During the pandemic, we’ve shared countless stories of Republic employees who are helping people in need within their communities – from donating homemade masks to health care workers to providing meals for local children and veterans.
In the San Francisco Bay Area, Recycling Coordinator Vanessa N. is helping the elderly and those who are immunocompromised by delivering medicine and bags of groceries through a volunteer program called Project COVID19-LOVE Peninsula.
“When Project COVID19-LOVE Peninsula first started, Vanessa immediately felt called to volunteer as a driver in the effort to do something impactful in the crisis. Since then, she has completed multiple trips to provide medicine and groceries to families and elderly in need. In the most recent instance, she delivered bags of groceries to an elderly neighbor who has a heart condition that increases his risk if exposed to the virus,” said Monica D., Municipal Relationship Manager. “Though the deliveries are contactless to keep physical distance, the warmth from a simple act of caring and kindness is felt through other means – like a ‘Thank You’ note attached to the door.”
Thank you to all of you who are performing acts of kindness and keeping your neighborhood strong. Keep sharing your stories with us at BlueNation@RepublicServices.com.