Heavy equipment manufacturer JCB is responding to the Filipino typhoon disaster by donating machines and generators worth more than $500,000 to assist in the aftermath of the catastrophe.
The company is sending a fleet of three 3CX backhoe loaders to help clean-up operations following Typhoon Haiyan, one of the most powerful storms ever recorded on land and responsible for up to 2,500 casualties. In addition, JCB's Filipino dealer, Camec, is providing more than 120 JCB electrical generators.
The generators are already being used to power community buildings, including hospitals and local authority premises. The JCB backhoes will be deployed in clean-up operations in the province of Tacloban City.