Feb. 21 2019 10:59 AM

Employees built dressers for kids transitioning into permanent housing.

Photo courtesy Terex Utilities

Terex Utilities, a Watertown, South Dakota-based company that manufactures cherry pickers and other aerial lift devices used by tree trimming and landscape companies has found a way to give some needy children a lift — into their very own beds.

The company has partnered with Beds for Kids, a Charlotte, North Carolina 501(c)3 whose mission is serving the thousands of children who sleep without a bed or on the floor every night. It provides beds and other essential furniture to families transitioning from homeless shelters into permanent housing.

This February, Terex Utilities team members took a break from their annual sales training to assemble new dressers for the charity.

“Each year, Terex Utilities team members seek to partner with the local community where we hold our annual sales training by assisting an organization serving people in need,” says Joe Caywood, director of marketing.

“One of our core values at Terex is citizenship — and reaching out like this allows us to work together to make a small difference in the lives of people who are struggling.”

Beds for Kids spokesperson Kevin Warren says “We strive to serve thousands of children and their families each year. Without the support of our community, we would not be able to continue advancing our mission of providing beds and essential furniture to children and their families in need. We appreciate Terex and their help with these dressers.”

To find out how to volunteer or contribute, visit www.bedsforkids.org.