British construction equipment maker JCB has announced that it will donate equipment to the Philippines for relief efforts following Typhoon Haiyan, which has killed an estimated 2,500 people.
The Staffordshire, England-based multinational company, which has 18 factories globally, will send three of its 3CX backhoe loaders, and local Filipino distributor Camec willprovide 120 JB generators.
“The human suffering and scenes of devastation in the Philippines have been heart-rending, and I hope JCB’s contribution to the relief effort will help, in some small way, those who are bearing the brunt of this disaster," said JCB Chairman Lord Bamford, in a statement reported by CE Unbound and other websites.
“One of the main challenges facing rescue workers is clearing roads in the affected areas, and the JCB backhoe is exactly the right machine for removing debris.”
JCB was established in 1945.