Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. announced Sept. 19, its commitment to contribute a total of $30,000 to support Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. The multi-state equipment distributor donated $20,000 to the American Red Cross through Komatsu America Corp. and $10,000 to Strike, LLC to support The Woodlands, Texas-based company with their relief work in the Houston area as they continue to provide critical aid to those impacted now and for the long term.
In support of the communities and families affected by Hurricane Harvey, Manitou Americas has announced a $10,000 donation to the American Red Cross and is challenging their suppliers to match their donation through The Manitou Challenge donation campaign.
The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) has donated $5,000 to the American Red Cross to assist with Hurricane Irma relief efforts. This is in addition to the Association's previous $5,000 donation in response to Hurricane Harvey. “These natural disasters have affected, and will continue to impact, hundreds of thousands of people, and we are glad to be able to support the humanitarian effort alongside our members who are providing equipment like generators and utility and construction equipment to help restore quality of life,” said AEM President Dennis Slater.
The Caterpillar Foundation – well known for supporting and empowering women and girls in developing countries – was founded in 1952 and transforms lives by awarding global development grants to alleviate poverty. Through initiatives that focus on education, disaster relief and the environment, the foundation has a huge positive impact on the world.
United Rentals, Inc. , the world's largest equipment rental company, has pledged a $200,000 donation to the American Red Cross to assist with disaster relief following the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey. Michael Kneeland, CEO of United Rentals, said, “Our hearts go out to the countless people in Texas and Louisiana who suffered personal harm, property damage and displacement, and to the families of the victims who lost their lives.
Attention: The following message is for current GSA-approved transportation service providers only:FEMA is looking to rent 400 2.5 ton high water trucks for 72 hours. Please provide number you may have for rent. Based on current flooding conditions in Texas (due to Hurricane Harvey) the Red Cross is incapable of supplying and manning urgently needed shelter facilities in the vicinity of Houston.
As Texas battles one of the worst storms to hit the state in decades, the Caterpillar Foundation announced it will make a $300,000 donation to the American Red Cross to aid in immediate relief efforts. Hurricane Harvey, which made landfall as a Category 4 storm, is producing life-threatening flooding for both coastal and inland cities in Texas, which is now declared a federal state of disaster.