NASSCO, a non-profit organization dedicated to setting the standards for the rehabilitation of underground utilities, recently sent $10,000 to the American Red Cross for the Haitian Relief Effort to aid victims of the catastrophic Haiti earthquake on Jan. 12 that took more than 250,000 lives and left the country in complete disaster.

The announcement was made to NASSCO members during the organization’s 34th Annual Meeting, Feb. 12-14 in Miami Lakes, Fla.

“It’s the right thing to do,” said NASSCO executive director Irv Gemora. “Prior to the earthquake, Haiti struggled in many areas, including what most Americans consider to be basic infrastructure, such as clean water, sewer systems and more. The earthquake not only wiped out buildings, homes, churches, and hundreds of thousands of lives, but the underground infrastructure — what was in place — also was greatly damaged. I am saddened by this natural disaster and pleased that our organization can do our part to help.”

NASSCO is no stranger in providing help during a natural disaster. In 2005 when Hurricane Katrina left the City of New Orleans trapped under broken levees, NASSCO sent $17,000 to support relief efforts.
NASSCO is dedicated to setting the industry standards for the rehabilitation of underground utilities through training, education and networking opportunities for the trenchless technology industry.  Established more than 30 years ago as a not-for-profit trade association, NASSCO represents contractors, manufacturers, suppliers, engineers and municipal workers. To learn more about NASSCO, visit www.nassco.org or call (410) 486-3500.

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