CHARLESTON, WV – Friday was good for the 986 citizens of Gary in McDowell County. After repeated problems with the town’s garbage truck, officials were forced to resort to using a pick-up truck to haul trash.
Mayor Thomas Vineyard reached out to Del. Ed Evans (D-McDowell) who in turn contacted Governor Jim Justice’s office.
A few phone calls and a day later, Michael Young, owner of Nicholas Sanitation in Summersville, responded and donated a used truck from his fleet to the town of Gary. Mayor Vineyard picked up the truck last Friday.
“Thanks to the generosity of Mr. Michael Young the good people of Gary have received a sanitation truck that will help them tremendously in the collection and disposal of their refuse,” said Governor Jim Justice. “The funds to purchase a new or used truck just weren’t there right now-so again, this wonderful gesture from Mr. Young is a true blessing for Gary.”
"This is an example of who we are as West Virginians: neighbors looking after each other. In tough times, the people of West Virginia have always stepped up to help a community in need," said Governor Justice.