Asheville, N.C. – Volvo Rents will donate construction equipment and volunteers to Homes for Our Troops for the non-profit organization's use when it builds the 35 homes it plans this year for injured service men and women.
"We are honored to join forces with an organization that gives back to the men and women who have so proudly served our country," said Nick Mavrick, vice president of marketing for Volvo Rents.
Since 2004, Homes for Our Troops has built and renovated more than 80 homes, adapting them specially to meet the needs of severely injured veterans and supplying them to the vets at no charge. The organization supports the severely injured service members and their families by raising donations of money, building materials, and professional labor, then coordinates the process of building a home that provides maximum freedom of movement and the ability to live more independently.
"We would not be able to support so many injured veterans without the fundraising and support from local businesses like Volvo Rents, "said John Gonsalves, president and founder of Homes for Our Troops. "These veterans sacrificed for our country, and I'm proud to come together with Volvo Rents to help restore their freedom and independence through the gift of a specially adapted home."
Volvo Rents will be providing services to projects in various states including Colorado, Florida, Georgia, the Carolinas, Texas, Maryland and Wisconsin.
Mavrick adds that Volvo Rents will also be painting some of the construction equipment red, white and blue in honor of the cause.
Volvo Rents stores rent an expanding line of Volvo compact equipment such as backhoe and skid steer loaders, compact wheel loaders and compact excavators. Volvo Rents stores also carry an extensive inventory of tools including light towers, generators, pumps, saws, lifts and other equipment. The focus is on daily, weekly and monthly rentals to construction, industrial, commercial and homeowner customers.
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