Kawasaki is supporting relief efforts following the devastating tornado in Oklahoma by providing local police, fire and government forces with 10 new utility vehicles.
As the citizens of Moore, Newcastle, and Oklahoma City, Okla. recover from a devastating EF5 tornado, Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. is donating ten new Kawasaki Mule™ 4010 Trans4x4 Diesel and Teryx4™ 750 4×4 four-passenger utility vehicles to local governments, police, and fire agencies working on relief efforts in the region.
“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.” said 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.
Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. (KMC) markets and distributes Kawasaki motorcycles, ATVs, Side x Sides, and personal watercraft through a network of more than 1,200 independent retailers, with an additional 7,400 retailers specializing in Kawasaki power products and general purpose engines. KMC and its affiliates employ nearly 3,100 people in the United States, with 300 of them located at KMC’s Irvine, California headquarters.
Kawasaki’s tagline, “Let the good times roll.™”, is recognized worldwide. For five decades, the Kawasaki brand has become synonymous with powerful, stylish and category-leading vehicles. Information about Kawasaki’s complete line of powersports products and Kawasaki affiliates can be found on the Internet at www.kawasaki.com.