January 16, 2020
Our thoughts are with the people of Australia as bushfires rage across the region. As our customers and dealers help with the relief and recovery efforts, we are proud to support them as well as work in partnership with the American Red Cross.
Dealers and Customers Helping with Equipment, Support and Expertise
Cat® dealers on the ground are assisting relief efforts with both financial and product support. They are providing rental equipment and on-call field service for equipment used in the crisis efforts. As always, our customers are there every step of the way to aid in recovery missions.
Caterpillar Foundation Investing in the American Red Cross Efforts
The Caterpillar Foundation is a member of the American Red Cross Annual Disaster Giving Program (ADGP). This program provides a funding base that allows the Red Cross to respond immediately to the needs of individuals and families impacted by disasters. This model has proven to be efficient and effective in immediately meeting disaster relief needs, ensuring the Red Cross has the funds to prepare for disasters before they occur.
The American Red Cross ARC has a strong history of collaboration with the Australian Red Cross and has proactively reached out to offer support, whether through trained specialists, operations leadership and guidance or financial assistance to support the response and material resources. The Foundation’s investment ensures the ARC is able to offer these things and more including – having a trained roster of staff able to deploy for weeks at a time, supplies stocked in three warehouses strategically placed around the world and financial resources to quickly respond to international disasters.
Our Team Is Making a Difference
The Caterpillar Foundation is also matching employee, retiree and dealer employee contributions to the American Red Cross. Learn more here.