MOLINE, Ill. – Deere & Co. will make a $1 million cash donation to support Habitat Hammers Back, a long-term recovery initiative organized 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 is another step in the response by Deere and its Foundation to the hurricane disasters.
An annual $500,000 contribution by the John Deere Foundation to the American Red Cross Annual Disaster Giving Program that helps the Red Cross pre-position supplies, secure shelters, maintain vehicles and train volunteers so response can begin immediately.
Personal employee contributions of more than $100,000 to the Red Cross, local food banks, and other aid organizations – a total matched by the John Deere Foundation.
Deployment of heavy equipment by John Deere’s business divisions and dealers to help in the recovery efforts.