FULTON COUNTY, PA. -- A charitable foundation of the Oshkosh Corp. donated thousands of dollars last week to local organizations in the home communities of is subsidiary, JLG Industries.
The United Way of Shippensburg, Pa., the Fulton County Food Basket and the Fulton County Catholic Mission were three of eight organizations that received money from the Oshkosh Corp. Foundation.
United Way of Washington County, Md., also received money.
Oshkosh contributed $75,000 to JLG's home communities, according to a company press release.
A total of $35,000 was given to the organizations that serve Franklin and Fulton counties.
Economic struggles hit Fulton County hard, including layoffs at the JLG plant in McConnellsburg, Pa., forcing many residents to turn to charities for assistance, said Connie Stellmacher, vice president of the Oshkosh Corp. Foundation.
"In today's economic conditions, Oshkosh Corp. understands how important these organizations are to thousands of area families and individuals who are struggling just to put food on the table," she said in the release.