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La Crosse's Habitat for Humanity receives donated truck


LA CROSSE, Wis. (WXOW) – For the last few years, Habitat for Humanity was wrestling with a big issue. They needed more transportation.

"We had this wonderful trailer that we weren't able to pull around for the last three years," said Amanda Acklin, Executive Director at Habitat for Humanity. "So anytime we needed to get this trailer to a job we had to try and find a volunteer, somebody with a truck."

On Wednesday, Habitat got their wish when they accepted a new truck donated from Pischke Motors.

"Just being able to do the things our self and not having to find somebody to haul something when we have a project that's in Onalaska or on the other side of town," said Acklin. "And trying to figure out how to get our materials there. This is going to really help."

Pischke Motors said the decision to donate the truck was easy.

"We just had taken in an almost perfect truck for them," said Rahn Pischke, President of Pischke Motors. "It was kind of a work truck to begin with, had a topper on it, in white, so it was just about perfect. And I said 'yeah, let's do it.' They work for the community so well and it's something we can give to them so they can give to other people."

With the help of their new truck, Habitat for Humanity hopes to build three houses this year.

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