The Chrysler Foundation, the charity arm of Chrysler, has donated $100,000 dollars to the First Response Team of America to help with the efforts underway to aid Oklahoma after the destructive Tornado. The First Response Team of America is a nonprofit disaster relief organization that helps local first responders and aids with cleanup efforts.
What the First Response Team of America does is head into an area that’s been struck by a disaster and lends a helping hand. They assist with the rubble, water rescues, clearing roads, and a host of other things to help the nearby communities. In order to do this, they require heavy duty equipment and Chrysler has been a supporter for a while now in that regard. The company has already donated three heavy-duty trucks to the team. Ram trucks are included in the long list of heavy equipment they need to handle the cleanup.
Last year, Ram began a partnership with The Weather Channel Companies and the First Response Team of America. The Weather Channel Companies also started the series “Responding by Storm” which reports on the work of the First Response Team of America.
Reid Bigland, President and CEO of Ram, has this to say, “We know that the road to recovery for residents of Moore and Oklahoma City will be long. The Chrysler Foundation is proud to support First Response Team of America’s efforts to help the people of Oklahoma get back on their feet.”
Chrysler has a history of support for communities dealing with extreme disasters. Just last year, here in New York, Ram donated 20 Ram 1500 Tradesman trucks and $100,000 to the American Red Cross in the wake of Superstorm Sandy.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims in Oklahoma still dealing with this horrible tradgey. Please visit the First Response Team of America page and lend any support you can for your fellow Americans.
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