Volvo Provides Dump Truck Volunteers For Habitat For Humanity 22/01/2008
Charity organization Habitat for Humanity was working on building six new homes in Las Vegas when Volvo North America decided to lend a helping hand. With most of Habitat’s work done by volunteer carpenters and labourers for construction, these houses required land to be cleared and excavated for the six-home tract. Volvo and its partner companies sent expert volunteers with their dump truck equipment for an unusual day where editors and reporters from some of the top industrial publications in the trucking, construction trade got to sit in the driver’s seat and actually do the excavations work themselves.
With construction work like this usually taking more than a week and therefore at quite a cost, the job was done in one day. President of Volvo North America, Stefan Lorentzson said, "Volvo asked these people to set aside their laptops and tape recorders, get into the operator’s seat, and use their skills and our equipment to help Habitat help others. The response was truly impressive."
Habitat for Humanity is an internationally recognised organization that provides homes to people struggling to find a place to lay down foundations for a healthy and successful life. Their work of building low cost housing is a vital component of a sturdy and safe society, giving communities a chance to flourish.