Langan Raises $50,000 to Support Earthquake Victims in Haiti

Elmwood Park, NJ (March 2, 2010) – Langan Engineering & Environmental Services and its employees set out to raise money for the relief effort in Haiti – and delivered a total gift of $50,000. Langan presented a check to the American Red Cross for the agency’s Haitian relief fund. Langan employees contributed $25,000 to the fundraiser, with Langan matching the amount for a total contribution of $50,000.

The American Red Cross expressed gratitude and admiration for Langan’s goodwill. “This gift to the relief effort demonstrates a tremendous amount of compassion and caring by Langan and its employees for the people of Haiti,” noted Ray Shepherd, CEO for the American Red Cross of Northern New Jersey. “Langan and its employees can take great pride in their willingness to give even during these tough economic times.”

“Our giving goes beyond a corporate decision to write a check,” said David T. Gockel, President/ CEO, Langan Engineering & Environmental Services. “Langan employees decided to go into their own wallets, which during these hard times, speaks volumes for the compassion of our people and our belief in doing what’s right.”

Previous Langan fundraisers raised $30,000 in June 2008 for the Myanmar cyclone, earthquake in China, and several severe storms in the United States; $20,000 in December 2007 for wildfire damage in Greece; $76,000 in August 2005 for victims of Hurricane Katrina; and $40,000 in January 2005 for the devastating Indian Ocean earthquake tsunami.

About Langan Engineering & Environmental Services
Founded in 1970 and headquartered in Elmwood Park, NJ, Langan ( provides integrated site engineering and environmental consulting services for private developers, property owners and public sector clients. Firm services include site/civil, geotechnical, and environmental engineering, as well as landscape architecture and planning, survey/mapping, BIM-compatible 3D Laser Scanning, traffic/transportation, CADD/GIS, natural and cultural resources/permitting, and sustainable design consulting. Langan employs more than 500 professionals and has regional offices in New York City; Philadelphia, Bethlehem, and Doylestown, PA; New Haven, CT; Trenton, NJ; Arlington, VA; Miami and Tallahassee, FL; Las Vegas, NV; and Irvine, CA. With more than 125 LEED APs, the firm ranks among the top 30 Green Design Firms by Engineering News-Record and has consistently ranked among the Top 5 Best Engineering Firms to Work For by Civil Engineering News. Langan International, the worldwide subsidiary of Langan Engineering & Environmental Services, with offices in London, Athens, Abu Dhabi and Dubai, provides all firm services to private and public sector clients around the globe.

Photo caption: left to right, George P. Kelley, Principal/Chairman of the Board, Langan, David T. Gockel, President/CEO, Langan, John V. Carney, Regional Major Gifts Officer, American Red Cross, Danny Wood, President, Sandler Training