How the Caterpillar Team Provides Emergency Disaster Relief

At Caterpillar, our strength is our team. That’s especially evident when we pull together to help in an emergency. When disasters strike, Caterpillar employees, dealer and customers are ready to help with equipment and expertise that can make a difference.

Skid steer working in storm debris

Deploying the Best

Machine operators from Caterpillar and Cat® dealers are deployed to impacted areas to help because we know the Cat equipment plays a critical role in rescue and clean-up efforts.

People rescued in articulated truck in post storm flooding

Working Together

Cat dealers, our factories and distribution centers work together to get generators, machines and work tools to the right places.
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Tractor arriving at wildfire

Basic Needs

The Caterpillar Foundation is a member of the American Red Cross Annual Disaster Giving Program (ADGP) which provides a funding base that allows the Red Cross to respond immediately to the needs of individuals and families impacted by global disasters.
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Backup power on location

Backup Power

Keeping things running is important. The Cat Rental team helps provide mission critical backup power.

Woman moving small portable generator

Small Portable Generators

Reliable power you can count on when the unexpected happens. These small portable generators are sent to Cat® dealers, regional outlets and big box stores.

The Caterpillar team mobilizes to support disasters