Briggs & Stratton generators light up Haiti

Wauwatosa-based Briggs & Stratton recently donated 240 portable generators to Haiti through nonprofit organization Haiti Partners and the Pan American Development Foundation (PADF).
The generators will be used to light emergency centers, clinics and classrooms that still do not have electricity four months after the earthquake.
"We are humbled to make this donation that will hopefully make a difference in the quality of everyday living in Haiti," said Laura Timm, director of corporate communications at Briggs & Stratton. "Our core value is to improve the lives of others in our community and in order to make a difference we must consider that community the world."
The donated generators, valued at $250,000, can run for 13 hours on a tank of gasoline and can produce enough electricity for a small home.
"This generous and much-needed in-kind contribution by Briggs & Stratton will make a significant difference in the lives of Haitians," said John Sanbrailo, PADF’s executive director.

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