Philanthropy

The Minnesota Asphalt Pavement Association (MAPA) is ready FORE summer by opening registration for its 7th Annual Golf Outing to be held Aug. 10, 2020, from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Bunker Hills Golf Club located at 12800 Bunker Prairie Rd. NW in Coon Rapids, Minn.

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, the Caterpillar Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Caterpillar Inc., originally announced a commitment of $8.5 million to support global communities. Part of the funding included a 2:1 match for a limited time for United States employee and retiree donations made to eligible nonprofits.

The Caterpillar Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Caterpillar Inc., announced a commitment to help fight racism and social injustice. To honor the lives lost and keep with its mission, the Caterpillar Foundation is donating $1 million split between the following two organizations ($500,000 each): The Equal Justice Initiative is committed to ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment, challenging racial and economic injustice, and protecting fundamental human rights for the most vulnerable in our society.

Together Stephenson Equipment and LeeBoy are putting together the first ever "Stars & Stripes" version of LeeBoy's 8520B asphalt paver in support of The Gary Sinise Foundation. Over the past few months, Stephenson and LeeBoy have been compiling a significant donation in support of the Gary Sinise Foundation and its Emergency COVID-19 Combat Service Campaign.

At Volvo Construction Equipment, we believe each of us has a role in building the world we want to live in. The COVID-19 pandemic brought this purpose very close to home and led to a new partnership with the Shippensburg Community Resource Coalition (SCRC) to help our neighbors.

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) In the midst of a lot of bad news, here's a nice change of pace. A former forester and forest conservation advocate from Oregon has bequeathed roughly $2 million to shine a light at the end of a long tunnel to an elusive National Conservation Legacy Center in Missoula.

As a result of the sale of its Gold Rush excavator, Volvo Construction Equipment has contributed $290,000 to two nonprofit organizations — Building Homes for Heroes and Habitat for Humanity. Volvo introduced the excavator to commemorate the 10th season of Gold Rush on Discovery Channel.

To assist those impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, Mack Trucks and the American Trucking Associations (ATA) are partnering with the American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN) to deliver vital supplies, such as food and personal-care items, to nonprofit organizations who distribute these goods locally.

America is filled with ordinary people performing extraordinary acts of service and sacrifice for the benefit of others. Cheri Wood fits that description perfectly. She has felt the call to render assistance ever since a life-changing event more than 40 years ago.

Eleven children of highway workers who were killed or permanently disabled on the job will receive post-high school financial assistance for the 2020-21 school year from the American Road & Transportation Builders Association Transportation Development Foundation's (ARTBA-TDF) "Lanford Family Highway Worker Memorial Scholarship" fund.

In response to sustained demand for personal protective equipment (PPE) as a result of COVID-19, Mack Trucks donated approximately 500 pieces of PPE that it manufactured at its Lehigh Valley Operations (LVO) plant in Macungie, Pa. "The Mack team is committed to doing what we can to help the communities in which we live and work, and I'm very proud of our LVO employees for stepping up to produce PPE during the coronavirus pandemic," said Rickard Lundberg, vice president and general manager at LVO.