U.S. Battery Collects For Needy Children As Part Of Operation Christmas Child

U.S. Battery Manufacturing collected 250 shoe boxes filled with toys, toiletries, and other items, as part of Operation Christmas Child (OCC), a Christian outreach program run by the Samaritan’s Purse International Relief Organization. U.S. Battery has continued to help this Christian organization collect the Christmas boxes, which are distributed to pastors and community leaders in more than 100 countries, and then given to children living in remote areas.

“For the past three years, U.S. Battery employees have filled these boxes for the needy,” said Ron Anderson, Executive VP at U.S. Battery. “Every year, the count has grown and we’re very happy that the U.S. Battery Manufacturing team of employees and their families have chosen to continue supporting this worthwhile cause.”

According to the OCC, the Christmas boxes often taken by boat, walked through jungles, or even travel via camel-back to their remote destinations. Samaritan’s Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization that has been providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world since 1970. For more information on Samaritan’s Purse, or to make a donation, visit the website at www.samaritanspurse.org. For additional information on U.S. Battery products, visit www.usbattery.com.

U.S. Battery Donates Deep-Cycle Batteries To Travel Town Museum in Los Angeles, California

To help the Travel Town Museum’s efforts in restoring and interpretation of historic railroad equipment to youth, U.S. Battery donated four 8-volt deep-cycle batteries for the organization’s restoration of a 1941 ElecrtoMotive diesel engine.

U.S. Battery’s Western Regional Sales Manager Dan Grigsby, presented a certificate for the donation to the museum’s Executive Director Nancy Gneir on October 14th, during the museum’s Depo Day where the public was able to view and tour restored trains and participate in a variety of activities that supported the museum.

The U.S. Battery products will be a part of the ElectroMotive diesel’s restoration which the museum calls “Charley Atkins 1” in honor of the museum’s founder. U.S. Battery has previously donated batteries to the museum which went into the restoration of the 1929 Pullman M.177 Gas-Electric motorcar.

The Travel Town Museum is a non-profit organization that is in partnership with the City Of Los Angeles, Department of Recreation & Parks. Its mission is to educate the public about railroad history as it pertains to the Southwest Region of the United States. More information on the Travel Town Museum can be found on its website at www.traveltown.org. For more information on U.S. Battery and its products, contact U.S. Battery Manufacturing, 1675 Sampson Ave. Corona, CA 92879. (800) 695-0945. Visit www.usbattery.com.

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U.S. Battery Helps The Boy Scouts of America Pony Express Council’s Spring Blast

The Pony Express Council of the Boy Scouts of America hosted its 8th Annual Spring Blast charity event. U.S. Battery was one of several sponsors who joined in the event and helped with its support that allows youth to participate in the quality character-education of the Boy Scouts of America.

The Spring Bash is a clay shooting event was held at the Geiger Shooting Range in St. Joseph, MO, where teams of four are challenged to shoot as many clays as possible to earn the highest total score. Individual teams and those made up of the Bash’s sponsors participated in several shooting events such as the 100 target team event, 5-stand, and others. For more information on the Spring Bash and the Pony Express Council, visit. www.ponyexpressbsa.org.

For additional information on U.S. Battery Manufacturing products that are made in the U.S.A., visit www.usbattery.com.

U.S. Battery A Sponsor Of The 18th Annual W.R. & Floy A. Sauey Family Foundation Golf Event Benefitting Local Youth

U.S. Battery Manufacturing was a proud sponsor of the 18th annual W.R. & Floy A. Sauey Family Foundation, charity golf event held in Baraboo, Wisconsin. This annual golf event benefits the Boys’ & Girls Club of Baraboo, where funds go to help young adults in the community.

U.S. Battery sponsored two golf cars that were outfitted to provide beverages for those who participated by playing golf throughout the day. “We’ve supported the event in the past and commend the effort in providing education and additional programs for the youth in this community,” said Mike Coad, U.S. Battery Director of Sales. “We participated this year with Steve Collins and Kyle Donskey from Northern Battery, and Dave Heip from Flambeau Products.”

