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Case, dealer provide equipment for ‘Sustainable Heroes’ project
Staff Report | December 14, 2015
An excavator and compact track loaders from Case were used to assist in earthmoving and hardscaping for the project.

An excavator and compact track loaders from Case were used to assist in earthmoving and hardscaping for the project.
Photo: Case Construction Equipment

With help from Case Construction Equipment and Sonsray Machinery – a Case dealer serving Washington, Oregon, California and northern Nevada – TV host Ahmed Hassan and his “Sustainable Heroes” volunteers provided a new landscape for a transitional housing project in Escondido, California.

Case and Sonsray provided a midsize excavator and two compact track loaders for construction of the landscape, including an edible garden and hardscape design at the Aster Street Gardens housing complex.

The Sustainable Heroes group is made up of freelance professionals, including carpenters, landscape contractors, project managers and designers, among others. The group travels the country and chooses humanitarian and sustainability projects where they feel their charitable works will make a positive impact on a particular community and help bring awareness to a worthy cause or organization.

Hassan and his group worked with Interfaith Community Services of Escondido on the Aster Street Gardens project.

Aster Gardens serves as transitional housing complex for families and individuals in need. Photo: Case Construction Equipment 

Aster Gardens serves as transitional housing complex for families and individuals in need.
Photo: Case Construction Equipment

“Aster Gardens provides women, children, seniors, vets and others with a safe place to get their lives back on track after homelessness or difficult and traumatic life circumstances,” Hassan said. “The new landscape will provide their family complex with an outdoor living space and recreational area for the people who live there to relax, play and socialize, while enjoying their natural surroundings.”

Jim Hasler, vice president-North America for Case Construction Equipment, said the company’s employees appreciate the work of Hassan and the Sustainable Heroes volunteers. “What his team has done with Aster Gardens is remarkable,” Hasler said, “and we’re proud our equipment helped make it happen.”

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