Waste Management Donates $50,000 to Support Disaster Recovery
Funds to support the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund, aiding victims of natural disasters
HOUSTON – June 5, 2013 - Waste Management has announced a $50,000 contribution to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund to support its efforts in response to the recent tornadoes in Oklahoma and Texas, and to serve as aid for any future recoveries. Following the most recent storms, Waste Management was among the first on the ground to aid in the recovery.
“These tragic events have impacted thousands of people – many who are Waste Management customers, community partners and several of our own employees,” stated Lisa Doughty, community relations manager for Waste Management’s Texas and Oklahoma region. “Our Employee Assistance Fund provides support for employees and their families during times of disaster, but often other resources are needed and the American Red Cross has always been instrumental in coming through during times of crisis.”
Working closely with the American Red Cross, the company delivered waste collection bins to Red Cross base camps to assist with the cleanup. Collection drivers were also dispatched from outside the area to provide additional manpower. The company knows that their donation to the American Red Cross will help many rebuild and restore their lives after such tragic events, Doughty said.
In addition, Waste Management associates are continuing to collect vital materials that have been requested by local charities to support storm victims and are also volunteering their time and energy to restore some of the hardest hit areas, including elementary schools in Moore and Oklahoma City.
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Waste Management, Inc., based in Houston, Texas, is the leading provider of comprehensive waste management services in North America. Through its subsidiaries, the company provides collection, transfer, recycling and resource recovery, and disposal services. It is the largest recycler in North America and a leading developer, operator and owner of waste-to-energy and landfill gas-to-energy facilities in the United States. The company’s customers include residential, commercial, industrial, and municipal customers throughout North America. To learn more information about Waste Management visit www.wm.com or www.thinkgreen.com.