AGC Charities Donates More Than $100,000 to Puerto Rico Construction Workers

By on August 27, 2018

From Rental Pulse:  AGC Charities, the charitable arm of the Associated General Contractors of America, is providing 65 construction workers in Puerto Rico with $100,750 in donated funds to help cover losses they incurred as a result of Hurricane Maria. The checks, which amount to $1,550 per construction worker, are intended to help employees of firms that belong to the association cover the costs of uninsured and uncompensated damages caused by the storm.

“Contractors may do hard work, but they have soft hearts, especially when it comes to helping some of their own,” said Dirk Elsperman, national senior vice president of Associated General Contractors of America and executive vice president and chief operating officer of Tarlton Corp., St. Louis. “These checks won’t make everything right, but they will help these construction professionals get their lives back on track.”

AGC Charities organized a nationwide fundraising campaign in the wake of Hurricane Maria and the damages it caused to help provide grants for employees of member firms impacted by the storm. Elsperman noted that the charitable group received an “overwhelming” response and raised over $100,000. The 65 grants are being awarded to individuals who work for firms that belong to the association who suffered significant, uncompensated Hurricane-related damages.

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