The tragic death of George Floyd left the residents of Minnesota shaken, as yet another act of police brutality took place in our state. Minnesotans and the nation, as a whole, looked on as peaceful protests turned violent and destructive, with much of Minneapolis, St. Paul, and the surrounding suburbs being vandalized and set ablaze. Where words failed to capture attention, the riots in Minnesota, over the course of the last week, captivated the world.
Curbside Waste is based in Brooklyn Park… we felt this. These are our communities. These are our customers, employees, and our friends, being affected by the damage done. We stand with the protesters, but we do not want to see the destruction of our cities.
Sunday, May 31st, 2020 Curbside Waste owners’ Chad Master and Deon Richardson organized a crew of volunteers, and drove four garbage trucks down to Minneapolis to aid in the clean up of some of the hardest affected areas. The number of people that rallied together to clean up a community was awe inspiring, and a reflection of Dr. Martin Luther King’s famous quote “…We must meet the forces of hate with the power of love.” Every morning, over the last week, we have seen that in action. We have seen the love that we share with each other. We have learned that many of the people inciting the violence and destruction aren’t from Minnesota, but Minnesotans have met that with love.
All of us here at Curbside Waste share that same love for our state, our communities, our customers, and our friends. We stand with you.
Click here to watch interview with organizers.
Click here to watch video from Fox 9 News.