John Deere has pledged to match donations up to $100,000 made to the Construction Angels nonprofit from November 1 to December 31, 2023, to support family members of construction workers who have died on the job site.
Construction Angels offers critical support when tragedy strikes, providing financial assistance, grief counseling services and long-term scholarship funding to family members left behind when a construction worker dies on the job site.
“John Deere is humbled to provide support to Construction Angels,” said Jason Daly, VP, earthmoving sales, marketing, and customer success at John Deere, in a statement. “This contribution will enable continuity for family members who have lost a construction worker.”
The founder of Construction Angels, Kristi Gibbs, has dedicated her life to providing a support system in the moments when tragedy strikes.
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“In this business, you never know what might happen,” said Gibbs. “You never know what could cause an accident. Safety is our number-one goal in construction. We try to anticipate any different type of construction issue that might occur on the jobsite and prepare for it. But there are accidents that happen that we cannot prepare for."
When tragic construction-related fatalities occur, Construction Angels provides immediate financial assistance and grief counseling to the spouse and children who are left behind. A scholarship fund created by the nonprofit also helps ensure children who lost a parent will still have the financial means to pursue higher education.
Construction Angels is currently providing support in 24 states nationwide and is aiming to expand its assistance to all 50 states by 2030.
Source: John Deere