To help aid in the recovery from the devastating tornado that hit Moore, Newcastle and Oklahoma City, Okla., Kawasaki is donating ten new Kawasaki Mule 4010 Trans4x4 Diesel and Teryx4 750 4×4 four-passenger utility vehicles. Local governments, police and fire agencies working on relief efforts in the region will be receiving the vehicles.
“The devastation inflicted on the Oklahoma City area by this massively destructive tornado is not going to be repaired overnight, and the team at Kawasaki wants to help in any way we can,” says Tak Teranishi, Kawasaki’s president. “These vehicles are being provided immediately, to help public safety workers clear debris, patrol affected areas, assist families in the clean-up and repair of their homes, and to aid small business owners in their quests to reopen their businesses.”
Kawasaki also opened its donation-matching program for contributions by employees at all of its U.S. facilities. The company will match all individual donations from $30 to $500 made to the Red Cross and other non-profit relief organizations.
The Kawasaki Mule is ideal for infrastructure projects and emergency response. Used by police, fire and EMT departments across the country as well as by construction workers and public utilities crews, the versatility of these lightweight, four-wheeled vehicles is coupled to their unique ability to traverse rugged terrain, such as the debris from this natural disaster. They are easily able to reach hard-hit areas where traditional vehicles might struggle.