Bobcat gives donation to Red Cross chapter for hurricane relief.
On behalf of Bobcat Company, a business of Ingersoll Rand, and a diversified industrial firm, Bobcat North America President Scott Nelson presented the $66,738 check to Sherri Thomsen, executive director of the Minn-Kota Red Cross, May 23, at the Minn-Kota Red Cross Education Center, 2602 12th Street North.
"We are extremely pleased that our Bobcat Company dealerships and employees were able to step up and raise these funds to help with American Red Cross relief efforts along the Gulf Coast," Nelson said. "Like everyone across the nation who saw the devastation, we wanted to do something to help the victims--some of whom were part of the Bobcat family."
To raise the money, Bobcat Company officials vowed to contribute $100 from each "gold package" option sold on Bobcat machines over a four-month period from Sept. 1 to Dec. 31, 2005. Several dealers from around the country also raised money privately to increase the donation.
At the end of the year, the company had garnered more than a $132,000. Nelson said they decided that at least half of the money would be earmarked for the American Red Cross, and the other half would go directly to 14 individuals within the Bobcat organization affected by Hurricane Katrina. Recently, Bobcat Company began distributing checks to those 14 employees who represent four of the region's hardest hit dealerships, including Bobcat of Lake Charles, LA; Duhon Machinery Co., New Orleans; Beard Equipment Co., Biloxi, MS; and Bobcat of Broward, Pompano Beach, FL.
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|Date:||Jul 1, 2006|
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