Textron Joins Business Community in Supporting Relief EffortsCharlotte, N.C. (Sept. 17, 2001) Textron Inc. joined employers large and small across the country in supporting relief efforts after the recent terrorist attacks in Washington, D.C., Pennsylvania and New York City.
The company gave $100,000 to the American Red Cross National Disaster Fund to benefit victims and their families. Donations of equipment also flowed in from Textron divisions, including OmniQuip, Bell Helicopters, E-Z-GO and Cushman.
"Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their loved ones," said Gregory Hyland, chairman and CEO of Textron Golf, Turf & Specialty Products. "In America, it's no longer business as usual. The business community has rallied to a higher cause."
Immediately following the terrorist attack, OmniQuip and E-Z-GO loaned $1 million worth of light construction and transportation equipment to the New York City Fire Department and the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Cushman offered 12 Trucksters to the New York City Police Department. Cessna Aircraft Company loaned eight aircraft and crews to the Federal Emergency Management Agency and to the Red Cross to assist in national relief efforts.
Lewis Campbell, chairman and CEO of Textron Inc., said employees from every corner of the company pitched in to aid the relief effort. "We have all been touched by this unthinkable tragedy in various personal ways," Campbell said. "Thankfully, no Textron employee was injured or killed."