Texas Governor Greg Abbott as well as Commissioner John Sharp and local elected leaders in Fulton, TX, joined officials from Kubota Tractor Corporation to announce its $1 million donation of funds and equipment to the Hurricane Harvey relief effort. This donation will help provide the people of Aransas County and surrounding areas with the equipment and tools needed to help clear debris and expand efforts to rebuild businesses, homes and entire communities that were devastated by the storm.
Following the announcement, Governor Abbott expressed his thanks for the company's generous contribution to the relief effort and to helping Texans in their time of need. “This donation speaks to the character and integrity of Kubota and their investment in the people of Texas,” he stated. “I am extremely proud of how our state and companies like Kubota have responded to this storm, and this donation serves as a reminder that we are all in this together. Hurricane Harvey caused unprecedented damage, but no storm can match the Texas spirit, and nothing is more powerful than a united Texas.”
“We have a long history of helping to rebuild communities when disaster strikes, throughout the world,” said Todd Stucke, senior vice president of marketing, Product Support and Strategic Projects, Kubota Tractor Corporation. “By immediately mobilizing loaned Kubota construction equipment with the help of our local dealers when the catastrophic hurricane struck here in Texas, to today’s announcement of 12 donated skid steer units, we are extremely humbled to be able to fill a need to help rebuild these communities and assist those unfortunately affected in returning to a normal life.”