KERNERSVILLE, N.C. (Nov. 23, 2020) — Andrew Long has a lot of work ahead of him. He recently purchased a 23-acre farm in North Carolina with structures dating back to the late 1800s. Not only does the U.S. Army veteran want to use the land to grow vegetables; he wants to cultivate camaraderie with fellow injured veterans as they continue their transitions to civilian life along with him.
Through its partnership with Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP), Doosan Bobcat North America wanted to help him do that.
Andrew was selected at random from a pool of candidates to receive a new Bobcat® R-Series T76 compact track loader, which will help with a variety of tasks on the farm.
“Not only does he have great intentions for himself and what he wants to do with the machine, but he obviously wants to help other veterans as they return home,” said Doosan Bobcat North America President Mike Ballweber. “His story really struck a lot of our heartstrings.”
Andrew, who faces post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and a traumatic brain injury (TBI) because of his military service, has benefitted from veteran service organizations like WWP. He now wants his farm to be a similar resource to fellow veterans.
“I’m really excited to meet other veterans in the area and help out any way I can,” said Andrew, who moved to North Carolina this past summer. “I’ve been helped a lot along the way over the past five years, and if I can get going and give back…that’s really what I want to do.”
Doosan Bobcat’s compact track loader giveaway is the latest example of its support of injured veterans and their families through WWP. Through sales of a limited-edition, scale model of the T76 compact track loader, Bobcat raised more than $81,000 for the veterans nonprofit in March at the CONEXPO-CON/AGG trade show in Las Vegas.
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