Heard on the Curb—Archive March

[av_one_full first min_height='av-equal-height-column' vertical_alignment='av-align-top' space='' margin='0px' margin_sync='true' padding='0px' padding_sync='true' border='' border_color='' radius='0px' radius_sync='true' background_color='' src='' attachment='' attachment_size='' background_position='top left' background_repeat='no-repeat' animation='' mobile_breaking='' mobile_display=''] [av_image src='https://bluenationonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Heard_header-1030x103.jpg' attachment='742' attachment_size='large' align='left' styling='no-styling' hover='' link='' target='' caption='' font_size='' appearance='' overlay_opacity='0.4' overlay_color='#000000' overlay_text_color='#ffffff' animation='no-animation' admin_preview_bg=''][/av_image] [/av_one_full] [av_hr class='custom' height='50' shadow='no-shadow' position='center' custom_border='av-border-thin' custom_width='1000px' custom_border_color='#d01947' custom_margin_top='10px' custom_margin_bottom='10px' icon_select='no' custom_icon_color='' icon='ue808' font='entypo-fontello' admin_preview_bg=''] [av_one_full first min_height='' vertical_alignment='' space='' custom_margin='' margin='0px' padding='0px' border='' border_color='' radius='0px' background_color='' src='' background_position='top left' background_repeat='no-repeat' animation='' mobile_breaking='' mobile_display=''] [av_heading tag='h3' padding='10' heading='Driver Returns Lost Wallet' color='' style='blockquote modern-quote' custom_font='' size='30' subheading_active='' subheading_size='15' custom_class='' admin_preview_bg='' av-desktop-hide='' av-medium-hide='' av-small-hide='' av-mini-hide='' av-medium-font-size-title='' av-small-font-size-title='' av-mini-font-size-title='' av-medium-font-size='' av-small-font-size='' av-mini-font-size=''][/av_heading] [av_textblock size='18' font_color='' color='' av-medium-font-size='' av-small-font-size='' av-mini-font-size='' admin_preview_bg=''] Commercial Driver Robert D. was driving his route in Fall River, Massachusetts, when he noticed a lost wallet. Robert turned it into Operations Manager Brian P. Dispatch Lead Jessica M. was able to jump in and help locate the owner of the wallet. After the wallet was returned, Jessica received the note below from the young woman who was beyond grateful for their efforts.
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“Hi, Jessica!

Thank you so much for returning my wallet to me! Everything is in place. Hope the good deeds that I’ve received get back to you and your colleagues.

I would really like to have Robert recognized for such a wonderful deed. It is not often that you would have someone honest enough to turn in a wallet and leave everything in place, including the money inside.”

[/av_textblock] [av_textblock size='18' font_color='' color='' av-medium-font-size='' av-small-font-size='' av-mini-font-size='' admin_preview_bg=''] If those kind words weren’t enough, the young woman also brought by pastries thanking Robert for his good deed.
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Nearby, Lynda spotted a home with the door open. After chatting with the woman inside, she learned it was the child’s house. The little girl had opened the door and gone outside without the mother realizing it.

Our drivers are the eyes and ears in the communities we service.  Kudos to Lynda for taking quick action and ensuring that the child made it home safely!
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“You have an amazing driver we call ‘Mr. Bennie’ and his crew who services the Willow Grove neighborhood. They have gone above and beyond in customer service for our family. Our almost 2-year old son Nicholas is obsessed with garbage trucks, and your team has been very kind to him since we recently re-located from Arizona this year.

Nicholas is at the front door on Mondays and Thursdays in his PJs eagerly awaiting for Mr. Bennie and the truck to drive by. Mr. Bennie regularly stops, waves and honks the horn for us. It’s so cute and our son gets so excited. Today, Mr. Bennie got out of his truck to give our son a special gift.

This kind of customer service and overall level of big-heartedness rarely exists in the world we live in today, and we just want to make sure it doesn’t go unmentioned. Thank you! We love Republic Services!”

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“I thought I would send this photo to you in celebration of HB trash collection. My granddaughter loves watching trash pick days. The trash collectors and those of you that coordinate our public works are some of the unsung heroes of our community. I hope you enjoy your day and know there are community members that appreciate what you do every day. Thank you.”

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“Dear Mr. Tucker,

I am writing to commend one of your drivers, Matthew H., for the kindness and generosity he displayed to my 21-month old grandson Casey.

Sometime mid- to late-January, I saw Matt in our neighborhood making his usual pickups. As he approached our house, I decided to video him picking up and dumping our green waste. My intent was to share the video with Casey. Casey loves garbage trucks and loves to watch them picking up and dumping the containers. Matt – somewhat curious about why I was taking the video of him – asked if everything was ok.  I told him about Casey, and he showed me some features on the truck. As he was leaving, he mentioned he would bring something for Casey when he came by in the following weeks.

During one of the weeks that followed, we were home and Casey was visiting us. We could hear Matt driving his truck in the neighborhood and waited outside for him. As Matt pulled up and picked up the container, Casey watched and was thrilled.

Matt motioned for us to come to the truck. As we did, he pulled out a brand new toy truck and presented it to Casey who was very excited with the gift. That truck is his new favorite toy.

Casey, my family and I will always remember the kindness and generosity displayed by Matt. He is a great ambassador for Republic Services and is very good at his job. Please thank him for us!”

[/av_textblock] [av_textblock size='' font_color='' color='' av-medium-font-size='' av-small-font-size='' av-mini-font-size='' admin_preview_bg=''] Sincerely,
H.A. Bennink, Customer
Fresno, California
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The award was presented to James at the Bullard Chamber of Commerce Banquet in front of many elected officials and local residents.

To learn more about James and the award, click here.
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Great job giving back to the local community, Anthony!
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