Nearly 50 employees of Tucson, Ariz.-based Truly Nolen Pest Control donated blood as a way to give back to their local community. The Tucson team donated to the American Red Cross Southern Arizona Chapter on July 21, and the Orlando, Fla.-based team donated to OneBlood Orlando July 23.
Employees made appointments online and arrived at staggered times as part of this safe, socially distanced endeavor.
“By donating, our team members could show support to John Welsh, a Tucson-based employee who is currently fighting the good fight against cancer,” Toby Srebnik, Truly Nolen’s manager of public relations and communications, told Pest Management Professional.
Welsh works in the company’s accounting department as the Reporting Analyst (Statistical Reports).
Srebnik reports that the Truly Nolen team helped potentially save 104 lives with their donations.
“As blood donations are definitely needed right now during the current climate, our company will continue to seek additional opportunities to host safe, socially distanced internal blood drives,” he said.
The company is no stranger to giving back to local communities. In recent months, it has participated in several events, including:
- Donating its “TRULY Sanitized” service to first responders across the country, including Florida, Texas and Arizona.
- Hosting a fall car show that spotlighted several local non-profit organizations.
- Visiting local children’s hospitals on Halloween dressed in costumes and creating a fun atmosphere.
Truly Nolen of America has more than 80 branch offices in Arizona, California, Florida, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas and Utah. It also has independently owned and operated franchises in territories including Kentucky, Georgia, New Jersey, Canada, Puerto Rico and more than 60 countries. The company was founded in 1938 and is based in Tucson, Ariz.