This week, thousands of employees from ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SERV), a leading provider of essential services to residential and commercial customers, will volunteer their time and energy to support community organizations across the United States as part of We Care Week 2020.
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This will be the seventh year ServiceMaster and its subsidiary brands have celebrated the annual signature event, but this effort will look different from past years, as the company adapts the initiative to the realities of the COVID-19 pandemic. In the past, ServiceMaster employees celebrated We Care Day as one day of service in local communities across the country. However, this year, ServiceMaster will dedicate an entire week to celebrate service giving more employees the opportunity to contribute to causes with personal importance, in ways that are personally important.
“ServiceMaster and Terminix both have long histories of giving back to the communities where we live and work,” said Brett Ponton, chief executive officer of ServiceMaster. “Despite the challenges we are facing from the pandemic, we found a way to include our teammates from around the country. It’s our people who are so passionate about giving back and dedicated to helping and supporting those in their neighborhoods.”
Employees will have the opportunity to participate in the week virtually through a program called “Caring Steps.” For every step that employees walk, which will be tracked via a mobile app, ServiceMaster will donate money to 20 charitable organizations. This program will allow employees to give back while serving customers, working virtually and social distancing – and getting some great exercise in the process.
Other ways employees will be able to contribute are by volunteering on their own, being part of a Make-a-Wish reveal or providing a personal donation. Employees making donations are encouraged to donate directly to the organizations involved and all will be able to witness the Make-a-Wish reveal live via a virtual video.
“From its inception, our We Care event has held a special place in our employees' hearts and minds. It has served to help connect our teammates in the communities where they live and work with organizations supporting those communities across the country,” said Velvet Graham, senior director of Events, Community Relations and Culture & Inclusion at ServiceMaster. “Now, more than ever, we must continue that legacy of community and inclusion of organizations that not only our employees are passionate about, but that help to further the advancement of issues of poverty, hunger, mental wellness, social injustice, homelessness, and education."
Among the national organizations are Habitat for Humanity, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), and Color of Change. Employees will also be partnering with the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant a child’s wish. Among the local community partners benefiting from We Care Week are LeBonheur Children’s Hospital, the Mid-South Food Bank, and the National Civil Rights Museum.
The entire list of partners for We Care Week 2020 includes:
- Alliance for Children & Families
- Alzheimer’s Association
- American Cancer Society
- American Red Cross
- Color of Change
- Feeding America
- Habitat for Humanity
- National Alliance on Mental Illness
- Stand for Children
- Church Health
- Communities in Schools
- Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis
- LeBonheur Children’s Hospital
- Mid-South COVID-19 Response Fund
- Mid-South Food Bank
- National Civil Rights Museum
- Salvation Army Purdue Center of Hope
- Youth Villages
Terminix is a leading provider of residential and commercial pest control. Headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee, Terminix services approximately 2.8 million customers in 24 countries and territories. Terminix provides pest control services and protection against termites, mosquitoes, rodents and other pests. Terminix is a business unit of ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SERV), a leading provider of essential residential and commercial services. To learn more about Terminix, visit Terminix.com.
ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SERV) is a leading provider of termite and pest control, cleaning and restoration services in both the residential and commercial markets, operating through an extensive service network of more than 8,000 Company-owned locations and franchise and license agreements. The Company’s portfolio of well-recognized brands includes AmeriSpec (home inspections), Copesan (commercial national accounts pest management), Furniture Medic (cabinet and furniture repair), Merry Maids (residential cleaning), Nomor (European pest management), ServiceMaster Clean (commercial cleaning), ServiceMaster Restore (restoration and reconstruction), Terminix (termite and pest control) and Terminix Commercial (commercial termite and pest control). The Company is headquartered in Memphis, Tenn. Go to www.servicemaster.com for more information about ServiceMaster or follow the Company at twitter.com/ServiceMaster or Facebook.com/ServiceMaster.