Malaria causes more than 1 million deaths annually as a result of disease-infected mosquito bites. In response, Alterra has once again joined the fight against malaria with the United Nations Foundation Nothing But Nets. The Utah-based pest management firm has raised a total of $105,359 in donations 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. In early August, Alterra once again enlisted its 1,250 employees to fight the bite through 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.
“As a pest control company, we increase the quality of our customers lives by eliminating unwanted invaders,” Royce says. “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.
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.”