Gaithersburg nonprofit God’s Connection Transition receives truck donation -- Gazette.Net


A Gaithersburg nonprofit organization gained a new set of wheels Tuesday to help further its work of serving more than 5,000 needy families in the Washington, D.C., area.

Wastequip and Rush Truck Centers handed over the keys to a Peterbilt model box truck to God’s Connection Transition, an organization that assists those who have fallen on hard times by donating food, clothes and other items.

The donation presentation was hosted at 10 a.m. at the God’s Connection Transition warehouse, 8617 Ziggy Lane.

Arnold Harvey, a Gaithersburg-based driver for Waste Management Inc., started the nonprofit with the help of co-workers and his wife in 2007 after seeing people of all ages sleeping near the trash bins along his overnight trash-collecting route.

“This truck will help Arnold, [his wife] and their team in their work to help people throughout the Washington, D.C. area obtain the very basics so many of us take for granted,” said Amy Wright, vice president of marketing for Wastequip. “We’re proud that Wastequip and Rush Truck Centers can offer this small token to this organization.”