Hometown Heroes Program Thanks Essential Workers

Hometown Heroes - Solitude Lake Management
Hometown Heroes - Solitude Lake Management

Frontline workers, including healthcare professionals, emergency responders, and other essential employees, have served their communities selflessly during the coronavirus pandemic. To recognize their exceptional efforts in this time of need, SOLitude Lake Management has helped launch the Hometown Heroes program.

Through this new program, SOLitude’s team of freshwater management professionals delivered care packages to deserving healthcare, childcare, senior living, and military organizations in their local communities across Florida, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Delaware, Colorado and Arizona. Each package contained handwritten notes, entertainment and restaurant gift cards, snacks, branded gear and additional goodies. Team members also delivered catered meals to clients and valued partner organizations. In collaboration with SOLitude’s parent company, Rentokil, colleagues were able to impact more than 6,000 individuals throughout the nation.

“The success of these initiatives would not have been possible without the generous support and execution by our dedicated colleagues,” Director of Marketing & Communications Tracy Fleming said. “We are honored to bring much-needed positivity to the heroes protecting the health and safety of our local communities.”

In addition to Hometown Heroes deliveries, SOLitude’s colleagues have devised other unique ways to spread joy during this unprecedented time of social distancing. SOLitude’s Fort Myers, FL team recently used company vehicles to stage an ‘appreciation parade’ for a colleague’s family member who works in the ER. Aquatic Biologist Katelyn Behounek has used her extra time working at home to hand-paint greeting cards for nursing home residents and homebound individuals in her community of Northglenn, CO. Aquatic Biologist Ean Sims and his family coordinated a social distancing food drive in their neighborhood and donated their collections to the Gladiolus Food Pantry in Fort Myers, FL.

The Hometown Heroes program and these recent colleague volunteering efforts are backed by The SOLution, a company-wide program that encourages all colleagues to strive to ‘create a better world’ through volunteerism, community outreach, sustainability and environmental consciousness. SOLitude’s leadership team feels it is important to not only be good stewards of the environment but also to fulfill company core values to ‘take action and be accountable’ and to ‘protect and respect nature.’

The Hometown Heroes program is just one of many spearheaded by SOLitude Lake Management throughout the year. Additional initiatives include Little GOBBLERs, HOLiday Cheer, Love Your Lake and Heart & SOL Day.

SOLitude Lake Management is a nationwide environmental firm committed to providing sustainable solutions that improve water quality, enhance beauty, preserve natural resources and reduce our environmental footprint. SOLitude’s team of aquatic resource management professionals specializes in the development and execution of customized lake, stormwater pond, wetland and fisheries management programs that include water quality testing and restoration, nutrient remediation, algae and aquatic weed control, installation and maintenance of fountains and aeration systems, bathymetry, shoreline erosion restoration, mechanical harvesting and hydro-raking, lake vegetation studies, biological assessments, habitat evaluations, and invasive species management. Services and educational resources are available to clients nationwide, including homeowners associations, multi-family and apartment communities, golf courses, commercial developments, ranches, private landowners, reservoirs, recreational and public lakes, municipalities, drinking water authorities, parks, and state and federal agencies. 

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