Ice Bucket Challenge Accepted!

From former President George W. Bush to movie star Matt Damon, just about everyone has been posting videos of themselves taking the “ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.” So when our sister company, Homewood Disposal, challenged us to partake in this bone-chilling challenge, we gladly accepted.

Being part of the sanitation industry means that we aim to conserve water, so we wanted to be creative about our water source in this video. How about an ice bucket dunk tank challenge? A chance to re-use the same water over and over again to dunk our team of directors while raising money for a great cause! Now we’re talking! Within the hour, a hot pink dunk tank made its way over to our Gary, Indiana yard. Oh my, what our neighbors must have been thinking!

Filling the dunk tank was easy, as our new 2014 Hino Service Truck was standing by with its 600 gallon fresh water holding tank ready to complete the job. Once the dunk tank was filled, the challenge was issued. SSI donated $1 for every ball thrown and an additional $100 for every successful dunk. In the end, we raised over $3,000 for a worthy cause and as you can see by the video above, we had a great time doing it!