Santee Chamber Weekly Update 28MAY20

Hello Santee!
WM is essential! Our team has been working overtime during COVID to ensure your waste and recycling continue to be collected during these unprecedented times. Although we have seen somewhat of a decline in commercial collection due to businesses being temporarily shutdown, we have seen about a 40% increase in residential collection due to the Stay Home order. As we move into later phases of the re-opening of our City, we anticipate the commercial collection to bounce back to normal levels, as I am sure all of us are eager to get back to business again and support our local businesses.
 
Speaking of local businesses! During COVID, our team has been deeply touched by the heroic spirit of our health care workers and wanted to do something extra special for those healthcare workers and our local businesses to show our appreciation. So, in April, we called up our friends at the Junction 52 Bar and Grill and asked if they could accommodate lunch for 150 healthcare heroes and boy did they come through! They whipped up some delicious penne pasta with meat sauce, chicken alfredo penne, a salad fit for a king with a generous side of garlic bread! For dinner, we reached out to a hometown favorite, Oggi’s Pizza and they provided a variety of their infamous pizzas, gourmet salads and even delivered it to Stanford Court for the night shift of 60. It was an incredible feeling to be able to support our small business restaurants during COVID but to also surprise the staff with a token of appreciation. They were so grateful to be thought of, but in the end, our team are truly the grateful ones! 
 
We are grateful for our Healthcare Heroes who have been fighting the fight day and night!  We are grateful for the outpouring of love shown to our drivers who are out there each day providing essential collection services. We see your signs and appreciate your kind words and thoughtfulness Santee!  We are grateful for the opportunity to serve the citizens and businesses of this great City. And when the orders are lifted and we learn to adapt to the new way of life, we will be grateful for the opportunity to support our Santee businesses more than ever! 
 
Thank you Stanford Court Staff!
Thank you Junction 52!
Thank you Oggi's Pizza!