Source: Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems announcement

AVON, Ohio – Sometimes, the most meaningful way to support a community is to support the needs of its most vulnerable. This was the impetus behind Bendix’s recent two-year, $25,000 grant to Pappus House in York, Penn.

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC (Bendix) awarded the funds to the nonprofit organization on behalf of its wholly owned subsidiary R.H. Sheppard Co. Inc., based in nearby Hanover. The grant supports the organization’s expansion and relocation to a larger facility in the community.

Pappus House provides a unique form of supportive care services and assistance to those needing 24-hour end-of-life hospice care, but who want that care to take place in a household setting.

The home’s York location can house only three residents at a time, although many more regularly request admittance and are turned away. Now, through its capital campaign project, the organization plans to increase that capacity by renovating and relocating to a larger property. 

Bendix is the North American leader in the design, development, and manufacture of active safety, air management, and braking solutions for commercial vehicles. It is a member of Munich, Germany-based Knorr-Bremse, the global market leader for braking systems and a leading supplier of other safety-critical rail and commercial vehicle systems.

R.H. Sheppard specializes in the design and manufacture of power steering gears for the heavy commercial and specialty vehicle market. Together, the companies champion a robust community giving and outreach program that invests in local organizations with a positive impact on employees’ daily lives in the areas of education, healthy living, and family support.

“We are so very proud to partner with Pappus House, on behalf of Bendix and R.H. Sheppard, and to support the growth of the only community-supported home for end-of-life care in the region,” said Eric Eldridge, R.H. Sheppard plant manager. “Pappus House stands alone in its mission, providing individuals and families with compassionate 24-hour care in a household setting designed for situations when family members are unable or unavailable to care for their loved ones who are dying. We’re pleased to assist this special organization as it strives to do even more for the community by making its services available to additional individuals and families.”

To view the entire announcement, click HERE.