Guerin Outreach Ministries honors Burrtec Waste Industries
In 2010 Burrtec Waste Industries partnered with Providence in the Desert, a ministry of the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana, to help provide an educational opportunity for Martha Langarica, of Thermal, California. Burrtec has continued to offer support since for people in need in the Coachella Valley by supporting Providence in the Desert.
In gratitude Guerin Outreach Ministries, the parent ministry for Providence in the Desert, has awarded Burrtec with its 2014 Leadership and Advocacy Award.
Langarica had come to the United States from Mexico almost three decades ago. For nearly 20 years she lived in the United States but did not speak English.
Martha then became a student at Providence in the Desert, which provides free English-language instruction to immigrants in locations near their homes in the Coachella Valley.
Martha had advanced as far as she could with Providence in the Desert, and Director Sister Carol Nolan knew she was capable of more if given the chance. So Sister Carol reached out to representatives from Burrtec for help.
Sister Carol knew Langarica would benefit from intensive English study at the Coachella Adult School, but Langarica could not afford to stop working long enough to attend the classes. She also would need to take driving lessons.
Burrtec owner Tracy Burr agreed to meet with Sister Carol. When Sister Carol asked, she agreed to provide Langarica with a living subsidy for three years while she took the classes and driving lessons.
“Tracy is lovely and gracious,” Sister Carol said.
The furthered education has worked out well for Langarica, who today works for Burrtec and teaches classes for Providence in the Desert.
Burrtec has continued through the years to provide support for Providence in the Desert through financial assistance. Company representatives also serve on the Providence in the Desert Advisory Board.
Sister Carol Nolan, also a member of the Board of Directors for Guerin Outreach Ministries, presented the award on October 8 to Burrtec representatives Frank Orlett, district manager, and Mike Veto, director of municipal services.
The award was presented to the company due to its ongoing support and concern for the people of the Coachella East Valley.
Orlett said he was pleased to receive the award on Burrtec’s behalf.
“I am honored and grateful to work for a company that is committed to helping the community and local charities,” Orlett said.
Burrtec Waste Industries was birthed in 1955 and is a family owned operation. The company offers residential, commercial, event, construction and customized services, in addition to portable restrooms, and more. To learn more about Burrtec, visit www.Burrtec.com
About the Sisters of Providence
The Sisters of Providence, a congregation of 214 women religious, with 300 Providence Associates, collaborate with others to create a more just and hope-filled world through prayer, education, service and advocacy. The Sisters of Providence have their motherhouse at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, located just northwest of downtown Terre Haute, Ind., which is now listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Saint Mother Theodore Guerin founded the Sisters of Providence at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods in 1840. Today, Sisters of Providence minister in 13 states, the District of Columbia and Asia, through works of love, mercy and justice. More information about the Sisters of Providence and their ministries can be found at SistersofProvidence.org.