Joanna L. Fuentes wrote to the Solid Waste Management Department to shine the spotlight on recycling collection driver Hiram "Hollywood" Nimmons. Fuentes was touched by Nimmons' concern for her elderly neighbor, who happens to be her mother. Nimmons had seen the 87-year-old struggling to push her recycling cart to the curb, and he wanted to help. for
Here's what she had to say:
"I just wanted to send a note of thanks and acknowledgement of a Recycling driver today who goes by the name of "Hollywood." I met him this morning as I was retrieving my recycling can. He asked me about the elderly lady who he has seen in the past dragging out her trash can. He was checking to see which house she lived in because he did not want her to have to take her cans back in. He said he was going to do that for her and he just wanted to be sure which house was hers.
He told me that he was going to adopt her as his "grandma." I told him how sweet, thoughtful, and considerate that was, and then informed him that the elderly lady next door from me is also my mother! I just wanted to let you all know that it means so much to me to know that a complete stranger is kind enough to notice my 87-year-old mother out there struggling with her can and offer assistance. I hope you all can appreciate this as I do. Please give my thanks again to "Hollywood!" I feel blessed knowing that this sweet man is out there doing his job and looking out for those elderly neighbors in our community who may need a helping hand."