Waste Pro Pays Rent

Citrus County Blessings was recently gifted a generous donation from an unexpected source, a local waste and recycling hauler. Waste Pro, a company whose motto is “Caring for Our Communities”, ended up paying Blessings’ rent for the entire year.

“After attending a County Commission meeting last Fall, amending a lease for the organization, I had the pleasure of meeting Steve Cade from Waste Pro. Steve, Division Manager of Waste Pro’s Citrus County Operation, and Keith Banasiak, Regional Vice President – SW Florida, attended the same meeting and were interested in learning more about the Blessings program” said Grace Hengesbach, Executive Director, “ Within a few weeks they had done their due diligence in researching the organization and came out for a site visit.”

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A volunteer team from Key Training Center packing for the students at Lecanto Primary School.

Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization, says 1 in 8 Americans struggles with hunger. In almost every county in America there are pockets of Americans that struggle to place food on their tables and food has become an unaffordable luxury. “Public food banks are doing more than ever before, but sadly are unable to keep up with the need. Grace, her staff members, volunteers and donors are making a visible difference every day in the struggle to end hunger in Citrus County. Waste Pro is proud to be a community partner and assist Blessings’ goal to build a community free
of hunger” said Banasiak. Hengesbach continued, “I had no idea when I walked into the Commission Chambers that morning the blessing
that would soon benefit the organization. It costs $2,400 to pay our rent for the year. The generosity of Waste Pro gave us the ability to pack 623 additional bags of food instead of spending that money on rent to store the food and house our administrative office. We are incredibly grateful for their contribution.”

It’s obvious that when Waste Pro says their commitment “… starts at the curb and continues through the community” they mean it. A privately owned, Florida based company, Waste Pro services the solid waste removal and recycling needs of over two million residential and 40,000 commercial customers from over 75 operating locations in their 9 state footprint in the southeastern United States. “It’s simple – we are the distinguishable difference in the waste industry and more than your average service provider. We are a community partner that believes in giving back to the residents and businesses that we service and to the communities where we live, work and play” said Cade.

To learn how your business can help contact Grace Hengesbach, Executive Director at 352-341-7707 or grace@citruscountyblessings.org.

“Waste Pro is proud to be a community partner and assist Blessings’ goal to build a community free of hunger.”