Houston Habitat for Humanity Takes an Eco-Friendly Vehicle to the Road with the Help of Kyrish Truck Centers

August 25, 2018 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
Houston (August 25, 2018) Houston Habitat For Humanity, which helps Houstonians obtain or preserve a decent, affordable place to call home, is receiving a "hand up" from Kyrish Truck Centers. Kyrish donated the use of one of the very first AEV Technologies, all-electric, light-duty, emission-free, utility vehicles titled in Texas to the nonprofit.

Houston Habitat, a pivotal player in improving the city's housing affordability for low- to moderate-income residents, has redoubled its home repair and new home construction efforts in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.

"It's been almost a year since Hurricane Harvey devastated Houston, yet there is still much work to be done to help our community recover," said Houston Habitat Executive Director, Allison Hay. "Donations come in many forms and sizes, and we are grateful to our neighbors at Kyrish Truck Centers for their generosity, which allows us to do more of what we love: revitalizing existing neighborhoods and building new communities in Houston."

HHFH will use the electric AEV 411 Utility truck in a variety of ways, including shuttling workers, tools, equipment and materials between construction and repair sites. The compact AEV vehicle will be particularly useful when working in neighborhoods like Settegast with narrow streets and limited parking.

Kyrish Truck Centers, located next door to Houston Habitat's Northeast Houston office, is the leading provider of commercial truck leasing and rental in Texas. Even though part of its Houston facility flooded during Hurricane Harvey, Kyrish opened its doors to shelter employees and neighbors during the worst days of the storm. Once the flood waters subsided, Kyrish wanted to do more to help flood recovery in this particularly hard-hit area of Northeast Houston. Recognizing Houston Habitat's deep roots and great work in the community, Kyrish, which recently began offering the Texas-made AEV Technologies vehicles to its customers, was excited for an opportunity to help the nonprofit.

"We're inspired by Houston Habitat's construction and repair work right in our backyard and knew this vehicle would be the perfect way to support them," said Duane Kyrish, President, Kyrish Truck Centers. "It is a gift that keeps on giving because it helps Houston Habitat serve more people and save money while also promoting a greener community for everyone to enjoy."

Round Rock, Texas based AEV Technologies, Inc., the manufacturer of the all-electric vehicle, has a passion for identifying and supporting sustainable solutions — in this case for the urban and short haul markets. "We couldn't be prouder that our AEV Metro 411 Utility truck will be used to help both Houston families recovering from Hurricane Harvey and those seeking the opportunity for home-ownership, said Rod Keller, CEO of AEV Technologies, Inc. "Our all-electric vehicle will lower Houston Habitat's operating costs and expand its construction and repair capacity in an eco-friendly, sustainable way and make it easier for Houston Habitat to help Houstonians who need decent affordable housing."

Since 1987, individuals, businesses and groups in our community have joined Houston Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place people call home. Through shelter, we empower people to build a better future for themselves and their families by completing financial and home maintenance training, building homes alongside volunteers, and purchasing their homes with an affordable mortgage. With this hand up, they achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build better futures. To learn more about Houston Habitat for Humanity and the Houston Habitat ReStores nonprofit home improvement stores and donation centers open to the public go to www.houstonhabitat.org, or call (713) 671-9993. Houston Habitat for Humanity is a tax-exempt 501(C) (3) nonprofit organization. Your gift is tax-deductible as allowed by law.

Founded in 1976, Kyrish Truck Centers has become an industry leader in commercial trucks, specializing in heavy-duty and medium-duty trucks for sale and lease. Kyrish Truck Centers have nine locations throughout Texas. For more info, please call Rob Kumar at (713) 674-3444 or visit www.kyrishtruckcenters.com.

Texas-based AEV Technologies, Inc. designs and delivers compact, emissions-free electric fleet solutions for use within urban and short-haul markets. Capable of accommodating a broad range of commercial and consumer requirements, AEV Technologies' vehicles are the emerging leaders of safe, affordable, efficient, and sustainable logistical transportation. AEV Technologies was founded in 2017 by entrepreneurs, investors, and executives with a passion to create sustainable urban electric vehicle solutions for Campus Management, Last Mile Delivery, Urban Commuting, and Closed Campus Transport. Discover more about AEV Technologies at: www.aevgo.com or by calling (512) 994-4917.


Houston Habitat
Ron Reynolds
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