WAUWATOSA, WI(June 11, 2008) – To assist the underdeveloped area of Rosita, Briggs & Stratton has donated eight generators and two pressure washers to United Hearts for Health.
“We are thrilled to help United Hearts for Health and the good people of Rosita,” said Todd Teske, Briggs & Stratton COO. “Nicaragua has over 80% of their population living in poverty, and we are glad that the people of Rosita can make use of Briggs & Stratton products, especially as they recover from Hurricane Felix.”
The total value of the generators and pressure washers is approximately $4,000.
“On behalf of the people of Rosita, Nicaragua and United Hearts for Health, I would like to express profound gratitude to all the people of Briggs and Stratton for their extraordinary generosity and compassion,” said Barbara Lent, co-
Chairperson of United Hearts for Health. “The impact of dependable electrical power will have immense impact on the health and well-being of these struggling people as they arise from extreme poverty.”
Hurricane Felix hit Nicaragua in September of 2007, and the area is still recovering to this day. Designed to assist with this type of disaster relief, the generators and pressure washers were shipped to Rosita at the end of May 2008.
“Part of our company philosophy at Briggs & Stratton is to provide help to those who need it,” Teske said. “We’re committed to spending our next 100 years helping communities in need.”
United Hearts for Health is a health partnership linking Fond du Lac, Wisconsin with Rosita, Nicaragua. UHH joins Holy Family Parish in Fond du Lac with Santa Rosa Parish in Rosita by facilitating community efforts to assist in raising the standard of health care and promoting a healthier environment in Rosita, Nicaragua, and the surrounding rural areas. This long-term relationship will seek to work in partnership with the people of Rosita, its health care and church community and Nicaraguan government, while recognizing the dignity and the many talents of the people we hope to serve.
Contact: Deanna Zabel