Case donates $US100k in equipment for Brazil flood relief

Case said that when heavy rains caused mudslides and other storm damage in southern Brazil in November, and again at the end of December, Case delivered a Case CX220 hydraulic excavator, a Case 845 motor grader, a Case 521D wheel loader and a Case 410 skid steer loader to the affected areas. The manufacturer said its machines were used to clear out the access roads and remove mud barriers that were formed by the slides. It said the work opened access for relief workers to the southern Brazilian city of Blumenau, which was one of the cities most affected by the widespread flooding. This effort marked the fourth project undertaken in the past 12 months for Case Multiacao, a program of sustainable social action supported by Case in Brazil. Other projects included the Fonte Viva Project, which removed crippling amounts of silt from a stretch of the Sao Francisco River, and a partnership with the municipal government of Sorocaba to build an area for leisure activities that will benefit 22,000 people.

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