Los Angeles, CA (May 22, 2020) – PCL Construction builds more than airports, hotels and sports facilities; we build communities by giving back to our fellow Angelenos where we live, work and play. As the state of California and the city of Los Angeles prepare to reopen, PCL has a vested interest in helping where possible and is providing face coverings to Council District 8 and Council District 9 to be distributed to community members with the greatest need.
“As a company founded on social responsibility, giving back to our communities is the cornerstone of our organization,” said Aaron Yohnke, vice president and district manager of PCL’s LA office. “As a 100% employee-owned company, we give back to communities where we live and work.”
Face coverings are now required for all of those living in LA County and are not always easily accessible to every household, especially those physically and financially vulnerable. Council District 8 and 9 have been incredibly agile in their response to the ever-changing landscape by providing meals for seniors, child care and much more.
“It's critical that Council District 8 residents have access to the personal protective equipment necessary to stay safe during these challenging times. It is important for our community to look out for each other,” said Marqueece Harris-Dawson, council member for Council District 8. “We appreciate this donation of masks from PCL that will support our essential workers and most vulnerable constituents.”
Over the years, PCL has built a strong relationship with these council districts and small businesses in their community through numerous projects including the recently-completed Banc of California Stadium and previous work at LA LIVE.
“Being able to supply the face coverings that were donated by PCL to local members of the community gives me a sense a purpose that also brings me joy,” said Lila Don of SafetyVibe, the supplier who provided the items for donation. “These face coverings provide peace of mind when having to go out in public and help them feel protected.”
About PCL Construction
PCL is a group of independent construction companies that carries out work across the United States, Canada, the Caribbean and Australia. These diverse operations in the civil infrastructure, heavy industrial and buildings markets are supported by a strategic presence in more than 30 major centers. Together, these companies have an annual construction volume of more than $6 billion USD, making PCL one of the largest contracting organizations in North America. Watch us build at PCL.com.