Aug. 26 2019 12:00 AM

The donation will help the new homeowners maintain their homes without extra costs.

From left to right: Scott Wright, executive director, Retail Leadership Institute; Jeff Cardwell, vice chair of The Fuller Center for Housing and owner of Cardwell Do-It-Best stores and Roger Phelps, corporate communications manager, Stihl Inc.
Photo: Stihl Inc.

Stihl Inc., Virginia Beach, Virginia, is collaborating with The Fuller Center for Housing, a nonprofit organization that partners with local community leaders and organizations to build and refurbish homes for needy families and eradicate poverty housing. Partner families work alongside volunteers throughout the construction process. The company is supplying battery-powered mowers and accessories valued at $72,000 to support the Center’s mission to provide adequate shelter for people in need worldwide.

“All the houses we build or restore have something in common — a yard, and yards require maintenance,” says David Snell, president of The Fuller Center for Housing. “This gift from Stihl will be of tremendous help to these families as they strive to maintain their new homes.

“We’ve learned that one new, well-kept home goes a long way towards improving entire neighborhoods, so the benefit of this gift will go well beyond the new homeowner,” added Snell. “We are truly grateful to Stihl for this most generous contribution to making the world a better place for us all.”

This is not the first time that Stihl has supported the organization, having donated some of its battery products back in 2016. The 100 Stihl battery-powered lawn mowers donated this year will allow these new homeowners a means of maintaining their properties without having to spend money on fuel.

“The Fuller Center is a vital resource for those in need,” says Roger Phelps, corporate communications manager for Stihl Inc. “We want to help The Fuller Center’s mission by empowering these families with the products they need to easily maintain their new properties. Our battery-powered mowers will allow them to do this with at a low operating cost, and with virtually zero ongoing maintenance required.”