Columbia, SC – Terminix Service, Inc. recently partnered with Make-A-Wish® Central and Western North Carolina to build a playground for five year-old girl with AML type leukemia.
Terminix’s regional manager, Russell Barnes, first heard about Wish child Jordan of Fairview, North Carolina when a local restaurant was selling tickets to benefit her. Jordan’s story touched Barnes’ heart, and he contacted Make-A-Wish® Central and Western North Carolina to see how Terminix could help make her wish come true. Barnes called upon the assistance of co-workers, friends, family and vendors to help grant the wish on the weekend of August 23-25.
Other local companies that assisted Terminix during the building project included Calloway Construction, which donated the use of a backhoe; Leonard’s Truck Covers, which donated the fort; Lowe’s on Tunnel Road, which provided the rubber mulch; Univar, which bought the table, chairs and umbrella set for the patio; and Eddie’s Dog House, which provided lunch for the volunteers on Saturday. More than thirty volunteers donated more than 340 hours of labor to help the project throughout the weekend.
Barnes said, “We are so appreciative of everyone who came out to help us make Jordan’s wish come true. You can’t put a value on kind-hearted people. Jordan has inspired all of us, and we hope that our efforts enable her and her family to build many happy memories together.”
“Terminix Service did an awesome job helping with Jordan’s wish,” said Summer Lee with Make-A-Wish Central and Western North Carolina. “Their support makes a huge impact in our community not only for the Wish family but for all those who were involved in granting the wish.”
With annual revenue in excess of $100 million, the family owned and operated Terminix Service, Inc. is the largest franchise of the Terminix International franchise system and the ninth largest pest control company in the nation. Terminix Service, Inc. operates in South Carolina, western North Carolina and the Central Savannah River Area of Georgia. Visit www.TrustTerminix.com or call 1-800-TERMINIX.
Make-A-Wish® grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. It is the largest wish-granting charity in the world, with 62 chapters in the United States and its territories and 27 international affiliates on five continents.
Make-A-Wish® Central and Western North Carolina serves 51 counties in North Carolina from Burlington (Alamance County) to the west. The organization has granted more than 3,000 wishes since its inception in 1985 and has never turned down a wish for an eligible child. For more information, please visit www.ncwish.org or call 1-877-677-WISH.