The W.R. & Floy A. Sauey Family Foundation is a private foundation, which receives annual charitable contributions from the Nordic Group of Companies Ltd., which include Columbia ParCar, Duncan Toys Co., Flambeau Inc. and several others. The Nordic Group provides charitable contributions to the Foundation, which in turn, make constructive contributions to local communities in which the Nordic Group of Companies Ltd. has operations.

For more information on the W.R. & Floy A. Sauey Family Foundation, visit their website at http://www.saueyfamily.org. Additional information on U.S. Battery’s products for golf car, electric vehicle, maintenance machines, solar power, access lift, and many other industries worldwide, visit www.usbattery.com.

(Pictured above from left to right: Steve Collins and Kyle Donskey from Northern Battery, Mike Coad Director of Sales U.S. Battery, and Dave Heip from Flambeau Products.)

U.S. Battery And Energy Products Team Up To Help Keep A Michigan Based VFW Auxiliary Post Spotless

U.S. Battery teamed up with its distributor Energy Products, to donate two US 31DC XC2 deep-cycle batteries to the Veterans of Foreign War Auxiliary Post #1136 in Wyandotte, Michigan. The 1,300 square-foot hall at the VFW is a chore to keep clean after every event, so Senior Vice Commander Orville Beachamp purchased a refurbished battery-powered floor scrubber. He quickly found out, however, that the batteries wouldn’t hold a new charge. “When we bought the floor scrubber, it had a two-year warranty and a set of batteries,” said Commander Beachamp. “We didn’t know the condition of the batteries or how well they’ve been maintained. After some investigation, we found that the cells were damaged.”

US31DC XC2 deep-cycle battery Commander Beachamp contacted U.S. Battery and working with its local distributor Energy Products, they decided to donate two US31DC XC2 12-volt batteries for the VFW’s floor scrubber. “We’re happy to help get their floor scrubber back into action and provide them with the resources they need to keep the VFW spotless for weddings and other community events,” said Don Wallace, U.S. Battery CMO/Executive VP Sales and Marketing.  “The VFW does so much for veterans in the area, and the hall is used by the community, making it a place where many memories are made for families and friends.”

The batteries were delivered to Commander Beachamp by Bob Bowman at Energy Products. “Energy Products was very excited and eager to help the veterans that have served in the armed forces for our country,” said Matt Cybulski, Energy Products SLI Sales Manager. “It is always a pleasure to be a part of something so great, and working with U.S. Battery is always an outstanding experience.”

U.S. Battery’s US31DC XC2 deep-cycle battery is a 12-volt, BCI Group Size of 31, deep-cycle battery that features a 20-rate at 130 amps. The battery is a good choice for electric utility vehicles such as floor scrubbers, because they are engineered and proven to provide the fastest cycle-up to full rated capacity, and have the highest total energy delivered over the life of the battery. For more information on U.S. Battery Products, visit www.usbattery.com.

Photo: Bob Bowman of Energy Products delivers U.S. Battery products to Commander Orville Beachamp.

 

U.S. Battery Collects 204 Christmas Boxes For Needy Children As Part Of Operation Christmas Child

U.S. Battery Manufacturing is part of Operation Christmas Child (OCC), a program run by the Samaritan’s Purse International Relief Organization. The Christian organization collects shoe boxes filled with various items such as toys, toothbrushes, soap, and books for children and sends them to pastors and community leaders in more than 100 countries. From there the boxes are distributed to children as part of a Christian outreach program.

“This is U.S. Battery’s second year participating in the program where boxes are filled according to the guidelines of the OCC,” said Ron Anderson, Executive VP at U.S. Battery. “These Christmas boxes reach children in remote areas where they are often taken by boat, walked through jungles, or even travel via camel-back to their remote destinations.”

U.S. Battery Manufacturing employees and their families participated in creating 204 Christmas Boxes that were sent to a local OCC facility for shipment overseas. Samaritan’s Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization that has been providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world since 1970. For more information on Samaritan’s Purse, visit www.samaritanspurse.org. Additional information on U.S. Battery products, visit www.usbattery.com.

Photo: U.S. Battery employees Sebastian Gonzales and Alex Jauregui prepare gift boxes for company workers and their families to fill for Operation Christmas Child.

