Rescue Hose Co. recipient of JLG community donations

Staff Writer
Echo Pilot
JLG and Rescue Hose Co. representatives gathered for the presentation of a donation to the rescue organization by the company.

JLG Industries, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company and a leading manufacturer of aerial work platforms and telescopic material handlers, has announced multiple donations to support local human services organizations in communities where JLG has a presence. That includes the Rescue Hose Co. in the Greencastle-Antrim community.

The Oshkosh Corporation foundation, Inc., the charitable arm of Oshkosh Corporation, donated $185,000 to area community support organizations, including fire companies, Habitat for Humanity and Boys & Girls Clubs.

“In the face of economic challenges, communities are being forced to make difficult budgetary decisions, even as they search for ways to continue to provide services that are increasingly more important to their citizens,” said Wilson Jones, president of JLG and executive vice president of the access equipment segment of Oshkosh Corporation. “It is our hope that the donations we are making will help to ensure that things like fire protection, housing services and successful programs for children and youth so critical to any community will remain intact and continue to service families in the communities where we live and work.”

The foundation made its largest donation, $50,000, to Camp Sinoquipe, a Boy Scout camp located near Fort Littleton. In addition, the foundation issued individual checks, in amounts between $5,000 and $20,000, to fire companies in Shade Gap, Hustontown, McConnellsburg, Needmore, Mercersburg, Shippensburg, Greencastle and Bedford, as well as in Hagerstown and Maugansville, Md. Habitat for Humanity chapters in Franklin County, Washington County, and Wayne County, Ohio received $5,000 donations, as did the McConnellsburg Sports Complex, the Women in Need program in Chambersburg and the Every Woman's Shelter in Wayne County, Ohio.

The foundation also distributed checks in the amount of $3,500 to Boys & Girls Clubs in Chambersburg and Washington County. Other Washington County organizations that benefited from foundation donations included the Parent Child Center ($6,000), Big Brothers Big Sisters ($3,500) and Girls Inc. ($3,500).