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Wheelabrator employees fulfill Seacoast seniors’ gift lists

Employees grant 60 warm winter wishes

HAMPTON, N.H. — (December 23, 2014) — Wheelabrator Technologies and its employees are making this holiday season a little brighter for 60 area senior citizens. In its 16th annual holiday giving program, Wheelabrator employees purchased gifts for seniors served by Rockingham Nutrition & Meals on Wheels (RNMOW). 

The gifts were delivered to RNMOW employees Friday, December 12 along with a corporate donation of $1,000 to support senior services.

“As one of the largest donors to our Santa for Seniors program, we are truly overwhelmed by the heartfelt generosity of the employees at Wheelabrator,” said Helen Kostrzynski, field supervisor of RNMOW, which serves all 37 towns of Rockingham County. “The beautiful gifts that have been so thoughtfully chosen for our seniors will surely bring warmth and delight throughout the year. These gifts mean so much, especially for so many of our clients who are low-income with little or no family around. We are so grateful to all at Wheelabrator who help show support for RNMOW.”

Wheelabrator creates clean, renewable energy from everyday residential and business wastes.

As part of its annual holiday giving program, each employee selected a wreath from the company giving tree including a unique gift request from a local senior citizen. Each employee then purchased the gifts and placed them in a holiday bag for the recipient.

Wish lists from local seniors varied from holiday decorations to a fluffy robe. Most often, however, seniors asked for basic daily essentials such as toiletries, food, socks, sweaters, blankets, gloves and even food for their pets.

“Granting a warm winter wish for these seniors helps make the holiday even more meaningful for our employees,” said Artie Cole, vice president of technical services and procurement for Wheelabrator. “We are proud to participate in this program, and as a company, we encourage our employees to give back to our local community. Providing support and care to older and disabled residents of Rockingham County through RNMOW will help support their long-term health and well-being and we are very pleased to be a part of that.”

For more information about RNMOW or to donate funds, items or services at any point throughout the year, please call the administrative office at 603-679-2201. For more information on Wheelabrator, please visit