On July 6, Orkin President Patrick Chrzanowski presented the check to American Red Cross CEO Dee Dixon at the American Red Cross of Georgia headquarters in Atlanta, Ga.
As a part of the fourth-consecutive Mosquitoes Don’t Deserve A Drop campaign, which took place May 22 through June 30, the donation was made possible through Orkin pledging $25 of every new mosquito control service established over the course of the campaign.
Orkin also hosted five Red Cross blood drives as part of the Mosquitoes Don’t Deserve a Drop campaign, with locations in Los Angeles, Calif.; Atlanta; Chicago, Ill.; Washington, D.C., and Dallas, Texas, between May 3 and June 6.
A combined 152 donors participated in the five drives, resulting in 126 units of life-saving blood that will impact the lives of up to 378 patients.
The American Red Cross of Georgia, under the leadership of Dixon, serves 10 million people through a network of eight chapters: Central Midwest Georgia, East Central Georgia, Greater Atlanta, Northeast Georgia, Northwest Georgia, South Central Georgia, Southeast Georgia and Southwest Georgia.
Founded in 1901 by Pest Management Professional (PMP) Hall of Famer Otto Orkin (Class of 1999), Atlanta, Ga.-based Orkin is an industry leader in essential pest control services and protection against termite damage, rodents and insects. Its parent company is Rollins Inc., the chairman of which is PMP Hall of Famer Gary W. Rollins (Class of 2012).