 

U.S. Battery Provides Sponsorship For The W.R. & Floy A. Sauey Family Foundation

U.S. Battery Was A Sponsor For A Wisconsin Golf Event, Benefiting A Local Boys & Girls Club

U.S. Battery Manufacturing was one of the sponsors of the 17th annual charity golf event that was put on by the W.R. & Floy A. Sauey Family Foundation, located in Baraboo, Wisconsin. The funds raised at this annual golf event benefitted the Boys’ & Girls Club of Baraboo, to enable young adults to reach their full potential as adults in the community.

The charity event took place Monday, June 5th at the Baraboo Country Club, where a U.S. Battery sponsored golf car provided beverages to those who participated in the golf outing throughout the day. “We’re happy to support a cause towards educating and supporting youth programs like the Boys & Girls Club,” said Mike Coad, U.S. Battery Director of Sales. “U.S. Battery, along with our area distributor Northern Battery, became aware of this charity event and offered to participate. Both myself and Kyle Donskey from Northern Battery attended the event and were amazed at a number of people that came out to support their cause.”

The W.R. & Floy A. Sauey Family Foundation is a private foundation which receives annual charitable contributions from the Nordic Group of Companies Ltd., which include Columbia ParCar, Duncan Toys Co., Flambeau Inc. and several others. The Nordic Group provides charitable contributions to the Foundation, which in turn, make constructive contributions to local communities in which the Nordic Group of Companies Ltd. has operations.

For more information on the W.R. & Floy A. Sauey Family Foundation, visit their website at http://www.saueyfamily.org. Additional information on U.S. Battery’s products for golf car, electric vehicle, maintenance machines, solar power, access lift, and many other industries worldwide, visit www.usbattery.com.

Donating Batteries To The Travel Town Museum Foundation in Los Angeles, Ca, Helps Preserve A Piece Of Railroading History

In an effort to help preserve a small piece of railroading history, U.S. Battery donated a set of its 15-4-1 XC2, 8-volt deep-cycle batteries to the Travel Town Foundation in Los Angeles, California, who are in the process of restoring a 1929 M.177 Motorcar.

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“The restoration of the M.122 has been on-going since the mid-1980’s,” said Nancy Gneier, Executive Director at the Travel Town Museum Foundation. “Donations like this, however, help us with the continuous process of restoring vehicles that showcase the history of transportation in our country, as well as give high-school students a venue to volunteer and earn community service hours. Programs like ours actually help kids to be responsible and learn how to communicate better, which will help them later in life.”

One of the student volunteers, Will Cosso, started working at the Travel Town Foundation at age 14. Cosso turned 18 and became an Eagle Scout, and was proud to be one of the only volunteers allowed to work on the M.177 project. According to Gneier, additional funds generated from donations, allowed them to build a new gift shop, which has more room for the operation to grow. “We’re turning the current gift shop into our volunteer center,” said Gneier. “This will help us with volunteer meetings and help us expand.

The 15-4-1 XC2 batteries fit perfectly in the two original battery compartments of the M.177 Motorcar and once connected, will help bring it back to life. “We fully support the Travel Town Foundation in their efforts to help kids and preserve a piece of railroad history,” said Don Wallace, U.S. Battery CMO/Executive VP Sales, and Marketing.  “If this small donation will help the foundation keep serving the community and helping kids, then we’re proud to be a part of it.”

According to Reese, the engine has a generator and agitator, (used to start the motor). The generator will recharge the batteries and allow the electrical system on the Motorcar to become fully operational. While the M.177 still has a way to go before it’s fully restored, the Travel Town Foundation continues to be dedicated to preserving these vehicles, while providing life lessons to youth in the process.

The Travel Town Foundation and Museum is located alongside the Los Angeles Zoo, and Griffith Park, in Los Angeles, California. The Museum is open daily and offers miniature train rides for children, areas for parties and events, and docent tours given by student volunteers. For more information on the Travel Town Foundation, visit www.traveltown.org. Additional information on U.S. Battery products, visit www.usbattery.com.

 

The U.S. Battery 15-4-1 XC2 batteries fit nicely into the M.177's original battery compartment.

The U.S. Battery 15-4-1 XC2 batteries fit nicely into the M.177’s original battery compartment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Project manager Bryan Reese with the original Winton gasoline engine in the M.177.

