Introducing Triangle Cares
Release Date: January 25, 2024
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Triangle Pest Control announced at the beginning of 2024 their new program to focus on serving the needs of their local community. This program aims to support programs local to Raleigh, North Carolina, and surrounding areas.
Triangle internally discussed with their employees what is most important to them and compiled a list of causes that the Triangle Cares program would support. Each month throughout the year, the program participants will volunteer their time at charitable events, pack lunches, or make monetary donations to many organizations throughout the research triangle.
In January, the first Triangle Cares event saw the team pack 130 lunches for the Raleigh Rescue Mission, a non-profit organization supporting those experiencing homelessness. In February, the volunteer group will work at the Wake County Animal Shelter and support the adoption of cats, dogs, and small pets to the local community. On March 22nd, 2024, Triangle will be hosting a blood drive with the American Red Cross in the parking lot of their new office located at 3501 US-64, Apex, NC 27523, from 12 pm to 5 pm.
“Acts of service are personally important to me and everyone who works at Triangle, it is a huge part of our culture,” said Donnie Shelton, owner of Triangle Pest Control and Triangle Lawn Care. “The core values at Triangle are Growth, Ownership, Respect, Integrity, Service and Excellence or GO RISE. We believe that the greatest thing that we can do is to serve our community and be there when they need us the most.”
Director of Marketing, Triangle Pest Control
Triangle Cares Program
How are projects chosen?
The monthly projects are chosen by the entire team. A survey was sent at the end of last year and we really listened to what our team members are passionate about. Based on that survey, we worked to make sure we could participate in as many of their projects as possible throughout this year. We have a group of people with diverse interests and passions, and it is important to listen to all their ideas.
How are team members chosen?
Team members are actually not chosen at all! Our team members, and sometimes their families, choose to participate in this completely voluntary program for the greater good.
Now that the Triangle Cares program has launched, do you have any advice for other pest control companies that would like to launch something similar?
Definitely: If you are going to start a community outreach program like this, make sure you have someone who is dedicated to it specifically. To fully commit to a community project, you need someone who has eyes on it at all times and loves this work. Also, it was beneficial that the program idea started with Donnie and came from the top because if you don’t have buy-in on a new program from everyone, you cannot truly excel at it. Remember, community work is not always easy, but it is always worth it.
What has Triangle Cares done so far, and what’s in the pipeline?
Our first Triangle Cares event took place in January, when our team packed 130 lunches for the Raleigh Rescue Mission, a non-profit organization supporting those experiencing homelessness. For February, our volunteers will work at the Wake County Animal Shelter and support the local adoptions of cats, dogs and small pets. For March, Triangle will host a blood drive with the American Red Cross in the parking lot of our new office, located at 3501 US-64, Apex, N.C., from noon to 5 p.m. It will take place March 22, and we invite any Pest Management Professional readers who are in the area and are able to donate, to please stop by and join us.
What was the impetus behind Triangle Cares?
The program came about because our owner, Donnie Shelton, is so passionate about the local community and showing them that we care. Our core values are Growth, Ownership, Respect, Integrity, Service and Excellence (GO RISE), and we show that in everything we do. This was a natural extension of showing that to not only our customers and employees, but to our community.