Maher Ashram in Satara Announces Two More Crane-Sponsored Buildings at their Maher Home Campus for Underprivileged Children

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SATARA: Maher Ashram, Satara Maharashtra announced the inauguration of two new buildings built with funds from Crane.

Last month Crane India announced the inauguration of its new 110000 sq ft Engineered Check Valves factory in Satara, India. And on the same morning, they unveiled two new buildings within the local Crane-funded Maher Home complex for disadvantaged children. The inauguration was led by Hari Jinaga, President of Crane India, in the presence of several dignitaries from Crane worldwide including Richard Tuck, President of Crane Building Services, Gustavo Cruz, President, of Crane CPE, and Mark Youssef, President of Crane Middle East & Africa, Juergen Sonderchaefer, Sr. VP Global Sales, Sr. Lucy Kurien of Maher and several local officials and dignitaries.

Crane inaugurated the first sponsored Maher building in Satara in 2019 and celebrated the groundbreaking of two additional buildings in Oct 2020. The construction was completed during Covid At present, the Maher campus consists of three buildings constructed with funds donated by the Crane Funds and will house approximately 100 children – both boys and girls, making it a safe haven for these underprivileged residents.

Crane India has been an influential force in the country through our contributions and investments in local communities over the past 30 years. Along with the new Engineered Check Valves factory inauguration, today we have also reaffirmed our partnership with the local NGO Maher by opening the next building within the Crane-funded Maher Home complex for disadvantaged children in Satara” – said Hari Jinaga.

Crane Maher Homes
Crane-Sponsored Buildings at their Maher Home Campus for Underprivileged Children

Maher (in the Marathi language) means ‘Mother’s Home’: a haven of hope, belonging, and understanding. Our mission is to help destitute women, children, and men from all over India exercise their right to a higher quality of life, irrespective of gender, caste, creed, or religion”, said Sr. Lucy Kurien. “Maher is deeply grateful to Crane and its local leaders for this gracious act of generosity and benevolence on its part and thanks to it for the trust and confidence it has shown in Maher”.

Over the past decades, Maher has thankfully witnessed Crane’s relentless commitment to independent charitable programs which provide assistance to Crane associates and their families, to local communities, educational institutions, and worldwide relief efforts. The recent ceremony is a confirmation of Crane’s meaningful culture, in keeping with the philanthropic nature of Richard Teller Crane who laid the groundwork for the widespread support that they are able to extend today.