HOUSTON, June 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Briggs & Stratton Corporation is helping U.S. veterans defend themselves against power outages. In conjunction with generator dealer Power Now LLC, Briggs & Stratton donated a 60kW1 standby generator and two transfer switches to Camp Hope, a private retreat near Houston, Texas, that helps military veterans recover from combat trauma.
"The donation will help thousands of camp residents continue their recovery program uninterrupted, regardless of the weather outside that could cause a power interruption to the property," said John Taggart, owner of Power Now LLC. "Camp Hope is founded and run on donations, so when they asked Power Now and Briggs & Stratton for help, I knew the donation would be put to good use."
Veterans living at Camp Hope receive highly skilled support to help heal from combat trauma and post-traumatic stress. Camp Hope often experiences power outages due to severe weather. The donation will supply reliable backup power to the facility's Chapel/Recreation building and a large walk-in cooler.
"Briggs & Stratton is honored to support our military members, veterans and their families in recognition of their service and sacrifices," said Rob Poehlein, Senior Director of Sales for Briggs & Stratton standby power. "It's a privilege to provide protection in the form of dependable backup power to those who have protected our country."
Camp Hope is supported by the PTSD Foundation of America and relies on the generosity of others to provide help and hope for veterans and their families. To support the mission of the PTSD Foundation of America, visit ptsdusa.org/support. For information on Briggs & Stratton's standby generator systems, call 800-759-2744 or visit briggsandstratton.com.
About Briggs & Stratton Corporation:
Briggs & Stratton Corporation (NYSE: BGG), headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is focused on providing power to get work done and make people's lives better. Briggs & Stratton is the world's largest producer of gasoline engines for outdoor power equipment. Its wholly owned subsidiaries include North America's number one marketer of gas pressure washers, and it is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of power generation, lawn and garden, turf care and job site products through its Briggs & Stratton®, Simplicity®, Snapper®, Snapper Pro®, Ferris®, Vanguard™, Allmand®, Billy Goat®, Murray®, Branco® and Victa® brands. Briggs & Stratton products are designed, manufactured, marketed and serviced in over 100 countries on six continents. For additional information, please visit www.basco.com and www.briggsandstratton.com.
1 This generator is rated in accordance with UL (Underwriters Laboratories) 2200 (stationary engine generator assemblies) and CSA (Canadian Standards Association) standard C22.2 No. 100-14 (motors and generators).
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