As the REST Initiative spreads across the nation, Colorado Pest Control Association joined the driving force that’s bringing comfort and relief for those who are orphaned, abused, and at-risk.
During the 2019 CPCA Conference, members donated boxer briefs, Starbucks gift cards and wrote notes of encouragement to be distributed to the youth who reside at Urban Peak Youth Center, a homeless shelter for ages 15-24.
On the last day of the conference, volunteers from Sprague Pest Control headed to the Denver location and rolled up their sleeves to prepare a delicious meal for over 30 residents who end their day with dinner at the shelter. Upon arrival, colored pencils and markers were scattered across the table to engage the youth and help explore their creative side. Artwork, manicures and Jenga were some of the favorite activities of the evening.
P.E.S.T. (P.E.S.T or Professionals, Empowering, Sustaining, and Transforming Relief Responders) donated 68 mattress protectors to provide clean bedding and bedbug protection, while Sprague Pest Solutions continues to service Urban Peak’s transitional housing. These units serve as a stepping stone in helping young adults to get back on their feet.
As always, this visit not only encouraged the residents and staff, but also touched all of the volunteers who attended. “Thank you for allowing our team to help serve the youth at Urban Peak! We are incredibly grateful for your generous donation and commitment to helping make our urban environments a better place to live,” said Kolbin Bertilison, Sprague Pest Solutions
Special thanks to the volunteers and donors who helped make this possible:
Kevin Lemasters - EnviroPest
Kolbin Bertilison - Sprague Pest Solutions
Alberto Quinonez - Sprague Pest Solutions
James Mullen - Sprague Pest Solutions
Jon Martin - Sprague Pest Solutions
Jeff Hancock - Mattress Safe, Inc.
CPCA Conference Attendees