Sukup Helping Shelter The Homeless - Wandtv.com, NewsCenter17, StormCenter17, Central Illinois News-

Sukup Helping Shelter The Homeless

Posted:

Decatur - We all know agriculture feeds the world.  And now, one agricultural manufacturer is helping house the homeless.

Sukup is working with the Global Compassion Network (GCN) to provide shelter for people in Haiti, Peru and Kenya.  Sukup is using the technology used in producing grain bins to manufacture smaller single family homes and shelters.

GCN approached Sukup after the 2010 earthquake in Haiti.  "So it really was the Sukup family trying to do something where we take grain bin technology and answer the needs for homeless people around the world," GCN's Terry Baxter told WAND News.

Charitable donations help pay for the shelters which cost about $5,600 each.  The shelters can last as long as 40 to 60 years.

 

 

Powered by WorldNow

904 South Side Drive
Decatur, IL 62521
Primary Phone: 217-424-2500
Primary Email: news@wandtv.com

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014, WorldNow and WAND. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms