Rising Sun needs help with blue boxes

We are writing on behalf of the of the Ponoka Rising Sun Clubhouse to ask for the help of the community.

Dear Editor:

As everyone knows, we have the blue box, recycle program in Ponoka. This program is vital to our members and community as it helps those coming from the hospital to integrate, through working, back into society.

We now know that the blue boxes are being stolen and vandalized. We are a non-profit organization and cannot afford to pay for lost or stolen boxes that cost approximately $15 each. With the help of all the community members we can stop this by being more aware of what is happening as we do know that there are way more good people in this town than bad.

We are trying very hard to keep the cost of the program down for our customers that use the service, however last week alone seven blue boxes went missing off of people’s front boulevard. We have also have had people witness a couple of teenagers kicking one of our boxes down the street and then when they were asked not to do that and put it back, she was told what to do.

The workers from the clubhouse are dedicated to making the environment a healthier place but they cannot do it alone. One way we can help to decrease this problem is to call the police and to let our neighbors know. The workers will be doing there part by placing the emptied boxes up closer to the houses to limit occurrence of vandalism and stealing.

We thank you for your consideration of our message and hope that with your help we can continue to provide this service to our community and our members.

This program helps our members to be active in the community and for that we would like to say, Thank you very much and Merry Christmas to everyone.

Board of directors and

members of the of the Ponoka Rising Sun Clubhouse,

Debbie Lamey, executive director

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