Husqvarna donates equipment to assist in recovery effort at the World Trade Center
Following the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon, Husqvarna joined with corporate America to aid in the rescue and recovery effort. Power Cutters (Models 371K and 3120K) were donated to fire, police and rescue teams assisting in the recovery efforts as well as hundreds of pairs of Husqvarna work gloves, safety glasses, ear protection and over 1,000 rain ponchos.
“I think everyone in America is asking themselves what they can do to help,” said Dave Zerfoss, president of Husqvarna North America. “By putting additional equipment in the hands of skilled workers they can put more crews to work and hopefully speed up the recovery process.” Husqvarna North America worked in conjunction with United Rental located just outside the city to facilitate the process and get the power cutters and safety gear into the hands of the right people quickly.
In addition, Husqvarna employees were quick to launch a collection effort for the American Red Cross, and the company pledged to match employee donations. To date, a total of four thousand five hundred dollars has been raised to aid victims, their families and the clean up efforts. Husqvarna has had a long philanthropic history with the American Red Cross and their disaster relief efforts, both in terms of monetary and equipment contributions.
“Quick action, big hearts, pride and patriotism all contribute to the giving during this tragic time in our history,” added Zerfoss.