WASHINGTON, D.C. — As a part of its Capitol Cares initiative, Capitol Pest, Bethesda, Md., lately donated greater than $14,000 in companies and financial items to charitable organizations supporting these affected by COVID-19.
Since April, the corporate donated greater than $10,000 value of free disinfecting companies to Covenant Home’s 5 Washington, D.C., areas. Covenant House is an company that provides shelter, meals, courses, counseling, healthcare and extra to abused, homeless and trafficked youth.
“We launched our Capitol Cares initiative in early April with a mission to search out worthy causes that want our assist; whether or not it’s worker time to volunteer, a financial donation, a service donation or some other qualifying means that we can assist a worthy trigger,” mentioned Brian Schoonmaker, president of Capitol Pest.
The corporate additionally lately donated $4,000 to St. Vincent de Paul Society, which is presently offering meals and fundamental wants — resembling bathroom paper, cleaning soap, shampoo and extra — to households which have misplaced their revenue because of COVID-19. The donation supported greater than 100 households, 9 of which Schoonmaker and his spouse personally delivered meals and provides. Capitol Pest plans to donate one other $4,000 to the church subsequent month.
“As our firm grows, so does our accountability for giving again,” Schoonmaker mentioned. “We’re blessed to be in a necessary trade and other people can use our assist now greater than ever.”
Capitol Pest based its Capitol Pest Cares Program in 1936 with the objective of serving to these in its group which can be much less lucky. This system’s committee is presently working to determine one trigger that they will donate cash, companies or time to every month, in keeping with the corporate’s website.
“On behalf of the 706,000 residents in Washington, D.C., I thank Capitol Pest for his or her legacy of service,” Mayor Muriel Bowser wrote in a letter of appreciation to Capitol Pest.
Schoonmaker added, “All of us must do our half to contribute to society and prop up our fellow man. It’s the proper factor to do.”