GM donates truck to Habitat for Humanity




Staff from Genesee County Habitat for Humanity and General Motors beside the newly donated vehicle.

Staff from Genesee County Habitat for Humanity and General Motors beside the newly donated vehicle.

FLINT — General Motors has donated a 2016 Silverado 2500 HD to the Genesee County Habitat for Humanity for use in their projects to build homes in Genesee County communities.

Jim Scrimger, plant manager of GM Flint North American Tooling Center (UAW Local 659), presented the keys to Genesee County Habitat for Humanity Executive Director Margaret Kato at an event to celebrate the donation.

“Genesee County Habitat for Humanity is committed to building a sustainable community for our employees to live and work,” said Scrimger. “We are excited to provide them with a Flint-built truck to haul supplies to build affordable homes for the citizens of Genesee County.”

The Tooling Center’s partnership with the Genesee County Habitat for Humanity has existed for several years and has resulted in projects ranging from general landscaping to a complete house reconstruction. “Our partnership with General Motors has been a true asset to our organization throughout the years,” said Kato. “Their generous donation of this truck is only the most recent contribution they have given us in a long list of support and we couldn’t be more grateful.”

Margaret Kato, Genesee County Habitat for Humanity, executive director, spoke on the importance of a newly donated 2016 Silverado 2500 HD to the Genesee County Habitat for Humanity. Jim Scrimger, plant manager, GM Flint North American Tooling Center, who earlier gave her the keys for the vehicle, observes the speech in background.

Margaret Kato, Genesee County Habitat for Humanity, executive director, spoke on the importance of a newly donated 2016 Silverado 2500 HD to the Genesee County Habitat for Humanity. Jim Scrimger, plant manager, GM Flint North American Tooling Center, who earlier gave her the keys for the vehicle, observes the speech in background.

The GM team most recently partnered with the Genesee County Habitat for Humanity to construct a multi-purpose pavilion in the Foss Avenue neighborhood of Flint and has plans for two additional projects this year including a new home build. — L.R.


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