Waste Industries Donates $10k to Veteran’s Life Center

Waste Industries is donating $10,000 to the Veterans Leadership Council of North Carolina – Cares (VLC) in support of its project to build the Veterans Life Center. Waste Industries will make the presentation to the Veterans Leadership Council at the Waste Industries Corporate office on September 15, 2015 at 10:30 AM, RALEIGH, N.C., Sept. 14, 2015

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The Waste Industries donation comes by way of the Full Circle Project, a customer-driven charitable contribution effort driven by customer votes on nine different charity classes that include Animal Rescue, Wounded Soldiers, Cancer Research, Education and Scholarships, Homeless Assistance, Children’s Hospitals, Medical Research, Mental Health, and Environmental Preservation.

“Since our founding almost 45 years ago, it has been a significant part of our company’s mission to have a positive impact on the communities we serve,” said Ven Poole, CEO and Chairman of Waste Industries. “Over the years we have supported thousands of local charities monetarily, and more importantly our employees commit thousands of hours volunteering within our communities. It has also been a primary goal of Waste industries to support the men and women of our armed forces who have been employed by us before, during, and after their deployment. Now, through the support of the Veterans Life Center, we are expanding our support to the broader veteran community. It is our hope that this monetary donation will be the start of a long relationship between our company, our employees, and the nearly 9,000 homeless veterans who need our support. These veterans did their part and now it’s time for all of us to step up and do ours.”

The VLC is an employment opportunity based support charity with the mission of successful community reintegration for every North Carolina Veteran. They are building a residential facility, the Veterans Life Center, which will offer specialized services, counseling, training, and mentoring to help return struggling veterans to self-reliance.

“We are thrilled that Waste Industries has stepped up with this generous donation to help those who defended us,” said John Turner, VLC Executive Director.  “There are more than 9,000 homeless veterans in North Carolina, far more than our per capita share, and the support of the business community is essential if we are to resolve this tragic and shameful situation.”

The VLC takes its donation from the Wounded Soldiers charity class, the company’s second largest voted charity selection at 24% of enrolled customers.

The September 15 donation event will include several special guests, including Susan Tillis, Former Chief Justice Burley Mitchell, Former State Senator Neal Hunt, Representative Marilyn Avila, and Betty Jo Shepard (Representing Senator Burr).

Waste Industries USA, Inc. is a regional provider of non-hazardous solid waste collection, transfer, recycling, and disposal services. The company currently operates in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Virginia, Maryland, and Delaware. In addition to its solid waste services business, a wholly owned subsidiary of the company, Black Creek Renewable Energy, LLC operates its landfill-gas-to-energy plant adjacent to the company’s Sampson County, N.C. landfill. Current power generation is sufficient to supply electricity to approximately 7,000 households.

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