Gooseneck Implement and an anonymous donor teamed up to help out Hope Village, contributing a John Deere Gator worth $12,500 to the unified volunteer center.
Sales manager Brian Fauske and marketing manager Harley Austin handed over the keys of the all-terrain vehicle to Hope Village Director Pastor Paul Krueger and Village Coordinator Steve Carbno on Tuesday. The Gator will be used by Hope Village employees transfer food, supplies and equipment across the campus.
The anonymous donor initiated the process by contacting Gooseneck Implement, which deals exclusively with John Deere equipment in its eight stores throughout North Dakota.
Pastor Paul Krueger, director of Hope Village, takes a debut spin on a Gator all-terrain vehicle donated by Gooseneck Implement as village manager Steve Carbno rides shotgun.
Last week, the Church of Latter-day Saints donated the use of a dump trailer valued at $8,000 to Hope Village. It will be used to haul debris from construction sites.
The Latter-day Saints also donated several shop vacs, hand trucks and generators toward the long-term recovery efforts.