CFS should be commended

Published 10:19 am Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Container First Services (CFS) is trying to be a good neighbor. That’s not exactly easy for the company responsible for dealing with the county’s trash, but we will acknowledge things at the landfill seem to be going better these days.

One thing CFS does very well is give to the community, evidenced last Thursday night at the Lunenburg County Board of Supervisors meeting where President and CEO Rob Guidry and COO Tim Webb handed out $50,000 to deserving organizations.

Among these was a $10,000 check given to the Lunenburg County Extension Leadership Council (LCELC) to support youth programs. We’re especially appreciative of this donation, not just for its size, but with what the LCELC plans to do with the money. As Agriculture & Natural Resources Extension Agent Lindy Tucker said, the group is focusing on poverty and is helping less fortunate graduating high school students in the area learn more about their post-graduate options.

The other donations, all $5,000 each, were presented to the Southside SCPA, the towns of Victoria and Kenbridge, the Victoria People’s Community Center, Lunenburg Senior Citizens Center and Lunenburg Veterans of Foreign Wars. The money will be used to improve parks, community centers and other facilities and help fund their programs.

We applaud CFS, which — with Guidry and Webb’s leadership — is doing its best to help better the community of which it is part. That’s a great thing in our book and something for which we should all be grateful.