Caterpillar’s purpose statement is simple – our solutions help our customers build a better, more sustainable world. But in some cases, it’s rebuilding a better world.

When disasters strike, Caterpillar and Cat® dealers stand ready with experienced teams who can bring help and hope in the face of devastating damage. From providing emergency backup power and equipment for rescue and recovery efforts to helping communities rebuild once danger has passed, our team is here. Often, Cat® equipment is first on the scene to clear roads, allowing first responders to enter the area.

In addition to providing on-site support, since its inception in 1952, the Caterpillar Foundation has contributed to making sustainable progress possible in global communities – including supporting disaster-recovery partners like the American Red Cross and matching employee donations to disaster organizations.

Whenever disaster strikes, you’ll no doubt find us there helping with the heavy lifting. Our goal is to assist rescue and recovery efforts, then help restore storm-ravaged homes and communities to places where people can once again live, work and play.

How the Caterpillar Team mobilizes in an emergency

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.

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Skid steer loader working in debris from tornado
Skid steer loader working in debris from tornado