Paccar Parts partnered with Earth Corps as part of United Way’s National Day of Caring. Earlier this month, more than 80 Paccar Parts employees spent the day removing non-native plant species, implementing measures to prevent weed growth in the future and maintaining healthy areas of forest at Warren G. Magnuson Park in Seattle. Their goal was to restore health to the forested areas and improve living spaces for local wildlife, according to an announcement.
Paccar Parts has paired with Earth Corps in the past on similar projects and has participated in the National Day of Caring, organized by United Way, for the last three years.
“Paccar has great appreciation for giving back. It starts at the top with our leadership team, who actively encourage employees to participate in events like this or give back to our communities,” says Gina Bowker, Paccar Parts leadership development participant and the coordinator for Paccar Parts’ involvement.
“Paccar has a longstanding history with community giving and it’s not always about writing a check. This event is a unique way for our team to be hands on and get involved,” Bowker adds. Working together, Paccar Parts employees helped ensure the continued health of the 350-acre park.
“Our employees are encouraged to give back to the communities we live and work in, and this event presented an excellent opportunity for us to do so,” says David Danforth, Paccar vice president and Paccar Parts general manager. “We take pride in the culture of philanthropy and volunteerism we have here at Paccar and Paccar Parts.”