Construction company helps fill local food banks by donating more than $1 million over last decade
Seattle, Washington (December 7, 2018) – This year marks one decade of giving to local food banks by PCL Construction and helping provide local families with a holiday meal. This holiday season, PCL is donating $65,000 to 18 food banks across the U.S.
A total of $5,000 was donated locally to Food Lifeline and Northwest Harvest in order to help families right here in western Washington where according to Northwest Harvest, one in six Washingtonians relies on their local food bank, and one in five children lives in a household that struggles to put food on the table.
“Not only were we able to contribute to both Food Lifeline and Northwest Harvest this year, but many of our employees generously gave their time to volunteer at Food Lifeline to rescue food for those in need,” said Aaron Wiehe, vice president and district manager of PCL’s Seattle office. “At PCL, we not only build great projects, we help build stronger communities.”
In addition to the company’s food bank donations, the employees of PCL’s Seattle office are contributing toys and household items to Toys for Tots and Bellevue LifeSpring, both of which sponsor less fortunate families during the holiday season.
“With sobering statistics about families right here in our neighborhoods who struggle with hunger, we are fortunate to be able to help others, and we welcome the opportunity to make a positive difference,” said Wiehe.
About PCL Construction
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 more than $6 billion, making PCL one of the largest contracting organizations in North America. Watch us build at PCL.com.