Peterbilt Motors Co. announced a $269,814 donation to the United Way of Denton County’s 2010 fund-raising campaign. Peterbilt’s employees raised $159,814, and Peterbilt’s parent company Paccar contributed an additional $110,000 in support of Peterbilt’s efforts. The donation was presented to the 2010 United Way Campaign Chairman on Thursday, Dec. 16, at Peterbilt’s Truck Plant in Denton, Texas.
“Peterbilt and our employees are dedicated to helping improve the lives of friends, neighbors and those in our community who need our help,” says Bill Jackson, Peterbilt general manager and Paccar vice president. “Together, with the generous contributions of our employees and the partnership with United Way of Denton County, we can make a difference in building a stronger community not only for today, but for future generations to come.”
Peterbilt is the United Way of Denton County’s largest corporate contributor, having donated almost a total of $4 million over the past 10 years. “The leadership and employees of Peterbilt have identified that the United Way of Denton County leads the way in providing services and assistance in our community,” says Todd Price, the 2010-2011 United Way of Denton County board chair. “As we are focused on improving the areas of education, income and health, their increased support this year is a testament of the difference United Way is making in our community.”