A Local Girl Scout Troop has chosen American Disposal Services employees as recipients of the”Hometown Heroes” Program
For today’s blog, we would like to share something very touching and close to all our hearts here at American-the appreciation that was recently shown to our hardworking employees by a group of 2nd grade Girl Scouts.
Honored to be so Appreciated
Recently, a local Girl Scout troop from Arlington Virginia contacted us and let us know that they had selected American Disposal Services’ trash and recycling workers as the recipients of the Hometown Heroes program and wanted to donate cookies to all of the “trash men” servicing their hometown of Arlington.
The Hometown Heroes program allows the girls to give back to their community after their cookie season. Customers who do not want to buy cookies for themselves may purchase cookies to give to others while supporting the Girl Scouts.
Collectively, the girls decided that the best recipients for this honor were the guys who pick up their trash and recycling each day.
When the news spread to our employees, everyone was moved. American’s Operations Manager, John Kay had this to say:
It means so much to us that we were chosen for this. Of all the local heroes that serve the community-the fact that these girls understood and appreciated how important and taxing a job our guys have; It’s really touching.
American Disposal invited the troop of second graders to visit the American Recycling Center for a tour and also to meet American’s operations manager as well as one of the drivers, in person. The girls came bearing dozens of cookies, each tied with a bow and thank you note. They had also painted their own artistic renditions of why the job of a trash and recycling man was so important, and to thank our employees for all that they do.
When they arrived at the American Recycling Center, the girls were also able to meet and hand-deliver the cookies, and all the art they had made to one of our drivers.
When the girls were asked why they felt that the trash and recycling workers deserved to be chosen as the Hometown Heroes they said:
“Because they work really hard, and no one tells them thank you or usually appreciates what they do”. They then added “and because they keep our environment clean and safe.”
The cookies have been distributed to the appreciative drivers and helpers, and as for the art? John Kay said, “We have all the artwork they did up on the bulletin boards so we can all see it when the drivers and helpers come in after a long day out there.”