Deere and Company will help re-build homes for victims of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria. Friday it announced a donation of one million dollars for Habitat Hammers Back, a division of Habitat for Humanity that focuses on long-term recovery.
The cash gift is in addition to some previous help, including:
- 500,000 dollars a year from the John Deere Foundation to the Red Cross Annual Disaster Giving Program,
- contributions totaling 100,000 dollars from employees to the Red Cross, food banks, and other aid groups - matched by the Deere Foundation,
- and the loaning of Deere heavy equipment by the company and dealers to help recovery efforts.
It also will encourage employees to volunteer their time to help hurricane victims.