RICHMOND, Va. --(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Mosquito Squad, the country's leading backyard mosquito control service, is launching a campaign to raise $30,000 in 30 days to fight malaria. Malaria is a mosquito-transmitted disease that was conquered in the U.S. in 1951, but still kills 2,200 children every day in Africa.
The campaign will run the entire month of November. Donations can be made at www.30000in30Days.com or by texting SWAT to 85944 which will initiate a $10 donation to be billed to the caller through his cell phone service provider (messaging and data rates may apply). Full details can be found at the website.
According to Chris Grandpre, Chief Executive Officer of Outdoor Living Brands, parent company of Mosquito Squad, "As mosquito control experts, we know that eliminating malaria deaths in Africa by 2015 is an attainable goal. Malaria is history's deadliest disease, but it is successfully controlled in wealthy nations around the globe.
"The cost of controlling malaria is beyond the reach of millions of impoverished Africans. But, it's a comparatively small cost to middle-class Americans. A donation of just $10, the cost of a treated mosquito net, can protect two children from malaria. That's $10 to save two lives. I don't know where you're going to find an investment with a better return than that.
"All money raised by Mosquito Squad mosquito control will go directly to Malaria No More, a nonprofit organization we believe has the commitment and workable plan to end malaria's stranglehold on Africa by 2015. Individuals can follow our campaign on Facebook at 'Swat Malaria with Mosquito Squad.'"
Mosquito Squad is a company offering Americans backyard mosquito control via fogging services or installation of automatic misting systems. Mosquito Squad is a division of Outdoor Living Brands, a company dedicated to helping people everywhere spend more quality time in their yards.
Outdoor Living Brands (OLB) is the world's first and only multi-concept franchise company focused on products and services for outdoor lifestyles. Currently the franchisor company operates over 150 locations for Archadeck, America's leading deck and porch building franchise; Outdoor Lighting Perspectives, America's leading outdoor lighting franchise and Mosquito Squad, America's leading mosquito and tick exterminator franchise. OLB prides itself on offering successful business models, intensive training, personalized support, unmatched marketing materials, quality products and more, all with only a moderate initial investment. Additional information can be viewed at www.outdoorlivingbrands.com.