PCL Announces $1 Million Donation to Habitat for Humanity Across North America

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Edmonton, Alberta – The PCL family of companies has committed $1 million over the next two years to support Habitat for Humanity, a charitable organization dedicated to building homes and hope for well-deserving families.
PCL’s President and CEO Paul Douglas presented a cheque to Susan Green, Chair of Habitat for Humanity Edmonton (HFHE). The donation is a strong community statement as it will have a major impact on affordable housing by supporting Habitat’s mission throughout North America. 
“PCL has a long history of giving back to the communities across North America where we live and work,” said Douglas. “Our two cultures join perfectly in the work we do.”
The announcement took place at PCL’s North American Headquarters in Edmonton since the local Habitat affiliate will be the recipient of $100,000 toward a home in Anderson Gardens, which is the largest Habitat Built Green site in Canada. It is one of five Habitat builds to receive funding from PCL over a two-year period, the others being located in Winnipeg, Seattle, Anchorage, and Los Angeles.
HFHE board chair Susan Green said, “PCL is a leader in so many ways and this is just another outstanding example of their enlightened approach to business.”
PCL’s is committed to creating strong and sustainable communities through such organizations as Habitat for Humanity. This support is a natural extension of their values; employees are also pledging their personal time to volunteer at the five Habitat building projects.
Alfred Nikolai, HFHE president and CEO, said, “For PCL to support a local Edmonton family and make a large scale commitment to support Habitat for Humanity across North America demonstrates that they believe in the importance of community.”
In Denver, the announcement was made on July 6 by vice president of Finance Michael Kehoe and president Al Troppmann. Local and international representatives from Habitat for Humanity visited USHO to formally accept the donation.
“We are excited about our growing relationship with Habitat for Humanity,” said PCL’s US president and COO, Peter Beaupré. “PCL’s commitment to sustainability aligns with Habitat’s mission of promoting positive changes in our communities, while demonstrating stewardship of people and natural resources.”
The PCL family of companies is a group of independent construction companies which carry out diverse operations in the civil infrastructure, heavy industrial, and buildings markets. Together, these companies have an annual construction volume of more than $5 billion, making PCL the largest contracting organization in Canada and one of the largest in the United States. Offices are strategically located in major North American centers to support work across Canada, the continental United States, Alaska, the Hawaiian Islands, and the Caribbean. Watch us build at www.pcl.com.