PARK RIDGE, NJ, Jun 20, 2011 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- The Hertz Corporation announces its participation in assisting victims of recent natural disasters throughout the United States by supplying equipment to areas devastated by these events through its Equipment Rental Corporation. Hertz Equipment Rental has also donated $38,000 worth of materials including hard hats, extension cords, and gloves to the Joplin, Missouri clean-up effort.
"With the recent natural disasters that have hit the Southeast, it's important for Hertz to provide assistance to our customers in need and the victims of these tragedies," commented Mark P. Frissora, Hertz Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "By making a monetary donation to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief, as well as providing equipment to our customers in cities like Joplin, MO and areas along the Mississippi River, Hertz is taking the necessary course of action, and with its ability to mobilize quickly Hertz is able to help residents and businesses in these affected areas."
Hertz Equipment Rental is providing its customers in Joplin, MO with light towers, crawler loaders, trucks, excavators and forklifts. Hertz Equipment Rental is also supplying those affected by the Mississippi River flood with equipment for rent including pumps, trucks, and generators.
Due to the increased need of businesses in the Mississippi River area, Hertz Equipment Rental has been operational 24/7 and has deployed additional fleet and equipment in addition to staff to its locations in Baton Rouge, Broussard, and New Orleans, Louisiana as well as Memphis, Tennessee.
"Hertz is dedicated to its customers and helping those in need during natural disasters," commented Lois Boyd, Executive Vice President and President, Hertz Equipment Rental Corporation. "With the availability of our call center, website, and team of devoted staff, HERC has supplied our customers with the equipment and materials needed for clean-up and will continue to work closely with them as their needs evolve."
Equipment renters looking to take advantage of HERC's Customer Care Center in the Southeast can call 855-231-3404 and can visit the company online at www.hertzequip.com . For general information, customers can call toll free 1-888-777-2700. Trained customer care representatives are available to rent a wide range of equipment as well as trucks to provide aid to customers.