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Bird-B-Gone’s Donoho Builds Children’s Refuge in Sierra Leone

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

From Pest Control Technology Magazine:

MISSION VIEJO, CALIF. — When Bruce Donoho, owner of Bird-B-Gone, traveled to Sierra Leone in 2010 to meet Alfred, an orphan he and his wife Julie had sponsored, he had no idea of the lasting impact it would have.

What has unfolded for Donoho and Bird-B-Gone since then has affected numerous lives both at home and in the West African nations he visited.

Donoho recently returned from his second trip to Liberia and Sierra Leone, where he completed one major philanthropic project, building a children’s dormitory, and set plans in motion for others. The impoverished nations continue to suffer from the devastating effects of extended rebel wars that destroyed much of their infrastructures and left many children orphaned. With unemployment rates topping 80 percent, most families live in poverty and malnutrition is common.

The Donohos first heard about Alfred through Children of the Nations International (COTN), a charitable organization pledging medical aid, safety, nutrition and education to the children of these and other nations in need. After sponsoring the child for three years, the Donohos wanted to meet Alfred and check out the credentials of the organization they’d backed. (more…)

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PCT Magazine Interviews Bird-B-Gone Owner, Bruce Donoho, About Recent Trip to Africa

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

Headline news  From PCT – Pest Control Technology:

Q&A: Bruce Donoho Discusses Efforts to Build Orphanages in West Africa

8/4/2010

Donoho, owner of Bird-B-Gone, recently returned from a trip to West Africa in which he and representatives of Children o the Nation laid the groundwork for construction of an orphanage in Liberia. PCT interviewed Donoho about this experience.


Bruce Donoho at the Liberian Children’s Village and Orphanage.
Safia, an orphan girl living at a shelter that was due to close. Unfortunately, there are many orphans in Sierra Leone and Liberia, countries that have been ravaged by war.

Editor’s note: Bruce Donoho, owner of Bird-B-Gone, recently returned from a trip to West Africa in which he and representatives of Children o the Nation laid the groundwork for construction of an orphanage in Liberia. PCT interviewed Donoho about this experience.

PCT: Did your recent trip to Liberia meet your expectations?
Bruce Donoho: I approached my journey to Banta Mokelleh/ Sierra Leone as a chance to gain “hands on” and “in person” knowledge of the organization Children of the Nations (C.O.T.N.). My wife has been sponsoring a child at the C.O.T.N. children’s village for three years. His name is Alfred, and his picture hangs in our home. I wanted to meet Alfred and validate the integrity of C.O.T.N. Additionally, Chris Clark, founder of C.O.T.N., and I traveled to the neighboring country of Liberia to evaluate the need of opening up an orphanage/C.O.T.N. facility there. Children of the Nations is for real! They are saving the lives of thousands of children by offering medical aid, nutrition, safety and education.These children are being transformed into future leaders and productive members of the future Sierra Leone. I have never seen an organization more steeped in integrity than C.O.T.N. I met our sponsored child, Alfred. His father was killed in the war, and his mother left him in November. He is being raised in a village 5 miles from the C.O.T.N. facility. He walks 10 miles per day through the jungle to school. One day I joined him on his journey home to visit his village and his family. It was quite a hike — fulfilling and affirming in many ways. We traveled to the neighboring country of Liberia where the effects of a long and savage civil war are still evident. Much of the infrastructure of the country was destroyed, and as in Sierra Leone, the unemployment rate is over 80%. There is a great need in Liberia for what C.O.T.N. has to offer.

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Pest Control Technology Magazine Interviews Bird-B-Gone Owner Bruce Donoho

Monday, May 17th, 2010

“Industry Professional Donoho Traveling to Africa to Build Children’s Orphanage”

Bird-B-Gone is embarking on a new endeavor, Bird-B-Gone Gives Back. It’s the longtime dream of owner,  Bruce Donoho,  to build an orphanage in Liberia, and the ball has started rolling. Pest Control Magazine caught wind of Bruce’s new mission and called him for an interview about his trip to Africa:

“MISSION VIEJO, Calif. – The pest management industry has a long history of service to others. Whether through community outreach efforts in thousands of cities and towns throughout the United States or global initiatives designed to fight malaria and other insect-borne diseases in third-world countries, the industry is known for its big heart.

Earlier this month, for instance, a delegation from NPMA traveled to Haiti on a two-day mission to provide professional pest management services to that beleaguered nation, which suffered a devastating earthquake in January that resulted in more than 230,000 deaths and 300,000 injuries.”

On Monday, another example of the industry’s generosity will be on display when Bruce Donoho, owner of Bird-B-Gone, travels to West Africa with representatives of Children of the Nation® to lay the groundwork for construction of an orphanage in Liberia. PCT magazine recently had an opportunity to interview Donoho about his upcoming trip.”

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