Posted by Fred Speer on Mon, Aug 16, 2010 @ 01:54 PM
Clark Pest Control holds free “Photo Booth Fundraiser” during Best in the West Rib Cook-Off
LODI, Calif. (August 18, 2010) – Clark Pest Control is returning to the Best in the West Rib Cook-Off, but this year, they are asking area residents to help them raise awareness and money for an important cause – the hospitals in Haiti that were devastated by the earthquake and are now suffering from uncontrolled pest infestations.
By simply showing up and taking your picture in the free “Photo Booth Fundraiser,” you can help raise money for these medical facilities in Haiti. A professional photo booth – the kind where you walk in, pose and take away the fun photo strip – will be set up at the event. For every person that takes their picture in the booth between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Saturday, September 4th and Sunday, September 5th, Clark Pest Control will donate $5 to the Pest Management Pledge campaign.
The free Photo Booth Fundraiser will be at the Clark Pest Control Booth at Victorian Square (near the Kid’s Area) in Sparks, Nevada throughout the Best in the West Rib Cook-Off.
Earlier this year, the Haitian government called upon the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) and a select group of industry executives – including Terry Clark, vice president of Clark Pest Control – to assist the country in dealing with pest and rodent control problems caused by the January 12th earthquake. While the country is still dealing with widespread damage to its infrastructure and health and safety issues for its people, there are other major concerns that are not often discussed – like bugs. And yet, these issues are very severe, especially in the hospitals in Port au Prince.
The pest control industry – including Clark Pest Control – has made a pledge to raise money for maintenance to these medical facilities, the purchase of products to prevent pest infestations, training of Haitian workers, and a campaign to educate Haitians on how to minimize the threats of pests and the diseases they carry. The conditions in the hospitals are deplorable and we need your help to make it better. (More details about this campaign and Clark Pest Control’s involvement in the campaign are available upon request or at http://www.npmapestworld.org/Haiti.htm.)
In addition to the Photo Booth Fundraiser, Clark Pest Control’s mascot Timmy the Termite will be wandering around the event to interact with consumers and give away bug candy, and the company will also be giving away other prizes throughout the weekend.
Media Contact: Carrie Hagen – 916-505-2788, firstname.lastname@example.org
Nicole Keefe – 650-743-8009 (will be on-site during the event)