More than Hauling Trash

I was looking at some old blogs and this one brought back memories.  I am in the trash hauling business, yet I do much more than haul trash.  This is my story about a family in need and how we were able to help.     I sensed some anxiety in his voice.  On the surface it was a simple job, yet there appeared to be something more just below the surface.  The extent of the job was always in flux.  It took about a month of on and off communication.  Finally, I invited myself to the home to help evaluate the situation, make some suggestions, and hopefully leave with a job and a check. Arriving, I met Andy and his wife Kathleen.  They had the task to empty the house of its contents for the former resident who had recently passed away.  The little house was full of possessions and the garage heavy with stuff.  There was no room to separate treasures from trash.  I suggested that we clean an area out in the garage with the expectation of creating a staging area.  As we worked it became obvious that here were nostalgic reactions towards some of the things.  It seemed that behind every item there was a story. As we worked, we chatted.  As we chatted details were slowly revealed.  My initial reaction was correct; there was a much deeper story than emptying the house of a departed friend.  There was a greater burden on the hearts and mind of Andy and Kathleen as they sorted through the memories.  As we worked and chatted I learned that...

AC Trash Hauling & More in the Community

Henry Ford once said, “A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business.” AC Trash Hauling & More is not all about making money.  Yes, we do charge for our services.  Of course we have a goal to turn a profit at the end of the year.  That however doesn’t make us all about money. We are proud of our business accomplishments from our humble beginnings in 2008 to having served more than 2500 customers in less than 7 years of business.  During the preceding seven years we have touched and have been touched by individuals, ministries, charities and organizations that serve our community, our home. People Some of the people we have encountered include: Tiara, a wife and mother of 2 small children.  It was Tiara’s dream to raise her children in a nice home.  She and her husband made a major financial decision and leased a house.  The money was extremely tight.  In order to pay their monthly lease, they sold the vast majority of their furniture. Their family situation was brought to our attention.  Within in days, we were able to find some much needed furniture. Jimmy, is retires and faced with the tremendous burden, financial and emotional, of caring for his ailing wife.  The family is negotiating the uncharted waters of Alzheimer’s.   We helped Jimmy move some furniture out of his home.  More than that, we provided an outlet for Jimmy to share some of his concerns.  While we worked, Jimmy shared stories of his life in Chicago and happy memories of the many years he spent with his lovely bride.   Ministries and Charities Through...