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Community Offers Support for Waste Pro Team Member

Well-wishes have been pouring in for a Waste Pro team member injured during his route in September. State Troopers said he stepped onto the back of a residential truck after picking up recycling in Palm Coast, but slipped and fell to the ground and was run over by the truck, severely injuring his legs.

L-R: Council Member Nick Klufas, Council Member Heidi Shipley, Mayor Milissa Holland, Waste Pro President Sean Jennings, Palm Coast Division Manager Shea Drury, Council Member Robert Cuff, Council Member Vincent Lyon

After hearing about the incident, resident Julianna Stageberg encouraged neighbors to leave ‘get well soon’ notes on their trash cans for the employee’s coworkers to bring him as he recovers. Within days, dozens of cards were collected.

“He has received tons of cards from residents — even people that are not on his route have reached out to him or Waste Pro to send prayers for him,” Palm Coast Division Manager Shea Drury said. “It is truly amazing to see this community come together.”

On October 16, Drury joined Waste Pro President Sean Jennings at a Palm Coast city council meeting to present a certificate of appreciation to the residents for their support.

To see some of the cards left by residents, click here.