PROVO, Utah, Aug. 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Malaria causes more than one million deaths annually as a result of disease-infected mosquito bites. Last week Alterra once again joined the fight against Malaria with the United Nations Foundation Nothing But Nets raising total donations to $105,359 in just over a year.
David Royce, Alterra's founder & CEO, has been a loyal supporter of the non-profit Nothing But Nets since 2009, and successfully rallied massive support from Alterra's employees in 2014 raising $31,327. Last week, Alterra once again enlisted its 1,250 employees to fight the bite throughout a weeklong campaign. Alterra spread the word posting flyers at each location and utilized Alterra's Facebook page to provide additional information about how employees could help save the lives of thousands of refugee families across sub-Saharan Africa.
Royce said, "As a pest control company, we increase the quality of our customers lives by eliminating unwanted invaders. However in many underdeveloped countries pests can be a life or death matter. We are proud to support Nothing But Nets and are so grateful to Alterra's team members for helping protect refugees in need."
Royce further incentivized employees to donate by promising to match every employee donation dollar for dollar, generating a total of $74,032 last week. In response to the news, Nothing But Nets Senior Campaign Associate, Kavita Sood said "We are so grateful to work with such a passionate partner like Alterra! Their leadership and generosity is inspiring. We truly value their support and their contributions have helped protect over 20,000 women, children and families from malaria."
Alterra sets an excellent example of how any company can combine corporate goals with a great social cause. They hope to inspire more companies throughout the pest control industry to join Nothing But Nets efforts to fight the world's biggest pest - the mosquito. For information about Nothing But Nets and sponsorship opportunities, or to donate now, please contact Kavita Sood, Senior Campaign Associate, at [email protected].
Alterra is North America's fastest growing pest control company. Having expanded into more than 1,200 cities with more than 300,000 customers, Alterra has mastered its mission of responsibly protecting families and the environment. Alterra is an accredited member of the Better Business Bureau (BBB), and is a proud member of the Environmental Protection Agency's Pesticide Environmental Stewardship Program. For more information please visit www.alterrapest.com.
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