JRE Donates to "Step up for Down

posted on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 in Blog

On September 15th, the Down Syndrome Association of Greater Richmond (DSAGR) held their annual “Step Up for Down Syndrome Night” at Meadowbrook Country Club.  One of the items for bid was a “Fulfill Your BUCKET List” where the winning individual could spend time with us learning how to become a heavy equipment operator.  This past Tuesday, Lisa and Mark accompanied by their three children were our guests at the James River Equipment – Ashland location for a lesson in digging, scooping, and dumping. Lisa and Mark, coached by JRE Employee Timmy Tinker, dug a hole using a 60D John Deere Mini Excavator and a 255D Excavator.  They then filled it back up with a 344K Wheel Loader.  Once done playing in the dirt pile, all the family members took turns zooming around our yard in a 300D Articulating Dump Truck.  It was a fun and memorable afternoon for both the JRE employees and the family! If you would like to learn more about the DSAGR, click here!