Mt. Diablo Recycling Raises $25k For ALS, Hosts Ice Bucket Challenge


More than 450 people joined Mt. Diablo Recycling in Pittsburg on Sunday October 12 to raise more than $25,000 and do the ice bucket challenge in support of “Team Ferrari” and the East Bay Walk to Defeat ALS as part of The ALS Association Golden West Chapter.

ALS Bucket Challenge Organizer Linda Garaventa Colvis with mom, Mary Garaventa who contributed $25,000 to the ALS Association(photo of Mary Garaventa receiving a thank you plaque from the ALS Association.)

Mary Garaventa and the Silvio and Mary Garaventa Family Foundation contributed $25,000 to the ALS Association to go toward researching a cure for this debilitating disease.  The event raised thousands of dollars more in donations.

Participating in the ice bucket challenge was Chief Executive Officer of Mt. Diablo Recycling, Joe Garaventa, the Chief Operations Officer, Clark Colvis, and his son, Dante Colvis, started off the ice bucket challenge with hundreds of gallons of water being delivered from a huge backhoe – the biggest ice bucket challenge ever!

Here is a link to the ice bucket challenge videos

The 14th Annual East Bay Walk to Defeat ALS® will be held on Sunday October 19, 2014. Registration starts at 9:30 am and we will be providing coffee and continental breakfast.  Opening ceremony begins at 10 am followed by the Walk start at 11 am, which begins at Heather Farm Park in Walnut Creek, CA. The scenic 1.5-mile walk is open to the public and all funds raised support the mission-critical priorities of The ALS Association Golden West Chapter in Care Services, Public Policy, and Research.



  1. Aren’t we in a drought? I understand the need for fundraising for ALS but can’t there be different ways to raise money? I think that was very irresponsible of them to waste water when everyone is being asked to conserve.

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