JLG/Oshkosh Give $75K To Communities
JLG Industries Inc., an Oshkosh Corp. company, announced Friday multiple contributions to support local human services organizations in communities where JLG has a presence. The Oshkosh Corp. Foundation Inc., the charitable arm of Oshkosh Corp., donated $75,000 to area community support organizations, such as the United Way and local food banks.
“In today’s economic conditions, Oshkosh Corp. understands how important these organizations are to thousands of area families and individuals who are struggling just to put food on the table,” said Connie Stellmacher, Foundation vice president. “With the tremendous increase in the number of people seeking assistance, we felt it was important to help these food pantries continue their invaluable services to those less fortunate in our communities.”
The Foundation issued individual checks, in the amount of $10,000, to United Way branches in Bedford, Shippensburg, Washington County, Md., and Orrville, Ohio. The Fulton County Catholic Mission, located in McConnellsburg, also received a $10,000 donation. Additional donations included $15,000 to the Fulton County Food Basket, $5,000 to the Everett, Pa., Food Pantry and $5,000 to the Salvation Army of Orrville, Ohio.
Regional United Way leaders met with Oshkosh Foundation representatives and outlined the various programs that could be supported with the donations they received. The United Way is a worldwide network in 45 countries and territories, including nearly 1,300 local organizations in the U.S. It advances the common good, creating opportunities for a better life for all, by focusing on the three key building blocks of education, income and health.
Similarly, the Fulton County Catholic Mission works with local county authorities and agencies, to aide persons and families in need in the community through assistance with basic needs such as clothing, food, shelter, and temporary emergency housing. Fulton County Catholic Mission was very appreciative of the donation, and they too highlighted various programs to which the funds would be applied.
These contributions are part of a much larger food pantry and community service giving campaign launched this year by the Foundation. In the spirit of social responsibility, the Foundation contributes to social concerns found in Oshkosh Corp. facility communities through donations, volunteerism and leadership.
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