RSC Equipment Rental lent its support to The New York Says Thank You Foundation volunteer initiative to help rebuild Greensburg, Kan., a town destroyed by a tornado in 2007. RSC stores in Kansas including locations in Dodge City and Liberal provided more than 12 pieces of aerial and earth moving equipment for use in the reconstruction of Greensburg’s 14,000 square foot Main Pavilion of the 4-H County
Fairground. The New York Says Thank You Foundation commenced building of the pavilion on September 5.
RSC customers from the local Kansas community also participated. Brackney Construction of Hays oversaw the project and Lester Buildings of Wichita supplied in-kind materials. The New York Says Thank You Foundation effort was led by 250+ volunteers, including New York City Firefighters, 9/11 family members and Ground Zero Construction workers. The project concluded with a communitywide celebration on September 7.
“RSC is a proud member of the Kansas community and we are thrilled to lend our support to The New York Says Thank You Foundation in this worthy cause. Our local stores and customers share a deep commitment to helping our neighbors and we are pleased to provide equipment and services for this effort,” said Doug Call, senior branch manager. “We applaud the people of Greensburg, like the New York Says Thank You Foundation, they embody tenacity and perseverance. We wish them continued success in their recovery efforts.”
In an annual tradition to commemorate the kindness extended to New Yorkers in the days following September 11, The New York Says Thank You Foundation sends New York City firefighters, many of them survivors of the World Trade Center attacks, to help rebuild communities around the U.S. affected by disaster.