JCB donates $500K toward Typhoon Haiyan relief

November 14, 2013 -  By

JCB extended a helping hand to the Filipino typhoon disaster, donating $500,000 worth of machines and generators to assist cleanup operations from the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan.

In addition to a fleet of 3CX backhoe loaders, JCB’s Filipino dealer, Camec, is providing more than 120 JCB electrical generators.

The generators already are being used to power community buildings such as hospitals and local authority premises. The JCB backhoes will be deployed in the city of Tacloban.

This is the second time JCB has sent aid to the Philippines. In 2006, the company sent a fleet of 3CX backhoe loaders after Typhoon Reming hit the Bicol region.

Typhoon Haiyan, however, is one of the most powerful storms ever recorded on land and responsible for around 2,500 casualties.

“The human suffering and scenes of devastation in the Philippines have been heartrending, and I hope JCB’s contribution to the relief effort will help, in some small way, those who are bearing the brunt of this disaster,” said JCB Chairman Lord Bamford. “One of the main challenges facing rescue workers is clearing roads in the affected areas, and the JCB backhoe is exactly the right machine for removing debris.”

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