Zika is stirring up controversy yet again as protesters in Miami are calling for officials to stop aerial spraying of a controversial chemical called Naled.
Those protesting do not believe government assurances that the pesticide will not be harmful to humans. Florida Governor Rick Scott is mandating the spraying of Naled on the beach, stepping up previous spraying measures in the area.
We understand the public outcry against the spraying, and we also understand Governor Rick Scott wanting to protect the people in the area. It’s times like these when you have to be your own best advocate and do what you can to protect yourself from this terrible virus, particularly if you are pregnant.
One of the best approaches is preventing mosquito bites all together. It would be wise to follow these measures even if you live in an area that doesn’t have active Zika, as we don’t know how quickly it will spread.
Additionally, we offer a new, cutting-edge mosquito program that is an incredible solution to Zika! Our exclusive new Mosquito Protection Program™ is an innovative way to keep mosquitoes from biting you and give you the peace of mind and toxic-free protection you’re looking for.
In our solution, we safely eliminate mosquito bites by turning biting mosquitoes back into the pollinators they were designed to be. Yes, mosquitoes are actually pollinators. We do this by creating “No-Bite Zones” in your yard with our incredible GardenPaqs.
We here at Good News Pest Solutions are on a mission: to share the good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ and to do good through our actions of service to others.
And we found a fantastic way to take action this month through participating in the Sarasota Community Foundation’s 2016 Giving Challenge on September 20th and 21st from noon to noon!
The Giving Challenge is an incredible 24-hour online only giving event which supports more than 550 non-profit organizations serving the Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte and DeSoto county areas. Since 2012, more than $15 million has been raised…WOW!
What’s beautiful about all of this is that you can be confident your giving is truly making a difference because the Community Foundation of Sarasota County helps match donors to the right causes. Plus, there’s a level of accountability and transparency with those who receive your donations that allows you to have peace of mind that your money is being used wisely. Learn more about this process here.
Now, you know with our fearless leader, Dean Burnside, at the helm, he was going to put a twist into this challenge. This twist comes in the form of Good News Pest Solutions and Cool Today joining forces with Goodwill Manasota and the Florida Center for Early Childhood to help raise awareness of the giving challenge and to raise money for these two outstanding non-profits.
Jaime DiDomenico, President of Cool Today, is challenging people to BE COOL and donate to Goodwill. Dean is challenging people to DO GOOD and donate to The Florida Center for Early Childhood. So, what we have here is a contest to see who can raise more money—this is something worth being competitive about! And, isn’t it better to DO GOOD, than to BE COOL?! (Hint, hint!)
But there’s MORE! Dean and Jaime are also matching donations to both organizations collectively up to $10,000, to encourage people to BE COOL, DO GOOD and BE THE ONE. And, to make it even more fun, more than 30 businesses in town are taking the challenge with a ‘cool-o-meter’ and a ‘good-o-meter’ to show that they are THE ONE. Participants will be showing their coolness with a dance-off to the song “You’re the One That I Want,” from the musical Grease, and their collective donations will show how “good” they are. We told you there was a fun twist to all of this!
Dean is a family man and lives it with all his heart, so it was easy for him to support and get behind the Florida Center for Early Childhood’s mission: Building strong families … one child at a time. Simple, but powerful!
They also back that mission up with this vision: To envision a time when every child will be loved, nourished, and encouraged to reach their full potential.
The Florida Center for Early Childhood believes that by providing prevention and early intervention services to young children and their families at risk for academic, social, and economic failure, the children will be able to rise to their full potential and the parents will have the skills to help them do that!
So, who’s ready to give and support this wonderful organization? Each of us really has the potential to make a lasting impact; you can be the one to make a difference! So, join us on September 20th and 21st and GIVE!