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Building Tomorrow - The Forgotten Hurricane

Rebuilding Panama City

The Forgotten Hurricane

Hurricane Michael reached the Florida Panhandle in the fall of 2018. Panama City was one of the hardest struck cities in the Gulf Coast region, and thousands of families lost their homes. Almost two years later, the reconstruction is still ongoing and helping hands are much needed. Volunteer work plays an important role in getting the community back on its feet again.

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John Edwards from Volvo CE dealer Cowin Equipment is on-site in Panama City to contribute to home builds after Hurricane Michael.

Kelly and her four children had just moved to an area where they finally felt safe. Then the hurricane came. Now they are ready to put the key in the door to a new home.

A steady 43 years in the same area; until hurricanes Irma and Michael paid a visit. Karen and her mother Irene can now look forward to moving into that same neighborhood again.

After Hurricane Michael, Janeen from Panama City had lost everything. Now she will soon move into a new home built partly by volunteer hands.

Hurricane Michael hit Panama City, Florida, in October 2018. Almost two years later, the recovery work is still ongoing and helping hands are much-needed.

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The covid-19 pandemic sees no national borders. Luiz Vieira works at Volvo CE in Brazil and quickly decided that he wanted to lend a helping hand in both Brazil and Mozambique.

Volvo CE dealer Redhead Equipment supports Shock Trauma Air Rescue Service, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing emergency services throughout Western Canada.

Throughout the corona pandemic, Volvo CE China has supported both the country’s employees, customers and the society as a whole.

During spring, Volvo CE employees around the world have helped producing important personal protective equipment (PPE) in order to fight the corona virus.

Volvo CE India regularly holds free junior excavator operator courses for the underprivileged youth. Meet participant Rajshekhar.

Volvo CE North America employee Rhys Eastham also volunteers time to his local fire department in Pennsylvania.

Volvo CE South Korea employees and customers helped the Goseong community recover from a devastating wildfire using excavators and trucks.

Volvo CE Hameln contributed to the project, called BuS (“Ohne Bewegung keine Sprache” meaning “Without motion, no language).

A Volvo CE India dealer and customer worked with townspeople to dig a new water source for an area severely affected by drought.

Meet Volvo CE dealer Pat Charron, who volunteers at an annual fundraising event to combat hunger and homelessness in his area.

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What is Building Tomorrow?

At Volvo Construction Equipment we are driven by the idea that through imagination, hard work and technological innovation we will lead the way towards developing a world that is cleaner, smarter, and more connected. We believe in a sustainable future. And with the global construction industry as our arena, we work together with our customers to turn this belief into reality for people everywhere.

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Sameer Manna is operating a Volvo excavator at one of the world’s most unique construction sites - the Sundarbans delta in India. His work will save lives.

In Qatar, located on the Northeastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula, a city of the future is taking form. With its rapidly increasing population, the State of Qatar is turning 38 km² of...

Sustainability is a word that is closely linked to the famous ICEHOTEL in Jukkasjärvi, Sweden. With the help of fuel-efficient Volvo machines, the hotel has used and fine-tuned a natural...

By 2030 the renewable energy sector is targeted to provide 42% of South Africa's energy requirements. Kouga Wind Farm, located on the Eastern Cape, is one of the country's many wind farms....