Waste Connections Donates to DreamCenter

Dawn TeerThe Sun TImes

Dec 14, 2018 at 10:02 AM

Jack Sullivan, of Waste Connections, along with Rhonda Needham, Rachael Blanton and Derek Fleming pulled up to the Arkansas Dream Center on Wednesday with a trailer loaded with 26 bicycles for their Christmas Mall. Sullivan said the Heber Springs, Ash Flat, Midway and Cherokee Village facilities had come together to donate $2,000 towards Christmas donations for needy families.

Sullivan gave a shout out to Travis and Stephanie Cerka, who donated bikes, Southern Tire Mart, Martin’s Truck Service, Wal Mart, Wayne Bennett of Ash Flat and Ronnie Black of Cherokee Village for their help as well.

Sullivan said they like to help throughout the year, not just at Christmas, they help with food banks and bike builds, among other projects. Waste Connections is the third largest trash provider in the  United States, serving 36 states.

Brenda Hill, of Arkansas Dream Center, thanked Waste Connections and also a thank you to Cowboy Chevrolet who showed up with a truck full of toys to donate to the Christmas Mall on Tuesday afternoon.

The Christmas Mall is held at New Life Church for those who have submitted applications to the Dream Center. This year they will be serving nearly 200 families at the mall. They have 45 families on the waiting list for After Mall, which is held with any leftover toys from the Christmas Mall. Hill said they hope to serve 100 families with a Christmas meal too.