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FMC, Univar and 65 PMPs Team Up to Help the Homeless

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The group collected and distributed 57 "provision packs" and more than 80 meals to four homeless "camps" in the Columbus, Ohio area.

| March 5, 2014

Arnold Ramsey, Midwest Market Specialist with FMC Corp., and Brad Koehler, Technical Sales Specialist with Univar, Inc., collect provisions and cash for homeless outreach in the Columbus area. The drive helped provide coats, clothes, toiletries and food to four homeless "camps" during a frigid cold spell in December 2013.

PHILADELPHIA  – In December 2013, temperatures in Ohio dipped painfully low and then remained in the single digits for weeks. To help protect the area's most vulnerable residents — the homeless — FMC Corporation and Univar teamed up with more than 65 local pest management professionals to make a difference. The group collected and distributed 57 "provision packs" and more than 80 meals to four homeless "camps" in the Columbus area.    

Leading the charge were Kevin Behrens, a regional sales manager for Univar, who organized the endeavor and collected the items during the company's annual holiday event, and Arnold Ramsey, Midwest Market Specialist for FMC, who distributed the packs on Dec. 28, along with his wife, Sonya, and other volunteers. Providing the provisions as well as cash for food were more than 65 pest management professionals based in Ohio. Their contributions of toiletries, socks, hats, scarves, gloves, hooded sweatshirts and coats created the "provision packs" and their monetary contributions provided 80 meals of turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, stuffing, vegetables, ambrosia and dessert.

"The pest control industry is incredibly giving," said Ramsey. "They are always willing to open their hearts, open their wallets, roll up their sleeves, and get involved when there is a need." 

Read more about the effort and find out how you can get involved at: http://www.fmcpestwire.com/2014/03/the-pest-management-industry-teams-up-to-help-the-homeless/
 

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