In everything they do, Katy and Dave McGregor work hard to keep it classy — in their business, Northern Disposal & Sanitation, and in their fundraising efforts for the Huntsville Hospital Foundation. Their pumper truck Miss Nikki, named for their daughter and which is emblazoned with the company’s Pumping for Patients campaign, was featured by U.S. magazine Pumper as one of the industry’s classy trucks. Now Miss Nikki has the opportunity to be named Pumper’s Classy Truck of the Year. She’s the only Canadian truck to make the cut, and she needs your vote.
“It’s a true honour to be recognized in our industry and for what we are doing in our community,” says Katy. “Dave is in his glory — he has worked super hard — and our family is over the moon.”
Katy isn’t aware of another company with a program like Pumping for Patients. Some donate to breast cancer campaigns from the rental of pink portable toilets. But Northern Disposal & Sanitation takes it a step further, donating a portion of their pink portable toilet rentals and septic pumping fees to cancer care and diagnostic programs at Huntsville District Memorial Hospital. Miss Nikki proudly displays eight different cancer ribbons to represent the cause they support.
“We don’t raise our rates to get the donations,” notes Katy. “Our customers are giving back just by doing something they already need.” In January, they’ll tally up the totals from 2017 and will make their fourth donation to the Huntsville Hospital Foundation. They’ve donated almost $15,000 via the campaign so far.
“As long as there’s a hospital in our community, we’ll be continuing our campaign,” says Katy. “It’s our passion.”
If you’d like to vote to help Miss Nikki be crowned Classy Truck of the Year, with a photo on the cover of Pumper’s February issue, you only have until the end of the day on December 22. Go to pumper.com/classy and scroll down to find Northern Disposal & Sanitation in December and click “Choose This Truck”.
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