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Mack South Fire Station gets new roof, thanks to Mack Trucks donation

Published On: Nov 21 2012 11:29:16 AM CST
Updated On: Nov 21 2012 06:31:25 PM CST

Mack Trucks donates to help replace Mack South fire station

ALLENTOWN, Pa. -

Mack Trucks is pitching in to help the City of Allentown recover from the damage left behind by Hurricane Sandy.

On Wednesday, the company donated $25,000 to help repair the roof of the Mack South Fire Station at 1902 Lehigh Street, located near the Mack Customer Center in Allentown.

“This storm hit very close to home,” said Kevin Flaherty, president of Mack Trucks North American Sales & Marketing. “The Mack South Fire Station provides critical services to the community, and we wanted to offer support to the city and the fire department as they manage through the repairs caused by this devastating storm.”

Hurricane Sandy's wind gusts severely damaged the fires station's roof,  making all four fire truck bays unusable.

Fire trucks and special teams from the station were temporarily relocated to other stations during repairs.

The station is back in service even though additional repairs are ongoing.

“I want to express my sincere gratitude for the assistance from Mack Trucks and their continued interest in the City of Allentown. Their generous donation will go a long way toward helping cover the cost of the damage,” said Robert Scheirer, Allentown fire chief.