CHARLOTTE, N.C. [May 25, 2018] – Leading North American manufacturer of waste handling equipment, Wastequip, demonstrated its support for veterans with an equipment donation and Memorial Day luncheon celebration at Purple Heart Homes of Statesville, N.C on May 24th. Founded in 2008, Purple Heart Homes focuses on providing housing for veterans that is safe and accessible. Wastequip donated a 30-yard roll-off container and cover to support Purple Heart Homes’ mission to help build homes for veterans in need.
The container was on display at the recent WasteExpo show, where Wastequip and other waste industry professionals were encouraged to write messages of gratitude and support for veterans on it. Countless signatures and hand-written tributes cover the container to inspire veterans at Purple Heart Homes every day.
Marty Bryant, CEO of Wastequip, said, “As a veteran and member of the Wastequip family, I know firsthand the sacrifices these people have made for the greater good. We are proud to offer a small token of our gratitude by providing Purple Heart Homes with a much-needed piece of equipment for their construction efforts. This Memorial Day effort is part of our broader Wastequip Cares initiative designed to improve the lives of the people in the communities in which we operate. Together, we can build stronger communities and a brighter future for all.”
The luncheon celebration provided an opportunity for veterans to share their stories and be honored for their achievements and contributions.
John Gallina, CEO of Purple Heart Homes, said, “We are extremely grateful for the donation of this container and cover. It will save us money every month that can be used for more projects to help veterans in need.”
Through philanthropic efforts, Wastequip promotes a culture of goodwill by supporting charitable organizations and causes like Purple Heart Homes through giving and volunteering. To learn more, visit www.wastequip.com/about/wastequipcares.
Wastequip is the leading North American manufacturer of waste handling equipment, based in Charlotte, N.C., with an international network of manufacturing facilities and the most extensive dealer network in the industry. Wastequip's broad range of waste handling equipment and systems is used to collect, process and transport recyclables, solid waste, liquid waste and organics. The company's brands include Wastequip, Toter, Galbreath, Pioneer, Mountain Tarp, Cusco, Go To Parts, and Accurate. For more information, visit www.wastequip.com.