Seattle, Washington (January 5, 2017) – The PCL family of companies is pleased to announce a $4,968,714 donation to United Ways across North America from its overall 2016 campaign. Twenty-eight PCL districts held fundraising campaigns to support their local United Way agencies.
“In all of our operating locations across North America, PCL employees continue to do what it takes to make their communities better places to live and work. Partnering with United Way allows us to make an important impact by helping those who need it most,” said Dave Filipchuk, PCL president and CEO.
The $4.9 million in fundraising will help agencies like the United Way of King County and the individuals who draw on their services. These funds will go towards various partnerships, programs, and services in three main sectors that United Way supports. Education, income, and wellness are areas that address the overall well-being of children through adults, from schooling and hot lunch programs to employment services and health care.
“By encouraging our employees to give locally, we are able to see the impact of our donations and how they are changing lives, right here in our own communities,” said Thomas Doig, PCL vice president and Seattle district manager.
PCL has been giving to the United Way for nearly 50 years, and was the builder for the Mile High United Way Headquarters in Denver as well as facilities in Honolulu, Regina (Saskatchewan), and Calgary (Alberta). The United Way even created a thank you video for PCL, recognizing its years of continued support.
PCL’s efforts during the 2016 campaign included everything from a donation challenge for collecting coats for kids and families, to holding raffles and various office contests such as an executive dunk tank. Get more information on PCL’s community giving online.
About the PCL family of companies
PCL is a group of independent construction companies that carries out work across the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, and in Australia. These diverse operations in the civil infrastructure, heavy industrial, and buildings markets are supported by a strategic presence in 31 major centers. Together, these companies have an annual construction volume of $8 billion, making PCL the largest contracting organization in Canada and one of the largest in North America. Watch us build at pcl.com.