Welcome to Monroe, Louisiana!
Some say thank you others take initiative and GET STUFF DONE! Meet Mr. Josh Salley (soon to be Dr. Salley). Josh has spent the last year working with VETality to bring the Cans-4-Vets recycling challenge to his hometown of Monroe, LA. He has singlehandedly organized various collection sites throughout the parish, formulated strategic local partnerships, and created a community of environmentally conscious citizens in Monroe, LA. Josh did all this work of his own accord. He is a prime example of the caliber of individuals we have out in this world who are willing to do what it takes to get the job done.
In Josh’s own words:
It’s a long story, but I’m sure I can condense it down to a few words. It’s a story all about self-sacrifice for the bettering of others. Vets know better than most what sacrifices it takes to keep the sovereignty of our nation strong and to keep its ideologies based upon liberty and freedom, because they’ve been to other places of the world where those ideas aren’t the norm. After their duty, they’re brought back into society, praised as heroes, but forced to be a victim of war. Between all the complexities of that, the failing VA healthcare, the rising drug use to cope with psychological stresses and triggers, and the lack of safety nets for our soldiers are disheartening and absurd. So we’ve our problem there, and we’ve our litter problem too. Put the two together and add a little bit of sacrifice, and we can make better things happen!