John Deere engineers visit children’s hospital
Fargo, N.D. (WDAY-TV) – A famous brand of green and gold made an appearance at the Sanford Children’s Hospital in Fargo Monday afternoon.
However, it wasn’t the crew that normally drops by from a local university-- familiar to hospital employees or football fans alike.
Today’s heroes were engineers from the Valley City John Deere Seeding Group.
The handful of cheerful delegates represented the first group the well-known company has sent to the hospital in an official capacity.
And they came prepared.
John Deere donated more than 40 toys to the pediatric patients as they dropped by rooms to chat with the pediatric patients and their families.
The gift, a box set of a tractor and air seeding equipment, were familiar to the engineers.
"We build the air seeding equipment in Valley City, so the toys that the kids are getting are representative of what we produce here in North Dakota," said Neil Fuchs.
And while it was the first visit, representatives say it certainly won’t be the last time John Deere makes its presence felt at the Children’s Hospital.
"We do want to continue doing this sort of thing,” said Fuchs. “Hopefully, we'll brighten somebody's life a little bit."