Waste Industries donates to Peacemakers
From Contributed Reports
Friday, May 25, 2018
Waste Industries provided support to Peacemakers of Rocky Mount by donating $7,500 through the Education & Scholarships charity class of the Full Circle Project.
The project is Waste Industries’ customer-driven charity effort created to help strengthen high impact local community charities.
Peacemakers, originally identified as an Full Circle Project candidate by Waste Industries General Manager Crystal Slone and Senior Field Manager Thomas Winstead, is a community development organization that provides a full range of educational support services to at-risk children and youth. Additionally, the organization supports parents and other adults with job readiness education and job placement.
“We are proud to be able to help strengthen the Rocky Mount community through our support of Peacemakers,” Slone said. “These people are my neighbors, and it means a lot for me personally to be able to help drive positive change in a community in which I live and work.”
Since the Full Circle Project’s creation just over three years ago, Waste Industries has donated over $1 million to local, high impact charities across its footprint. In addition to monetary donations, the company has shared in thousands of hours of community service donations by volunteering for events with the vast majority of its community partners.
“Our goal is to give more than just money,” Winstead said. “These communities are our home, and we care a lot about the impact we have here. We try to identify charities that we can participate in, volunteer time, and actively help shape the community rather than just throw money at it. We want to help, and we believe that we can make a massive difference to the community with Peacemakers.”
The Full Circle Project is a customer-driven charity campaign in which customers have the option of eight charity classes to choose from, directing the company on how to donate its funds throughout the course of the year. Each vote for each charity class accounts for a percentage of a master fund of annual donations, and each local branch gets to submit requests for donations to registered 501(c)3 organizations that have a high local impact with significant usage of funds in program expenses. This service is free to Waste Industries customers.
Waste Industries is a regional provider of non-hazardous solid waste collection, transfer, recycling and disposal services founded in 1970. The company perates in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Virginia, Maryland and Delaware and employees roughly 2,500 people across the East Coast.