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PCL Construction Donates $150,000 to Food Banks

November 21, 2012

Just in time for the holiday season, PCL Construction donates $150,000
to local food banks across the nation.

DENVER, CO, Nov. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – As families gather to give thanks for
what they have and the food they eat, 18 million Americans will
struggle to feed their families, according to the Department of
Agriculture. Hunger continues to be a growing issue impacting
communities, so to help meet this year’s need PCL Construction has
donated $150,000 to food banks around the country.

“Food banks across the country are doing more than ever before and we
are pleased to offer our help to keep up with the demand,” said Peter
Beaupré, president and COO for PCL’s US operations. “Four years ago, we
saw the value of supporting food banks, and the need continues to grow
throughout the communities where PCL operates.”

PCL began its food bank giving initiative in 2009, and since that time
PCL has given a total of $588,000 to food banks across the US,
providing approximately 4.7 million meals. In addition to monetary
donations, several PCL employees have also volunteered their time to
assist with sorting and organizing incoming food donations.

“We are so grateful for PCL’s generous support, their donation will help
thousands of homeless and hungry men, women, and children in our
community,” said Leslie Millett, director of Public Relations for the
Raleigh Rescue Mission. “Helping our neighbors in need often starts
with a hot meal, and PCL’s gift is enough to provide about 3,570 meals
to the hungry. That meal is often the first step towards a changed
life. We are thankful to have PCL’s help in meeting the needs and
changing the lives of those less fortunate.” “For the fourth year in a
row, PCL has generously provided the Place of Forsyth County with a
grant to support the agency’s food programs,” said Sandy Beaver,
executive director at the Place of Forsyth County, located in Cumming,
Georgia. “This year, employees were actively involved in putting boxes
of food together for the annual Thanksgiving distribution. The Board of
Directors, staff, and the clients we serve are sincerely appreciative
of this long-term partnership.”

PCL offices in 15 locations across the country have provided $10,000 to
food banks in Anchorage, Atlanta, Bakersfield, Dallas, Denver,
Honolulu, Houston, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Orlando, Raleigh, San
Diego, Seattle, Tampa, and Tempe, for a collective donation of
$150,000. The organizations supported by PCL’s food bank giving this
year include:

    9Cares Colorado Shares                                                              360 Communities

    Food Bank of Alaska                                                            Food Bank of Seward, Alaska

    Food Lifeline                                                                  Foothill Unity Center

    Golden Empire Gleaners                                                     Hawaii Food Bank

    Houston Food Bank                                                               LA Mission

    Lift-Up: The Glenwood Springs Food Pantry  Metropolitan Ministries

    North Point                                     Northwest Harvest

    North Texas Food Bank                                                              Place of Forsyth 

    Raleigh Rescue Mission                                                        Salvation Army

    San Diego Food Bank                                                            Second Harvest of Central Florida

    Southeast Alaska Food Bank                                                      St. Mary's Food Bank

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 more than $6 billion, making PCL one of the largest contracting
organizations in North America. Watch us build at PCL.com.

SOURCE PCL family of companies

Source: PR Newswire