Together with GCN, the goal was to raise donations for 25 Safe T Homes. 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.
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 events were organized to drive donations for the campaign. 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, Illinois, and Husker Harvest in Grand Island, Nebraska, 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.