February 12, 2014
Back in 2010 LandTek visited Haiti with the plan to build schools and sports fields with a group of business leaders. Unfortunately while there, tragedy struck with an earthquake that killed hundreds of thousands and left many homeless. A member of the LandTek family, Jim Birch, was one of the lives lost on that day.
Four years later in memory of a friend and colleague, Jim Birch, a return trip to Haiti was planned. Organized by Ed and Mike Ryan of LandTek and Mike Ryan’s wife Maureen, members of LandTek were on their way to donate and install turf at the Be Like Brit Orphanage. This group donated their time and resources to make a difference in a country that is poverty stricken and without refuge.
Foundation’s own – Marty Lyons, Founder and Chairman – along with his Land Tek colleagues John Fannon, Anthony Gusmano and Bobby Sedani, installed the turf that will be known as “The Jim “JB” Birch’s Play Zone. Here all the children will forever enjoy this wonderful act of charity and kindness shown by one of our Foundation’s most generous supporters, The LandTek Group.