Giving Back to Communities
Terminix employees and customers in hundreds of communities across the United States and Canada are participating in week-long volunteering activities during Terminix Cares Week 2021.
For an eighth consecutive year, the company is supporting national and local community partners and organizations involved with causes as diverse as healthcare and mental wellness, irradicating food poverty, countering social injustice and homelessness, and education.
The launch of Terminix Cares Week 2021 continues a virtual philanthropic program called Terminix Caring Steps that was created in 2020 to encourage volunteerism and community engagement during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. For every step each employee takes during the week, which will be tracked via a mobile app, Terminix will donate money to 26 charitable organizations. This program will allow employees to give back while serving customers, working virtually, and staying socially distanced—while getting a little exercise in the process.
This year, teammates will participate in Terminix Cares Week by "plogging" (picking up litter whilst jogging...or, perhaps, walking), making personal donations to charities, collecting canned goods for local food banks, or participating in a Make-A-Wish reveal. Terminix customers are also encouraged to join the event this year as technicians and sales professionals will collect canned goods from customers who wish to donate them to local food banks.
CEO, Brett Ponton, explains: "Terminix is one team united behind one purpose: to improve lives by protecting that which is most valuable — families, homes, businesses, and the environment, in the communities we serve.
"We are a national brand that most consumers and businesses are familiar with, but our teammates have deep roots and relationships in each of these communities. Each of us understands the importance of serving others, whether a customer or neighbor. Our teammates have big hearts and generous spirits and we’re grateful for this opportunity to give back."
Velvet Graham, senior director of Events, Community Relations and Culture & Inclusion at Terminix, adds: ""e are proud to provide so many different opportunities for our teammates—and customers—to give back.
"What started as a local day of service with just a few dozen teammates, has grown to be an international, company-wide week of volunteering. Our teammates and community partners across the globe could not be more excited for this great week!"
Partners for Terminix Cares Week 2021 include:
- American Cancer Society
- American Red Cross
- Asian Americans Advancing Justice
- Canada Centraide
- Caregiver Action Network (CAN)
- Color of Change
- Communities in Schools
- The Education Trust
- Feeding America
- Habitat for Humanity
- Habitat for Humanity Canada
- Junior Achievement of the Mid-South
- Latino Memphis
- LeBonheur Children’s Hospital
- Mid-South Food Bank
- National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
- National Civil Rights Museum
- Operation Gratitude
- Operation Stand Down Tennessee
- Regional Response Fund
- The Salvation Army of Memphis & the Mid-South
- SRVS – The Family Answer for Disabilities
- STAND for Children
- The Trevor Project
- World Vision Canada
- Youth Villages
To read more about the group's CSR responsibilities, visit corporate.terminix.com/responsibility.