Bobcat donates over $200,000 to help 9-11 victims and families

Like many companies responding to the September 11th terrorist attacks, officials at North Dakota-based Bobcat Company donated $208, 300 to the American Red Cross in support of the 9-11 relief work. The check was presented to Kathy Schons, executive director of the local Minn-Kota Chapter of the American Red Cross, in a ceremony held at the company’s West Fargo headquarters just before the holidays. The Chapter has forwarded the gift to the American National Red Cross to assist with the continued 9-11 relief efforts.

When the events first took place, Bobcat immediately prepared its dealers by shipping additional units into the area, and dealers supplied their customers with additional machines, maintenance supplies and attachments to use in the cleanup.

Compelled to do more, Bobcat began manufacturing a Spirit of America special edition skid-steer loader, which is painted in patriotic colors. The company announced to its dealers that $400 would be donated to the American Red Cross for each special edition machine ordered. Further, the company announced additional donations of $100 for other Bobcat loader models. In all, more than 300 Spirit of America commemorative skid-steer loaders were ordered, plus an additional 883 units backed by the smaller contribution.

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