Caterpillar Inc. And the Caterpillar Foundation, the company’s philanthropic arm, announced today a series of targeted relief efforts to support countries struggling with a significant rise of COVID-19 cases.
As part of the Caterpillar Foundation’s ongoing response to COVID-19 and commitment to building stronger, more resilient communities, it is collaborating with partners and relief organizations to provide essential medical supplies and improve equitable access to vaccines.
“Supporting communities in need around the world align with the Caterpillar Foundation’s strategy and our company’s values,” said Caterpillar Chairman and CEO Jim Umpleby. “Through partnering with relief organizations, the generosity of our employees, and the Foundation’s platform, we are helping fight the spread of COVID-19 and give front-line workers resources to act quickly and save lives.”
The Caterpillar Foundation is giving $1 million to help India’s health system deliver care to families and communities by funding medical equipment, including oxygen concentrators and oxygen plant optimization, as well as critical medical supplies, across identified hot spot locations.
In addition to the Foundation’s efforts, Caterpillar India is providing an initial contribution of $1.4 million, enabling an additional supply of oxygen, donating beds with ventilator support to hospitals, supporting vaccination drives, and setting up temporary relief shelters.