As a long term El Dorado County resident, and the owner of a local business, I have been impressed over the years with the degree of commitment our business community shows to the less fortunate among us. Whether it is an event for Boys and Girls Club, Big Brothers and Big Sisters, New Morning, Snowline Hospice, Partners In Care, M.O.R.E, Friends of the Library, or some other worthy cause, many of our businesses repeatedly show up, and give generously. I feel blessed to live and work in an area where so many are committed to a sense of community and to doing what they can, even in tough economic times.
However, among the many generous business owners (and employees), one organization stands out. And it is one that I do not feel gets enough recognition from the community. At virtually every event, there is one company that is certain to give generously: El Dorado Disposal. Yes, the company that comes every week to collect your refuse. (And, as an aside, don’t you appreciate how friendly and helpful their employees always are? Both “in the field” and on the phone, I have found its staff to be unfailingly polite and helpful.) Last night, I was at an event in El Dorado Hills for New Morning, and, as usual, EDD was there, and was sponsoring at one of the highest levels. This past June, we held the “End of the Trail” dinner/dance for Wagon Train. Not only was El Dorado Disposal a major sponsor, and provided trash service, their employee Debi and her husband did the thankless job of helping park cars. EDD not only gives their money, more importantly, they give their time. And I, for one, truly appreciate it. As well as all of the other great local businesses and residents who continue to strive to help. Thank you. If we all continue to work together, we can make El Dorado County an even greater place to live and work.