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Deere & Company announces a $1 million donation to Habitat Hammers Back, a long-term recovery initiative by Habitat for Humanity International to help repair and rebuild communities ravaged by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria. The $1 million commitment to Habitat Hammers Back will include:
“Habitat for Humanity has many years of experience helping families build back after disasters, providing longer-term, sustained efforts to help people and communities recover,” says Samuel R. Allen, chairman and CEO of Deere & Company, in a press release. “Deere and its employees, dealers, and customers have already and will continue to be involved in these efforts.”
Habitat is in its immediate response phase, the first of its three-phase disaster responses that include immediate relief, community stabilization, and long-term recovery. The immediate response phase includes damage assessments and clean-up in Texas, Florida, and the Caribbean. Deere will also encourage and help organize individuals and teams of employees who wish to support the recovery efforts through the company’s employee volunteer program.