CLARK Material Handling Company, a global supplier of forklift trucks and parts announced that its fund-raising efforts to support a dedicated Habitat for Humanity house have exceeded target goals. The company which began fund raising for this initiative in November of 2015 has been a traditional participant in Habitat builds. This is the first time the company has solely funded a Habitat home. The build which began on March 29, 2017 is scheduled to be completed June 10th.
Alan Sutherland, Public Relations Manager for CLARK notified employees at a company meeting on April 20th that because of their fund-raising efforts CLARK had in fact exceeded its financial target to complete the build. Said Sutherland, “I cannot thank our employees enough. They have been so focused on this effort. We have washed cars, held countless raffles and asked for all loose change. To meet our goal is so wonderful; to exceed our goal is a blessing. The company and our people have been “all-in” for this project since day one. To know that we are making a positive difference for a local family is very satisfying to all of us.”
Dennis Lawrence, President and CEO of CLARK commented, “This is a wonderful day for CLARK. For years, we have supported Habitat builds. Of the many worthy groups we support, Habitat is one that the employees always rally to. To the credit of our employees, especially Alan, we exceeded our plans and commitments. It is very satisfying seeing our staff working side by side setting walls, installing siding and doors & hanging windows. We have our normal jobs, but to see everyone participating in fund raising and the build, while keeping our customers satisfied, shows our employees’ commitment to CLARK’s core business and our community. When we finally turn the keys to the house over to its new owners on June 24th it will be the culmination of the efforts of many proud CLARK employees.”