AUGUSTA, GA March 22, 2012—In a ceremony held on Tuesday, March 20th, Waste Pro donated 20 laptop computers and two digital cameras to the Fisher House at Fort Gordon. The event was held at the EAMC Fisher House located at Building 280, Fisher House Road in Fort Gordon, GA.
Waste Pro President and CEO John J. Jennings personally made the donations to representatives of the Fisher House, Toby Rose, the Associate Director, and Anne Arnold, the Manager.
As part of Waste Pro’s commitment to caring for the communities they serve, the PC’s for Wounded Veterans
program was created to provide wounded members of the military and their support programs with new computers. Waste Pro is one of this country’s fastest growing solid waste collection, recycling, processing and disposal companies.
The Fisher House program was started by Zachary Fisher in 1990, when it became apparent that many families had difficulty obtaining lodging near their recovering soldiers. These multi-family homes are built by the Fisher House Foundation, Inc. and are given as gifts to the Military Services and Veterans Affairs divisions. They are available for use by families of in- patient soldiers.
With a total of 43 Houses, across the country, the new Fisher House at Fort Gordon was unveiled in October of last year. It includes seven family suites, laundry and kitchen facilities, in addition to a library.
Waste Pro’s PC’s for Wounded Veterans program began in 2008 and has made laptop donations to military facilities in Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, and Georgia.
The computers are often used to communicate with loved ones during recovery, for education enhancement, professional development, and to research current events. The program is funded through regular donations by Waste Pro employees.
Waste Pro is privately owned operating in seven southeastern states and serves more than 1.8 million customers from over 70 operating locations. Waste Pro is headquartered in Longwood, Florida and maintains more than 140 exclusive municipal contracts and franchises.