WM driver featured in Fortune and People magazines for community work

GAITHERSBURG, Md. Arnold Harvey, a commercial driver, was featured in the June 4 websites of both Fortune and People magazines. The article, entitled “Heroes of the 500,” showcased a handful of frontline employees who work for Fortune 500 companies and also make a big impact on their communities.

Harvey was selected among many nominees for creating God’s Connection Transition, an organization that collects food and clothing and distributes them to people in need. Today, Harvey’s nonprofit provides donated food to 5,000 families a month from a rented warehouse in Gaithersburg. People from churches and food pantries visit the warehouse and gather groceries and supplies for hundreds of families at a time. Harvey also holds annual toy and bike collection drives for kids.

According to the People article, “his boss, senior district manager Frank Lauria, says he inspires co-workers to pitch in. ‘[Harvey] comes and does a full day of work here and then does a full day of work out there,’ Lauria says.”

“He is truly an angel of hope and I have enjoyed working with him for most of my years with WM. He brings a smile to my face every day when he comes to my site to empty his truck,” said Cyndi Williams, operations specialist in Jessup, Md.

PHOTO: Twenty-four-year Driver Arnold Harvey from Gaithersburg, Md., is one of more than 50 employees of Fortune 500 companies being honored as part of Fortune’s Heroes of the 500.