SUEZ and TSG Honor Nurses Fighting COVID-19 during Nurses Week

In another effort to recognize healthcare workers on the front lines during the COVID-19 pandemic, SUEZ and The Shauger Group (TSG) teamed up on Friday, May 8, 2020, to donate 1,000 Dunkin’ Donuts gift cards to nurses at several hospitals and medical centers. Each gift card was packaged with a heartfelt thank-you card, as well as a candy bar that read “Nursing is a work of Heart.”

The thank-you packages were delivered to nurses at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, East Orange General Hospital, Jersey City Medical Center, Christ Hospital in Jersey City, Clara Maass Medical Center in Belleville, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Hoboken University Medical Center, Bayonne Medical Center, Alaris Health at St. Mary’s in Orange, Care Station in West Orange, AFC Urgent Care in West Orange, and University Hospital in Newark.

“We wanted to do something special to honor nurses for National Nurses Day and National Nurses Week,” said Donald Shauger, Vice President of TSG. “They are heroes in every sense of the word. There has been an enormous weight on their shoulders during this entire pandemic—we want them to know how grateful we are for their sacrifices day in and day out. Every day they go to work, they are putting their lives at risk to protect us and keep us safe. We hope they enjoy some coffee and treats on us, and know that all of us in the community are thinking of them.”

It was the third time in recent weeks that SUEZ and TSG have partnered to honor emergency personnel facing the current healthcare crisis. In late March, SUEZ and TSG donated 475 meals to workers in police departments, fire departments, emergency services units, medical centers, hospitals, and offices of emergency management. At the end of April, SUEZ and TSG donated 575 meals and 10 pizzas to essential workers throughout northern New Jersey. Over the past couple of months, SUEZ and TSG have also separately donated hundreds of additional meals to emergency workers as well.


“SUEZ is a similarly community-minded organization—we are grateful to have such a wonderful service partnership and working relationship with them,” said Lisa Shauger, President/CEO of TSG. “SUEZ is as passionate as we are about giving back to the healthcare workers and other essential workers bravely fighting COVID-19. It is our honor to recognize the selfless nurses and healthcare workers working around the clock to help us get through this crisis.”

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About The Shauger Group

Recognized for high-quality service, hands-on management, and a family team approach, The Shauger Group offers a wide spectrum of diversified construction and maintenance services to clients in the New York metropolitan region. Since 1981, The Shauger Group’s family-owned and operated business has earned a reputation as a leader in the industry and has fostered lasting relationships with a host of clients, vendors, and subcontractors alike. Serving clients in both the public and private sectors, The Shauger Group offers an extensive range of services, including construction, underground utility, landscaping, street sweeping, maintenance, snow removal, and emergency response services. Known for reliability, responsiveness, and quality work, The Shauger Group has become one of the largest private employers in East Orange, New Jersey, where its state-of-the-art headquarters house over 200 company-owned vehicles and pieces of equipment, as well as a complete fleet maintenance repair facility.

About SUEZ North America

SUEZ North America operates across all 50 states and Canada with 3,000 employees dedicated to environmental sustainability and smart and sustainable resource management. The company provides drinking water, wastewater and waste collection service to 6.7 million people on a daily basis; treats 560 million gallons of water and over 440 million gallons of wastewater each day; delivers water treatment and advanced network solutions to 16,000 industrial and municipal sites; processes 160,000 tons of waste for recycling; rehabilitates and maintains water assets for more than 4,000 municipal and industrial customers; and manages $4.1 billion in total assets. The company posted revenues of $1.1 billion in 2018 and is a subsidiary of Paris-based SUEZ.

About SUEZ

With 90,000 people on the five continents, SUEZ is a world leader in smart and sustainable resource management. We provide water and waste management solutions that enable cities and industries optimize their resource management and strengthen their environmental and economic performances, in line with regulatory standards. With the full potential of digital technologies and innovative solutions, the Group recovers 17 million tons of waste a year, produces 3.9 million tons of secondary raw materials and 7 TWh of local renewable energy. It also secures water resources, delivering wastewater treatment services to 58 million people and reusing 882 million m3 of wastewater. SUEZ generated total revenues of 18 billion euros in 2019.