Project manager Bryan Reese with the original Winton gasoline engine in the M.177.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Travel Town Foundation is currently restoring several trains which also provides a way for students to earn volunteer service towards college.

The Travel Town Foundation is currently restoring several trains which also provides a way for students to earn volunteer service towards college.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Project manager Bryan Reese with one of the student volunteers Will Cosso.

Project manager Bryan Reese with one of the student volunteers Will Cosso.

U.S. Battery Products Help Provide Mobility For Young Girl Stricken With Rare Urea Cycle Disorder

Derek Lackey, of Germantown, MD didn’t know anything about Urea Cycle Disorders (UCD), a genetic disorder that is caused by a mutation resulting in a deficiency of enzymes that are responsible for removing ammonia from the blood stream. When his newborn daughter Isabella, was stricken with this disorder, however, Lackey found out quickly that it is a fatal disease that affects 1 in 8,500 births.

Now four years old, Isabella has suffered through a coma, strokes, heart attacks, a liver transplant, and as a result has limited mobility. To help her get around, Lackey found and restored a 1988 Legend electric people mover, and began to search the internet for information on rebuilding and customizing it for her.

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Tri-State Battery helped make the donation to the Lackey family possible.

Lackey contacted U.S. Battery Manufacturing to see what type of six-volt batteries the vehicle would need and in response, U.S. Battery donated two US 2200XC2 batteries to help the Lackey family. Working with U.S. Battery’s dealer Tri-State Battery, the vehicle is now properly powered to help them with Isabella’s mobility needs.

“My family and I were ecstatic when we learned that U.S. Battery was indeed going to donate two deep-cycle batteries for our cause,” said Lackey. “Words cannot describe the support that we experienced with U.S. Battery. Their dedication to the medical community and support of children’s causes is humbling. They exemplify what community-based businesses should stand for and genuinely care for their end users.”

Although there is no known cure for UCD, Lackey and his family are not only dedicated to Isabella but also want to help spread the word about this disease so that others can take immediate action to help their newborn children who may be affected. The Lackey family have set up a GoFundMe page to help pay for some of Isabella’s care and medical expenses.  For more information on UCD visit the National Urea Cycle Disorder Foundation’s website at www.CureUCD.org.

For more information on U.S. Battery products, visit www.usbattery.com.

For more information on Tri-State Battery and their locations in Deleware and Maryland, visit www.tristatebattery.com.

U.S. Battery And Battery Systems Provide Batteries To Horses 4 Heroes

U.S. Battery and one of its distributors Battery Systems provided eight golf car batteries to Horses 4 Heroes, a Las Vegas-based non-profit organization that runs an equestrian center to provide affordable riding activities for veterans, at-risk youth, and more. The batteries they received, U.S. Battery’s US12VXC deep-cycle 12-volts, will be used in two of the organization’s golf cars that were donated last summer to help the group get around its 680 acre facility. “When we heard how much eight batteries cost, we had no choice but to let the golf carts sit until such time as we could afford to buy batteries or raise the funds,” said Sydney Knott, President/CEO/Founder of Horses 4 Heroes. “So we are simply and completely overwhelmed, grateful, and honored that U.S. Battery and Battery Systems are willing to do this for us.”

Horses 4 Heroes provides affordable horseback riding activities for Active Duty service members, veterans, first responders and their families. The organization also provides free or low-cost “EAL” (Equine Assisted Learning) workshops for at-risk youth, veterans with PTS/MST/TBI, victims of domestic abuse and violence, and recovering addicts. “This organization does a lot to help people discover that horses can provide great enjoyment and therapy,” says Dan Grigsby, Western States Regional Manager for U.S. Battery. “We were happy to partner with one of our dealers to provide Horses 4 Heros with the most reliable batteries on the market so their golf cars can run longer and last a long time with proper maintenance.”

The Horses 4 Heroes’ Community Equestrian Center, is located within Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs, in Las Vegas, Nevada and has more than 300 affiliates in 45 states plus Canada. For more information on Horses 4 Heroes, visit www.horses4heroes.org. For more information on U.S. Battery products, contact U.S. Battery Manufacturing, 1675 Sampson Ave. Corona, CA 92879. (800) 695-0945. Visit https://www.usbattery.com.