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Helping Flood Victims in Eastern Kentucky

When their neighbors in East Kentucky were in need, employees on the Southern West Virginia team jumped in to help. When brainstorming what they wanted to do for the people impacted by the recent flooding that hit on July 27, their priority was providing much needed items, such as food, water, cleaning supplies, pillows, blankets, etc. But, they also filled their shopping cart with toys for children of all ages and stuffed animals for comforting small kids.

The dream team that made this happen include Ops Manager Jeremy B., Ops Supervisor Jared M. and Environmental Manager Jason S. Together, they visited flood impacted areas in Kentucky, including Garrett, Wayland and Topmost, last week to deliver their donations. “It was an amazing day in many ways, and it felt great to help out. It was also a very humbling experience and puts our own version of a ‘bad day’ into perspective. We saw and spoke to a bunch of exhausted volunteers and displaced residents who are now scrambling to get their lives back in order, while living in temporary shelters,” Jeremy said.

The team returned to flood impacted areas in Hindman and Leburn this week to volunteer and help distribute the donated items to residents in need.

“We appreciate the leadership that Jeremy, Jason and Jared displayed by going to Eastern Kentucky and showing their support – outstanding community engagement and leadership!” said Alan H., Area Director Ops Support.

Employee Relief Fund

The Republic Services Employee Relief Fund is a nonprofit 501(c)3 charitable organization that was established in 2005 to assist our employees in their time of need. The mission of the Republic Services Employee Relief program is to provide aid to Republic Services employees who have been affected by a natural disaster (such as a storm, hurricane, wildfire or earthquake) or house fire. If you would like to support your colleagues by contributing to the Employee Relief Fund, you can do so through the Employee Giving Program. To make a contribution, click here.