Campaign “Drugs Are Garbage”
The “Drugs Are Garbage” campaign was organized in the early 1990s. This helps to teach the dangers of drugs and substance abuse to youth. The elementary and middle schools in the Cypress School Districts and Los Alamitos Unified helped to implement this campaign. This campaign aimed to teach young people about how substance abuse hurts the aspirations and the future dreams of young people.
The program highlights the fact that drug abuse gets in the way if the dreams of a student and that drug possession or using drugs isn’t a good idea. Since drugs are bad for you they belong in the “trash” so this is the idea behind the program. Mr. Briggeman Junior and his company Briggeman Disposal Services, helped to spearhead this campaign. He has a vision of seeing students stay in school and stay away from drugs. He understands that drugs impair the performance of a student, damages families, and over time can even hurt the community as a whole.
The Los Alamitos Marathon
In his waste hauling company called Briggeman Disposal Services, Inc., Mr. George Briggeman Jr. became founding co-sponsor of the Los Alamitos race called “Race on the Base.” This race draws thousands to the 1K, 5K, 10K, as well as the triathlon events each year. This race promotes awareness of the base, health, and community involvement.