As part of Sukup Manufacturing Co.'s 50th anniversary of being in business, the company teamed up with Global Compassion Network to raise money to provide 50 Sukup Safe T Homes for donation to less fortunate areas of the world where people are in desperate need of housing. Together with GCN, the goal was to raise enough donations to provide for 25 Safe T Homes.
Sukup, headquartered at Sheffield in north-central Iowa, is the world's leading manufacturer of grain bins. The company makes the Safe T Homes which resemble a small grain bin. The Safe T Homes provide safe, comfortable accommodations for people to live in them.
Earlier this year, Sukup pledged to match donations 1 for 1; for a total of 50 homes. The goal for the "50 Homes for Humanity" campaign has been met, the company announced on November 20. Not only has the money been raised, but the homes are already on their way to help people in need in the Philippines and Kenya.
Many fundraising events were held this year to drum up donations to help pay for manufacturing and delivery of the Safe T Homes
Many events were organized to drive donations for the campaign in 2013. Events included a celebrity golf tournament; 50 Homes Week, an event for Sukup employees; and Homes for Haiti, an event sponsored by churches in the Mason City, Iowa area. The Safe T Home was also displayed at farm shows, including the Farm Progress Show in Decatur, Ill., and Husker Harvest in Grand Island, Neb., as well as at the Iowa Speedway throughout the racing season. Donations were also received at the Sukup Slicer employee golf tournament.
Sukup Safe T Homes are engineered structures that are suitable for all phases of recovery effort. They are quick and easy to construct, making them ideal for emergency situations. The all-steel construction makes the Sukup Safe T Home perfect for longer-term use, since they are weather-proof, fire-proof, and termite-proof. They are also movable, making them well-suited to transitional shelter needs. The round shape of the Safe T Home allows the unit to withstand high winds. They are also virtually earthquake proof.
Sukup Manufacturing Co. is a family-owned grain storage, drying, and handling equipment manufacturer located in Sheffield, Iowa, USA. Sukup has been providing top quality products to agricultural producers since 1963. The product line includes on-farm and commercial grain bins, portable and tower dryers, centrifugal and axial fans and heaters, stirring machines, bin unloading equipment and bin floors and supports. Sukup also manufactures a line of material handling equipment that includes bucket elevators, drag conveyors and chain loop conveyors, as well as a line of steel buildings. Sukup products are sold throughout the U.S. and Canada, as well as in over 50 foreign countries.