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.