Manitou donates to Red Cross for Harvey relief, issues challenge to match contribution

Updated Sep 27, 2017
Manitou’s Mustang 708 articulated loader.Manitou’s Mustang 708 articulated loader.

Manitou Americas donated $10,000 to the American Red Cross to support communities and families affected by Hurricane Harvey and challenges their suppliers to match their donation through The Manitou Challenge donation campaign.

“Our thoughts are with those impacted by this devastating storm, and we stand ready with support as communities begin the steps to recovery,” said Rick Alton, president of the Manitou Group Compact Equipment Product Division, in a press release. “We are fortunate to have strong and committed suppliers and, by partnering with them, we are hoping to make an even greater impact on relief efforts, as families and businesses begin the recovery process.”

“Thousands of our close business partners, families and friends have been affected by Hurricane Harvey, and we would like to support them in this challenging time,” said Martin Simard, plant manager at the Manitou manufacturing facility in Waco, Texas, in the press release. “I am urging all of our suppliers to reach out and support relief efforts through the American Red Cross and The Manitou Challenge.”

To participate in the Manitou Challenge and donate to the American Red Cross, visit For more information, contact Manitou Americas at 262-334-9461 or [email protected].