Kawasaki donates side-by-sides to Oklahoma tornado relief efforts

Publish Date: 
May 24, 2013

IRVINE, Calif. - Kawasaki has donated 10 new side-by-sides to help in the relief efforts after this past week’s tornado in the Oklahoma City area.

Kawasaki is donating Mule 4010 Trans4x4 Diesel and Teryx4 750 4x4 four-passenger utility vehicles to local governments, police, and fire agencies.

Side-by-sides are able to reach hard-hit areas where traditional vehicles might struggle, Kawasaki noted.

“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 nonprofit relief organizations.

Posted by Arlo Redwine. Photo courtesy Kawasaki