The CNH Industrial Foundation Donates 250k to Support Team Rubicon's Disaster Response

Jul 20, 2021 4:00 PM ET
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The CNH Industrial Foundation, the U.S.-based 501(c)(3) charitable arm of CNH Industrial, announced a US$250,000 grant to Team Rubicon in support of its unrestricted Ready Reserve fund, which is essential for Team Rubicon to prepare for and implement its critical disaster response operations. Team Rubicon is a veteran-led non-profit organization which deploys emergency response teams to global disaster zones, supporting communities impacted by these events. The organization partners closely with both the CNH Industrial Foundation and CNH Industrial’s construction equipment brand CASE CE.

The CNH Industrial Foundation supports Team Rubicon’s work which annually serves over 3,000 individuals, not only assisting in immediate disaster response but also long-term recovery. To date this is the largest single grant that the CNH Industrial Foundation has awarded to Team Rubicon.

“The CNH Industrial Foundation is committed to supporting the communities in which we operate, and we are extremely proud of the strong and rewarding partnership we have built with Team Rubicon over the years,” said CNH Industrial Foundation President Brian French. “This partnership reflects two of the core philanthropic priorities of the CNH Industrial Foundation, Civic & Community Empowerment and Disaster Relief.”

“CNH Industrial Foundation’s $250,000 grant enables Team Rubicon to say ‘yes’ to supporting communities most in need. This contribution is especially meaningful as we enter into hurricane season while continuing to support vaccination distribution across the country and building our capacity through volunteer training and mitigation operations,” said David Burke, Chief Programs Officer of Team Rubicon. “Most importantly, this investment allows Team Rubicon to continue to meet families and individuals where they are, regardless of location or disaster.”

In addition to the CNH Industrial Foundation’s monetary support this year, many CNH Industrial employees serve as Greyshirts (what Team Rubicon calls their volunteers) with Team Rubicon and have been out in the community supporting Team Rubicon’s mission. Volunteering with Team Rubicon provides them with opportunities to get involved with their local communities, to give back and have a positive impact. Employees are supporting Team Rubicon during special Impact Days designed by CNH Industrial to facilitate volunteerism activities, as well as on their own through Volunteer Time Off.