,000 for those affected by Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma!
Make your donation go further and donate now at: crowdrise.com/outdoor-living-brands-gives-back ... See MoreSee Less
More than a week since Irma made landfall in Florida, access to some affected areas remains a challenge. Here's how Red Cross volunteers are working with partners to deliver relief to impacted communi...
Happy Monday, everyone! Who's ready to kick off the week by giving back and getting closer to our goal of raising $50,000 for the American Red Cross? There are only THREE days left to have your donation matched dollar for dollar.
Please take a moment to read the story below to learn how Hurricane Irma has impacted Mosquito Squad of Greater Indianapolis owner, Capricia Turner.
Originally mobilized to Texas, Capricia Turner and over 100 National Guard Soldiers in the 38th Infantry Division from Indiana, were redirected to Florida on Sunday as Hurricane Irma hit. Capricia is the owner of Mosquito Squad of Greater Indianapolis, but she's also been in the National Guard for half her life - 17 years.
When a natural disaster occurs, states often request additional support. In Florida, Capricia's unit is providing command, control, and coordination oversight of their efforts. Capricia and her team are responsible for Religious Affairs, or Pastoral Care, managing multiple religious support teams. They help identify areas that need support the most - usually the ones that were hit the hardest - and deploy the ministry teams to those locations.
For Capricia, it's upsetting to see a tourism state like Florida that you imagine being a beautiful vacation-haven all year, with so much trauma. There's been a lot of physical damage, like trees down all over the highways that make transportation challenging. But there is also emotional trauma, which is evident.
Irma striking Florida resulted in the loss of life, homes, and jobs. Capricia says it's heart-breaking not being able to give people a response when they approach her about their family members or homes, but she's honored to serve in the National Guard and provide whatever comfort she can to those affected. ... See MoreSee Less