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Waste Pro Ft. Myers Driver Helps Cape Coral Woman in Need

For Immediate Release                               

Media Contact: Melissa Catalanotto
Corporate Communications Manager

CAPE CORAL, FL – August 25, 2021 – A Cape Coral resident is crediting Waste Pro Driver Allen Wilson for saving her mother’s life while on his daily garbage route.

On Tuesday, August 25, Wilson was servicing a home on Palm Tree Boulevard when he heard a woman inside yelling for help. He did not hesitate to notify his supervisor and call 911.

It turned out Wilson had been in the right place at the right time. Though he could not get into the home, he waited outside until an ambulance arrived. At that time, he learned the woman inside had fallen and broken her hip. She had been yelling for help for over an hour.

Kristy Sonntag, the woman’s daughter, told Division Manager Bill Jones if Wilson hadn’t been there, her mother may have died.

“We mean it when we say we care for our communities,” Jones said. “Those aren’t just words. Our drivers have never given a second thought when they see someone who needs help – that is just who they are. I am immensely proud to have Alan and all of our other drivers on our team here in Ft. Myers.”

Jones awarded Wilson Waste Pro’s coveted Franklin Award of $100 for his quick-thinking actions.

About Waste Pro USA

Waste Pro USA, Inc. is one of the country’s fastest-growing privately-owned waste collection, recycling, processing, and disposal companies, operating in ten southeastern states. Waste Pro, with revenues exceeding $800 million, serves more than two million residential and 40,000 commercial customers from over 75 operating locations. Waste Pro is headquartered in Longwood, Florida, and maintains approximately 300 exclusive municipal contracts and franchises.