Press Release

Program Seeks to collect 5,000 coats for Homeless Veterans and others in need ahead of the winter.

CANTON, GA – October 17, 2022 –  The Cherokee County Homeless Veterans Program, along with American Legion Auxiliary Unit 45, is pleased to announce a partnership with Arrow Exterminators and the Georgia Pest Vets (3/16 Veteran Support Group) to collect and distribute 5,000 coats to homeless and low-income Veterans as well as others in need ahead of this winter’s cold weather. Last year we collected and distributed nearly 3,500 coats on December 7, 2021 to various homeless and Veteran organizations in North Georgia to include the VA homeless program, Cherokee County Homeless Veterans Program and several other Veteran-focused organizations, noted Xavier Cugnon of Arrow Exterminators and head of the Georgia Pest Vets organization.

This year with the prospect of inflation and rising fuel costs the need to support homeless Veterans and other homeless who may not be Veterans is top of our minds ahead of the coming cold months, added Jim Lindenmayer, Director of Cherokee County Homeless Veterans program. This will be our eighth year of conducting a coat drive and we would not be able to achieve our goals if it were not for our partnership with Arrow Exterminators, their local offices who help collect that many donated coats, and those in the community who donate much-needed coats to programs like ours. If you have gently-used or new coats that you have no longer a need for, please drop them off at the nearest Arrow Exterminator office in your neighborhood.

About Arrow Exterminators

Our founder, Starkey Thomas, started Arrow Exterminators in 1964, and it remains a family-owned business today. With 166 service centers operating in twelve states, we are the second largest family-owned pest and termite control company in the United States. Arrow Exterminators has always been about providing superior, quality pest control and termite protection services to our customers in the most environmentally responsible manner. We strive to continually improve our professional standards, knowledge, and efficiency to assure our customers’ 100 percent satisfaction.

About the American Legion

The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is the nation’s largest wartime Veterans service organization, committed to mentoring youth and sponsorship of wholesome programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow service members and veterans.

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