• Mary Wagster

Vote in the Gold Rush Give Big Giveaway to Win a Fan Pack, Help Charities

Updated: Apr 6


Now through March 6, 2020, go to Discovery's Give Big Giveaway to vote for one of two nonprofit home-building organizations, who will receive the proceeds from Volvo CE's Gold Rush Excavator auction. Your vote will help determine what percentage of the proceeds each organization receives.


The Gold Rush Excavator will be auctioned at the Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers event in Orlando, FL, February 17-22, 2020.


Meet the Nonprofits

Each Gold Rush episode, which airs on Discovery Fridays at 9 p.m. ET, will promote the Give Big Giveaway.

“Volvo CE wants to support groups that build and modify homes for families who need assistance so they can have a safe home and a better tomorrow. The volunteers at these organizations give their time and talents because they are committed to helping others have one of the most basic human needs: a safe, comfortable place to live." -Vice President, Marketing & Communications Dave Foster, Volvo CE

Building Homes for Heroes

For five consecutive years, Building Homes for Heroes has met its goal of gifting an average of one home every 11 days to injured veterans and their families across the United States. Beyond home-building, the nonprofit helps injured veterans find employment, start new businesses, win gold medals in the Warrior and Invictus Games, pursue higher education, conquer the world’s toughest terrains on the highest mountains, and more.


Habitat for Humanity

Driven by the vision that everyone needs a decent place to live, Habitat for Humanity works in local communities across all 50 states in the U.S. and in more than 70 countries. Families and individuals partner with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place they can call home. With the help of volunteers, Habitat homeowners contribute sweat equity to build their own homes, and they pay an affordable mortgage.


Vote to Enter Weekly Ultimate Fan Pack Drawing

Vote once per day until March 6, 2020, for chances to win a Gold Rush Ultimate Fan Pack that includes:

  • YETI Hopper Flip 12 Soft Cooler

  • Gold Rush Tumbler

  • LEGO Technic Volvo Concept Wheel Loader Zeux

  • Gold Rush beanie

  • Gold Rush t-shirt

About the Gold Rush Excavator

One of Highway's customers, Mid-State Paving, LLC, from Middleburg, PA, at the Pennsylvania College of Technology Gold Rush Excavator Event on September 5, 2019

The Gold Rush Excavator, which celebrates the new EC200E crawler excavator and Gold Rush's 10th season, is currently touring Volvo CE dealerships in the U.S. and Canada. This unique EC200E includes a $7,000 gold paint job with millions of mirror bits, custom-made gold track pads, and a unique leather seat embroidered with the Discovery and Gold Rush logos and cast signatures.

Go to http://www.discovery.com/GiveBig to cast your vote in the Give Big Giveaway, and stay tuned for updates from Discovery, Volvo CE, and Highway about the giveaway.


Interested in demoing an EC200E or another Volvo CE excavator? Contact your Highway sales representative to learn more.


Based on Press Release Originally Written By: Volvo CE

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