Sewer Equipment, a local manufacturer of sewer cleaning and vacuum excavation equipment, presented a $5,000 donation to Dixon’s local Habitat for Humanity organization.
The Habitat for Humanity program offers employees the opportunity to volunteer their time to assist in the building of homes for local families. Also, as a part of this program, Sewer Equipment committed to providing a monetary donation to help offset the cost of required housing materials. John Wichmann, President of Sewer Equipment, presented a check to Brad Hunsberger, President of Dixon Habitat for Humanity, at its monthly company meeting on Thursday.
The donation came as a welcomed surprise to the local organization, who was not expecting many promised donations until later into the year or upon an economic turnaround. When asked about the timing for the company’s donation, Wichmann commented, “We (Sewer Equipment) have been very fortunate throughout this time. We continue to employ people and manufacture essential equipment that helps maintain our nation’s critical underground infrastructure. It is so important for us to give back, especially during a time of financial uncertainty for many people and businesses in our local community.”
While employee volunteering is currently on hold due to COVID-19 safety restrictions, the company’s employees still plan to put their building skills to the test as soon as they are given the go-ahead from local government. “As for now, we will continue to work diligently every day to keep our employees safe, healthy and working because, at the end of the day, that too has a positive impact on our local community,” Wichmann concluded.
For more information on how you can get involved with Habitat for Humanity, call 815-499-5520. Information on Sewer Equipment and its products can be found at www.sewerequipment.com.