Stephenson Equipment and LeeBoy’s Stars & Stripes Themed 8520B Paver Raises over 25K for the Gary Sinise Foundation’s Emergency COVID-19 Combat Service Campaign
Thursday July 16, 2020 at Stephenson Equipment’s Headquarters in Harrisburg, PA the “Stars & Stripes” paver was delivered to Hoffer Paving and a donation of $25,150.00 was presented to support the Gary Sinise Foundation.
A small socially distanced event was held bringing together friends and family of Stephenson Equipment who made possible the first-ever Stars & Stripes themed LeeBoy paver. Gathered with industry leaders were community first-responders, veterans, healthcare professionals, fire fighters and police. “We wanted to bring together our community heroes” said Charlie Walsh, EVP of Sales and Marketing for Stephenson Equipment. “With our donation going to support the Sinise Foundation’s Emergency COVID-19 Combat Service Campaign, we wanted to have this small event to not only commemorate the delivery of the paver and the donation, but to give first responders a chance to speak about how this pandemic affects their daily workday.”
U.S. Congressman and retired Army National Guard Brigadier General Scott Perry got word of the delivery event and wanted to be there in attendance. Perry spoke at the event “If you know me, you know I love equipment, usually when you see a paver it is covered in asphalt, this is a great opportunity to see this beautiful paver clean.” “We appreciate Stephenson’s leadership, the hard work of Hoffer Paving and the Gary Sinise Foundation.”
Hoffer Paving based in Annville, PA first heard on the “Stars & Stripes” paver from Scott Schatz, Stephenson’s territory manager for their area. Hoffer paving was on hand for the event and Linda Hoffer while speaking at the event mentioned her husband Joe who started the business in 2002, their son Joey, the second generation of the business and their employees “who’s dedication and hard work have made Hoffer Paving what it is today.” She also added, “We were so honored that Stephenson Equipment offered the LeeBoy Stars & Stripes paver to us, we were founded in 2002 and Stephenson has been our equipment company from the start and LeeBoy has been our paver of choice.”
Stephenson has been a LeeBoy dealer for nearly 30 years and the two industry leaders have teamed-up like this before, back in 2016 together they raised and donated $100,000 to the American Cancer Society with their “Pink Paver Project.” Kristi Harris, LeeBoy’s Director of Marketing was on hand at the event along with LeeBoy’s Northeast Territory Manager Jim Harkins. Kristi noted that; “When Stephenson approached us about this endeavor, we proudly said yes.”
It’s not too late to give, if you or your company would like to be part of this exciting “Stars & Stripes” Paver project, please visit the donation page and contribute, make the total grow!
To donate go to: https://donate.garysinisefoundation.org/StephensonandLeeBoy. Gifts may be made in honor/in memory of an individual or organization by selecting the dedication checkbox during the online donation process.
With the continued spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) across the nation, the Gary Sinise Foundation has been providing grants to first responders in need of personal protective equipment when answering COVID-19 service calls. The foundation is also providing financial assistance to healthcare professionals, service members, veterans, first responders, and their families who have been impacted by the novel coronavirus.