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Community Impact Project Makes a Difference in Denver

Denver-Area Park Revitalized Through One-Day Event

Nov 01, 2021  |   Rental

MOLINE, IL.- A Community Impact Project aimed at giving back to communities across the country through rental-related projects has helped to restore America’s favorite pastime at a Denver-area park.

Green Valley Ranch East Park was revitalized on July 21, 2021, through a Community Impact Project coordinated by the ARA Foundation and The Toro Company Foundation. Volunteers from local rental businesses teamed up with the Denver Parks and Recreation department to renovate baseball, softball and mixed-use fields, paint backstops, repair fencing, and make improvements to park landscaping.  

The daylong project was led by eleven Denver-area companies and their employees, who offered rental expertise, equipment and labor. Volunteers from Colorado rental businesses and manufacturers included:

  • All Purpose Rental & Sales, Greeley
  • Arvada Rent-Alls, Arvada
  • Aspen Rent-All, Basalt
  • Chair Rental, Sheridan
  • Ditch Witch of the Rockies, Commerce City
  • Best Rental, Fort Collins
  • Quipli, Colorado Springs
  • Rusty Rental, Frederick
  • L.L. Johnson Distributing Company, Denver
  • Ventrac, Denver
  • Wanco, Arvada

The effort was made possible through volunteered time and equipment donations from local rental companies, as well as a $20,000 donation from the ARA Foundation and The Toro Company Foundation.

“Partnering with The Toro Company Foundation, our members from the ARA of Colorado and the Denver Parks and Rec department proved to be a dynamic combination,” said Marcy Wright, ARA Foundation executive director. “Together, we were able to restore Green Valley Ranch East Park and give back to the communities that the park serves.”

The Community Impact Program involves both foundations partnering with local nonprofit organizations to coordinate community service projects across the country. The dual-purpose program allows those in the rental industry an opportunity to give back to their community, as well as build public awareness and demonstrate the advantages of rental.

Restoration efforts at Green Valley Ranch East Park was the second in a series of Community Impact Projects. The inaugural event benefitted the Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Ohio (BGCNEO) in June. Two additional projects are planned for 2021.

The next Community Impact project will be held September 14-15, 2021 at Fort Snelling State Park in St. Paul, Minnesota.

For more about the ARA Foundation, visit ararental.org/ARA-Foundation.

Judson McNeil  |  Toro Foundation  |  952-887-8870  |  judson.mcneil@toro.com
April Fleckner  |  American Rental Association  |  309-277-4234  |  april.kleckner@ararental.org

About The Toro Company
The Toro Company (NYSE: TTC) is a leading worldwide provider of innovative solutions for the outdoor environment including turf and landscape maintenance, snow and ice management, underground utility construction, rental and specialty construction, and irrigation and outdoor lighting solutions. With sales of $3.4 billion in fiscal 2020, The Toro Company’s global presence extends to more than 125 countries through a family of brands that includes Toro, Ditch Witch, Exmark, BOSS Snowplow, Ventrac, American Augers, Subsite Electronics, HammerHead, Trencor, Unique Lighting Systems, Irritrol, Hayter, Pope, Lawn-Boy and Radius HDD. Through constant innovation and caring relationships built on trust and integrity, The Toro Company and its family of brands have built a legacy of excellence by helping customers work on golf courses, sports fields, construction sites, public green spaces, commercial and residential properties and agricultural operations. For more information, visit www.thetorocompany.com.

About ARA
The American Rental Association, Moline, Ill., is an international trade association for owners of equipment and event rental businesses and the manufacturers and suppliers of construction, general tool and event rental equipment. ARA members, which include more than 11,000 rental businesses and more than 1,000 manufacturers and suppliers, are located in every U.S. state, every Canadian province and more than 50 countries worldwide. Founded in 1955, ARA is the source for information, advocacy, education, networking and marketplace opportunities for the equipment and event rental industry throughout the world. For more information, visit www.ARArental.org.

About the ARA Foundation
The ARA Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, is the heart of the equipment and event rental industry. Its mission is to implement programs that create educational opportunities, build relationships, and aid the industry. The Foundation provides support through its five programs – Employee Training Assistance, Young Professional Development, Scholarships, Disaster Relief, and the newest Community Impact Program. The ARA Foundation strives to have a positive influence on the equipment and event rental industry and be recognized as a philanthropic leader. For more information, visit www.ararental.org/ARA-Foundation.