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JCB helps Haiti relief effort

JCB has donated two 3CX backhoe loaders to help the disaster relief effort in Haiti following the devastating earthquake that may have killed 200,000 people. The machines, worth over £90,000, are being made available to the US Government.

JCB chairman Sir Anthony Bamford said: “The scale of the devastation is unimaginable and it’s heart-rending to see the human suffering caused by the disaster.

“There is clearly a lack of equipment on the island and I hope our gift will help in some small way to alleviate that suffering and in the rebuilding in the aftermath of the earthquake.”

“There is clearly a lack of equipment on the island and I hope our gift will help in some small way to alleviate that suffering.”

Sir Anthony Bamford, JCB

The contribution follows a series of JCB donations to parts of the world hit by natural disasters, including the 2008 earthquake in Sichuan province in China, when six backhoe loaders and a team of operators were sent from the company’s factory in Shanghai to help the clear-up effort.

JCB also donated machines worth more than £1M in the aftermath of the Asian tsunami in 2004, and last year donated an excavator and a backhoe loader to help the disaster relief effort following the earthquake off the Indonesian island of Sumatra.

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