NAACP PROVIDES ASSISTANCE TO LOW INCOME, DISABLED, AND LOW VOLUME USERS OF THE JEFFERSON CITY TRASH SERVICE The Jefferson City NAACP is taking it to the streets!
As a service to the community, the NAACP is going door-to-door in various sections of the city over the next two weeks to distribute and help the Jefferson City citizenry fill out the CITY TRASH APPLICATIONS that are NOW AVAILABLE.Nimrod Chapel, Jr., said "It is the least the civic organization can do to provide a service to those who have often been over looked and forgotten after years and often decades of service to this community and the state." If your interested in helping call Rod at 816-309-5009 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
The City of Jefferson announces that it has begun accepting applications for reduced cost trash service, special needs trash service and small carts. "We feel that it might be of assistance to our seniors and disabled in actually completing the applications for a reduced fee and then turning them in to City Hall.There are three separate applications:
- GREEN APPLICATION - Discounted cost service for Low Income Households
- RED APPLICATION – Special Consideration or Physical Assistance for Disabled
- YELLOW APPLICATION – Request for Small Cart for Low Volume Users
These applications have been devised in response to citizen comments and public input over the past three months about the implementation of the universal trash program. City Administrator Steve Rasmussen has previously stated that, “there has been concern expressed for low income households, disabled, elderly and low volume users. We wanted to make sure we accommodate these concerns.” Chapel added that "We are pleased to help in this way. Too often, people think of the NAACP as a Black or minority organization, but the truth is that we are working for everyone that believes in justice, desires equality, and is willing to protect and defend liberty. And for us if it means taking out the trash, picking it up or collecting reduced fee application forms to assist our valued but often forgotten communities of seniors, the disabled, and lower income we are here and wish we could reach everyone to help."
The applications are now available at City Hall and on online at: http://www.jeffcitymo.org/trashandrecycling/trash.html. They will also be available at the Public Library, Samaritan Center, Senior Citizen Centers and the following Customer Service Centers:HyVee, Schnucks, Schultes, WalMart, Save-a lot, & Gerbes. Applications must be returned to City Hall by SUNDAY May 31, 2009. For additional information contact City Hall at (573) 634-6304.