READING, PENN.—Ambius colleagues from the United States and Canada took to their communities over the past few weeks to give back to the frontline workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Deemed Hometown Heroes, the frontline workers included healthcare professionals, senior care facility workers and first responders.
More than 108 teams and districts participated in the Hometown Heroes program, choosing organizations in their own communities to say thank you. The teams developed care packages, some of which included lunch for staff, care packages and homemade cards from colleagues’ children.
“We have seen extraordinary examples of bravery and sacrifice from healthcare and first responders on the frontline of this pandemic,” said John Myers, Rentokil President and CEO, the parent company of Ambius. “Our colleagues have expressed the desire to support our local communities, and it’s our responsibility to give back. I’m proud of our colleagues’ commitment to their communities and enhancing the lives of those who are giving so much during this time.”
More Than 8,000 Positively Impacted
The teams impacted more than 8,100 people on the frontlines across the country. The Boston-area team set up a station at Boston Medical Center to give out more than 600 plants to healthcare professionals. The team also purchased items on the wishlist of Healthcare for the Homeless to make sure the organization was prepared for the summer rush. Another team chose the Jackson Ridge Rehabilitation Center in Fulton, Ohio, to provide plants and care packages for the staff members working to keep their senior residents healthy.
Mike Knisely, District Manager at Ambius, led his team in Knoxville, Tenn., to give back in their community to the staff at a senior care facility. The team provided ponytail palms and food for the staff as a thank you for their hard work and effort during this pandemic.
“The Hometown Heroes program was gratifying and fun to be part of,” said Knisely. “We chose Autumn Care in Knoxville, Tennessee as our Hometown Heroes. The organization is a senior living community that specializes in memory care, such as Alzheimer’s and Dementia. They provide an amazing service to our community, and we’ve witnessed firsthand how patient and sincere the staff members are with their residents. It’s an honor to be able to give back and serve them, and I’m extremely proud of our team for the job they did.”