Manitowoc makes $150K donation to rehabilitation center

28 May 2024

Brooke’s House, a rehabilitation center in Hagerstown, MD, dedicated to aiding women in recovery, has received $100,000 from Manitowoc and $50,000 from its dealers and customers.

From left: David Hull, Ion Warner, Aaron Ravenscroft, Manitowoc; Kevin and Dana Simmers, Brooke’s House; Les Middleton, Jennifer Peterson, James Cook, Brian Regan and Chase Seely, Manitowoc.

Manitowoc has employed nearly 20 Brooke’s House graduates who have gained valuable occupational skills and job training while recovering from substance abuse.

Dave Hull, Manitowoc’s general manager for mobile cranes, North America, praised the efforts of Kevin and Dana Simmers, founders of Brooke’s House, and expressed his admiration for the initiative, the commitment of Manitowoc’s executive team to support the cause and funding from the Manitowoc Foundation.

“I’ve known Kevin for 35 years and I understand the journey that he and Dana have been on,” said Hull. “I’m incredibly proud of my company for supporting Brooke’s House. Every person on the stage here has visited Brooke’s House, met the women and witnessed the real impact of our support. This is not just a partnership, it’s a commitment to building something real and meaningful in our community.”

The partnership between Manitowoc and Brooke’s House dates back to 2020. In 2023, a small ceremony marked the designation of a restored bungalow in Hagerstown, where some of Brooke’s House graduates live, as “The Manitowoc House.”

Manitowoc offers ‘fresh start’ for women in recovery Brooke’s House and The Manitowoc Company are helping women forge lifelong skills in the manufacturing industry.
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