SUPPORTING OUR NEIGHBORS
Commitment to Community
OrkinServes is an employee volunteer program designed to help take care of our communities. Each year, Orkin branches across the country set aside time specifically for giving back in their local areas. Since the program started, Orkin employees have donated hundreds of hours of volunteer service to residents and organizations in the U.S. We believe in people helping people and showing small acts of kindness for our customers and communities.
Helping Save Lives
Mosquitoes Don’t Deserve a Drop™
Every two seconds, someone in the United States needs blood. The American Red Cross® works tirelessly every day to supply 40% of the nation’s blood supply, collecting roughly 13,000 blood donations to meet the needs of patients across the country. Each donation can save the lives of up to three people.
At Orkin, we believe Mosquitoes Don’t Deserve a Drop™, which is why we partner with the Red Cross to help save lives on two fronts. Since 2020 in accordance with mosquito season, Orkin has donated more than $620,000 to the Red Cross in addition to encouraging the public to donate blood to the organization through a nation-wide SleevesUp campaign providing Orkin customers and employees opportunities to give blood.
Our goal is two-fold: to help boost our country’s blood supply while protecting people against the public health threats of mosquitoes.
Creating Education That Matters
Protecting Public Health at Home
Orkin’s longstanding partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has fostered multiple public health and educational initiatives involving pest-related health risks. Orkin and the CDC have collaborated to produce educational materials like the hidden home threats checklist to help consumers prevent pest-related diseases in and around the home, as well as the Guide to Dangerous Pests brochure. We have also partnered on annual “Train the Trainers” broadcasts, where CDC specialists educate hundreds of Orkin pest control Pros across the country on pest-related diseases. Find pest-specific disease information from the CDC in Orkin’s Pest Library.
At the Northeast Division Leadership Conference, volunteers assembled gift bags including teddy bears, blankets and inspirational messages for the Atlantic City Fire Department. The gifts will be given to children in emergency situations.
Branch 778 | Waco, Texas
Employees of Branch 778 partnered with the Waco, Texas Habitat for Humanity whose mission is to help build homes for those in need. The team donated their time painting the exterior of the home.
Orkin Marketing Department
Orkin Marketing teamed up for a volunteer event with the Dunwoody Nature Center at Dunwoody Park. Volunteers planted native plants and spread mulch along trails. Dunwoody Nature Center's mission is to protect the park through conservation and education.
Branch 801 | Honolulu, Hawaii
Branch 801 in Honolulu, HI continued their partnership with HUGS, a local organization that serves families with a child experiencing a life-threatening illness. Most recently, this team dedicated their time at the HUGS House cleaning up the playground.
South Carolina Region 429
South Carolina Region 429 joined forces at their Sales Kickoff Meeting collecting donations for a local animal shelter. Volunteers donated 200 pounds of pet food, toys and treats for their four-legged friends in the community.
Midwest Division | Branch 612
Employees of Branch 612 in Green Bay, WI, hosted a barbecue stand supporting the Old Glory Honor Flight, whose mission is to send veterans to Washington, D.C. Participants raised over $2,000 during the event.