encouraged to bring electronic or battery-operated items such as cell phones, printers, microwaves and more. For a
complete list of products that can be recycled at this event, please visit recycleforce.org.
The community’s donations at this drive will aid formerly incarcerated individuals in obtaining and keeping jobs through
work opportunities provided by RecycleForce.
Melissa Farmer, shipping and receiving manager at RecycleForce, is a success story of this organization. Farmer, a former
felon, started out as a temporary hire and has been promoted multiple times, landing her in her current role.
“Felons can change their lives if given a chance,” Farmer said. “And RecycleForce gives us that chance. I would probably be
in prison and back on drugs if it wasn’t for ReycleForce and the love they’ve shown me.”
RecycleForce, a 501(c)3 organization, is a social enterprise offering some of the most comprehensive and innovative
recycling services around while providing life-changing workforce training to formerly incarcerated individuals. Taking the
electronic waste and other recyclables provided by residents and corporate partners, RecycleForce deconstructs these
items, recycles the materials and disposes of the waste safely and cleanly. The scrap metals and other reusable materials
collected in this process are then sold to help pay for job training programs and employment opportunities for formerly
incarcerated men and women in order to support their re-entry back into society.
Northview Church is a nondenominational church serving the Carmel, Fishers, Greater Lafayette and Westfield, and
Northern Indianapolis, Ind. communities. Northview was planted in 1980 and opened the current Carmel campus in 1995.
Pastor Steve Poe is the lead pastor at the church.
Melissa Farmer will be available for interview at the drive on May 21 at Northview’s Carmel Campus. To set up an
interview with Melissa Farmer, please contact RecycleForce President Gregg Keesling at firstname.lastname@example.org.