Coach & Equipment donates $10,000 to disaster relief

Staff Writer
The Chronicle Express
From left: Rick McMullen, President, Coach and Equipment; Chris VanHouten, UAW Shop Chair, Coach and Equipment; Katie Nord Peterson, Co-Chair, Yates Community Endowment; Joy Benson, Regional Coordinator, Rochester Area Community Foundation.

Coach and Equipment, the United Auto Workers (UAW), and Coach and Equipment employees are proud to make a $10,000 donation to the Yates Community Endowment Disaster Relief Fund.

The Disaster Relief Fund was established by Rochester Area Community Foundation, home of the Yates Community Endowment, to quickly respond to those affected by the severe flooding in Yates County.

“One of the key values at Coach and Equipment is to support the local community we have been a part of for the past century,” said Rick McMullen, President of Coach and Equipment. “We are extremely proud to work with Coach and Equipment employees and the UAW, to bring in a donation that will help those who have been affected by the recent flash flood.”

“I feel so honored to be a part of such a strong and generous community,” said Katie Nord Peterson, co-chair of the Yates Community Endowment Advisory Board. “We are so fortunate to have businesses like Coach and Equipment, that are dedicated to helping the Penn Yan community during this time of need.”

Coach and Equipment has been manufacturing small-to-midsize buses in Penn Yan since 1895. The company provides vehicles to municipalities, assisted living communities, higher education institutions, and other public and private entities. Its mission is to provide safe, reliable, high quality buses that can be customized to meet each client’s specific needs.

If you are interested in making a contribution, you can mail a check payable to Yates Community Endowment Disaster Relief Fund to P.O. Box 311, Penn Yan, N.Y. 14527, or make an online donation using a credit card at www.racf.org/HelpYates.

For more information on the Yates Community Endowment, visit www.racf.org/Yates, or contact Regional Coordinator Joy Benson at 585-341-4412 or jbenson@racf.org.

To make a donation

If you are interested in making a contribution, you can mail a check payable to Yates Community Endowment Disaster Relief Fund to P.O. Box 311, Penn Yan, N.Y. 14527 or make an online donation using a credit card at www.racf.org/HelpYates.

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