Case Construction Equipment and heavy equipment dealer F&W Equipment provided veteran-led disaster response organization Team Rubicon with equipment for use as part of Operation Cedar Crest, a cleanup operation spurred by three EF-1 tornadoes and one microburst that touched down on May 15, 2018 in Connecticut. The severe weather left more that 150,000 residents without power and blocked more than 428 roads.
Team Rubicon deployed 44 members to the affected site, totaling 1,068 hours of volunteer work and 75,000 feet of debris moved. Team Rubicon brought the community a potential savings of $31,600 in materials and labor.
“This type of local, grassroots disaster response — matching regional Team Rubicon volunteers with Case equipment — is what was envisioned from the beginning of the partnership,” said Michel Marchand, vice president – North America, Case Construction Equipment. “Volunteers were able to make a real difference for residents and help them clean up and get back to normal quicker than they could have on their own.”