FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 14, 2016 (Huntsville, Ontario)
Northern Disposal & Sanitation makes $25,000 commitment to the Huntsville Hospital Foundation
Katy and Dave McGregor know first-hand what it’s like for a community to lose a hospital – it happened in Burk’s Falls and they don’t want to see it happen in Huntsville. “The Huntsville hospital has been there for us,” says Katy. “Our daughter Nikki was born there by caesarean, I had kidney stones, and we’ve been through the emergency department multiple times – why not give back?”
It’s why their company, Northern Disposal & Sanitation, recently joined the Huntsville Hospital Foundation’s Business Cares initiative, committing $25,000 over the next five years to support healthcare in our community. The goal of Business Cares is to have 40 or more local companies contribute and collectively raise $1 million dollars for the Foundation.
Katy and Dave didn’t need convincing to lend their support to the campaign. Two years ago, Northern Disposal and Sanitation launched the Pumping for Patients program to contribute a portion of their profits to the hospital’s cancer care and diagnostic programs – after consulting with the Huntsville Hospital Foundation, they added pink portable washrooms to their fleet and painted their septic truck in new colours to promote the program. Since then, they’ve donated five dollars from each rental of one of the pink portable washrooms and $10 every time they pump a client’s septic tank. In just two years, Pumping for Patients has contributed $6,300 to the Foundation.
“I’ve lost my brother and family members to cancer and so has Dave, so we know how much need there is,” says Katy. “And our clients have mentioned how good it feels knowing that they’re contributing to the program, too. We are grateful for their support.”
Now in their 10th year of business, Northern Disposal & Sanitation has decked out their new, black septic truck with ribbons representing the many forms of cancer to raise awareness for the need to support healthcare locally. They’ve christened the truck Miss Nikki, after their 10-year-old daughter, who is proud of her family’s commitment to their community.
In 2008, Northern Disposal & Sanitation was named New Business of the Year, and in 2011 the company received a Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award at the Northern Ontario Business Awards. In 2015, Katy was named a YWCA Woman of Distinction for Business Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Katy is a Rotarian and the company sponsors youth soccer teams, sporting events and local fundraisers. They also offer a non-profit rental rate for their portable toilets for charity events.
“I don’t think enough people realize the importance of giving back,” says Katy. “There are always unique ways to do it.”
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Northern Disposal & Sanitation is a family owned and operated business, Whether you are a large commercial company, a small county fair or planning an outdoor wedding Northern Disposal & Sanitation can meet your waste and sanitation needs. We offer waste disposal bins, septic pumping, and portable toilets for Muskoka and surrounding area. We take our environmental responsibility seriously providing formaldehyde free services, and promoting proper recycling and waste disposal practices while following local landfill and ministry guidelines. Using modern technologies and standards we work to develop long-term solutions and take on the responsibility of effectively handling solid waste in order to ensure the health and well-being of our community and the protection of our environment for our children.We value the health of our customers and the health of our planet therefore we make it a priority to continually seek out and utilize products that are as earth friendly and non-toxic as possible. We take it one step further and source out as much as we can locally thus creating the smallest carbon footprint possible....read more here
PUMPING FOR PATIENTS CAMPAIGN
HUNTSVILLE – Northern Disposal and Sanitation presented the Huntsville District Memorial Hospital Foundation and Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare staff with the proceeds of its second annual Pumping for Patients campaign in the Mammography Unit at the Huntsville hospitals on Jan. 19.
The annual campaign generated more than $3,300 for woman’s health care at the Huntsville hospital. ... read more
YWCA WOMEN OF DISTINCTION AWARDS
'So honoured and happy to be part of an amazing group of women in our Muskoka community. I am thrilled to receive the YWCA Women of Distinction award for Business Innovation & Entrepreneurship. Thank you to my family, my friends and customers for making it happen. Congratulations to all the nominees and recipients of last night's YWCA award ceremony!' Congratulations to the YWCA Muskoka Women of Distinction award recipients! From left: Jenny Spring (Young Woman of Distinction), Laura Heming (Health, Sports & Wellness), Katy McGregor (Business Innovation & Entrepreneurship), Sheryl Manolakos (Mentorship), Audrey Forth (Lifetime Achievement), Lynn de Caro (Community Development & Social Activism), and Amy Bridle (Arts, Culture & Creativity).
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The number of restroom units needed for any event fluctuates greatly. There are many variables that effect how many portable washrooms you will require. Below are recommended rental units you will require based on the number of people and the duration of the event. It is best to discuss exact details when booking your units. Variables such as number of males versus females, or liquor being served, will alter the amount of units you'll require. We offer portable toilet rentals for Muskoka and surrounding area.
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