Tyler TX - Green Bug is partnering with area agencies and businesses in an effort to combat West Nile Virus in the East Texas. The company is collecting mosquito repellant to distribute through PATH, Andrews Center and the Bethesda Health Clinic to those living on limited incomes, free of charge.
Collections of repellant are being held at area Kidd Jones stores in addition to the agencies listed above. Green Bug will be holding the drive from September 10 through September 21.
The repellant collected at the Kidd Jones locations will be given to the distributing agencies for their clients.
"We want to provide an additional layer of protection for families who are less fortunate and thus may be less protected," said Gino Springer, owner of Green Bug. In addition, the Green Bug company has donated over 120 mosquito treatments in efforts to help needy families control the mosquito populations around their homes.
"This mosquito repellant drive is just another portion of the outreach we feel like is a true need in this area," Springer added. "I want to thank Kidd Jones, PATH, the Andrews Center and Bethesda Clinic for helping with these efforts. Pulling together like this can certainly help save lives when we can keep the mosquitoes away."
The following is a list of locations accepting donations of OFF products or similar mosquito repellants.
124400 HWY 31 WEST, TYLER, TX 75709
12540 SH 155 S, TYLER, TX 75703
6210 S. BROADWAY, TYLER, TX 75703
2200 ESE LOOP 323, TYLER, TX 75701
16669 FM 2493, TYLER, TX 75703
PATH, 402 W. FRONT STREET, TYLER TX 75702
BETHESDA HEALTH CLINIC, 409 W FERGUSON ST., TYLER TX, 75702
Gino Springer, Green Bug, 903-484-4024
Gregg Kidd, Kidd Jones, 903-849-6565
Becky Duncan, PATH, 903-617-2820
Diana Thompson, Bethesda Health Clinic, 903-596-8353
Gina Crone, Andrews Center, 903-597-5067
All collection sites will be posted on Green Bug's Facebook page and website