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Saturday, April 19, 2014

NMI Red Cross gets donated gensets, washers

The American Red Cross NMI Chapter received yesterday 10 Briggs & Stratton generators and five pressure washers as part of a large donation to help the organization better prepare for and respond to disasters and emergencies in communities throughout the country.

The donation by Briggs & Stratton includes about 850 generators and 500 pressure washers to Red Cross chapters in disaster-prone locations across the United States, Puerto Rico, and the CNMI.

“The generators can supply power at disaster shelters and service centers during relief operations and even power devices within our chapter’s offices,” said J.D. Tenorio, emergency services director. “We’ll use the pressure washers to wash cots, and clean the shelters after disasters and for other cleaning projects.”

“When disasters strike, the Red Cross is there helping neighbors and communities, and Briggs & Stratton is proud to be a part of that critical response,” said Todd Teske, chairman, president & CEO of Briggs & Stratton Corp.

This represents the second and final shipment Briggs & Stratton will be delivering in 2012. In May, Briggs & Stratton delivered generators and pressure washers along the Atlantic and Gulf Coast in preparation for hurricane season.

These second shipments will go to Red Cross chapters in Alaska, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Tennessee, Utah, Washington, West Virginia, and Wyoming. Briggs & Stratton will also be shipping units to American Red Cross territories, in Guam and Saipan.

Through the donation of this equipment, Briggs & Stratton joins other corporate members in the Annual Disaster Giving Program, which enables the Red Cross to respond immediately to the needs of individuals and families impacted by disaster by helping build a reliable funding base for disaster relief services.

Briggs & Stratton Corp., headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is the world’s largest producer of gasoline engines for outdoor power equipment. Its subsidiary Briggs & Stratton Power Products Group LLC is North America’s No. 1 manufacturer of portable generators and pressure washers. (ARC)

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